Effective, just and humane responses
to the causes and consequences of crime

Who Are We?

The John Howard Society of Alberta is a non-profit agency concerned with the problem of crime and its prevention. The organization takes its name and spirit from the 18th century humanitarian John Howard, whose name has become a symbol of humane consideration for prisoners. It was incorporated in 1949, and today the organization consists of seven separately incorporated districts along with the Provincial Office.

We believe that crime control is as much the responsibility of the community as it is of government. Through involvement with the John Howard Society, as members or volunteers, people in the community play an active role in the criminal justice process by providing programs for offenders and their families, ex-offenders, young persons and the public.

Our Vision

A socially just, harmonious and safe community.

Our Mission

Advancing the work of the John Howard Societies across Alberta through promotion, research and public education on issues of public safety and crime prevention.

Latest News

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Via CJHS: Supervised consumption site in federal prison will be 1st in Canada, says union https://t.co/m3t5mC1IZ9 https://t.co/gwVOMeiZed
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John Howard Society of Alberta2 days ago

Bail hearing delays need to be addressed.

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John Howard Society of Alberta3 days ago

For those with access to CNN and have an interest in #restorativejustice, check out The Redemption Project with Van Jones

JohnHowardSocietyAB3 days ago
Bail hearing delays need to be addressed. https://t.co/eeTErfp0HJ
JohnHowardSocietyAB4 days ago
For those with access to CNN and have an interest in #restorativejustice, check out The Redemption Project with Van Jones https://t.co/HlUcbeyjho