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

Medicine Hat John Howard Society

The Medicine Hat John Howard Society, established in 1948, is a community based agency that works with our community towards the prevention of crime and to assist those affected by crime.

Programs and Services

  • Client Service – Clients are assisted through information, support and referral, intended to facilitate successful integration into the community. Referral to and advocacy with other community organizations assists clients with needs such as accommodation, food, transportation, employment, legal services, education and other. Direct client services may include assistance with pardon applications, filing income tax returns, acquiring primary identification, third-party communication with family or other supports, facilitating money transfers, short-term storage of personal effects, receiving mail and no fee service for Affidavits and Statutory Declarations. The Society fields inquiries for public legal information education and makes referrals, as appropriate.
  • Criminal Justice Education (CJE) Program  Medicine Hat John Howard Society delivers the CJE program to elementary, junior high and high school students throughout the Palliser Health Region, intended to inform and educate young people about the criminal justice system and encourage responsible, law abiding behaviour.
  • Medicine Hat Restorative Justice Project  The Medicine Hat Restorative Justice project is a collaborative community-based initiative that serves to foster opportunity for meaningful and accountable resolution between individuals who have caused harm and the people and/or communities who have been impacted by their behaviour. Parties with a stake in a specific offence will collectively work towards dealing with the aftermath of the offence and its implications for the future.


Lee Ann Charbonneau, Executive Director
Medicine Hat John Howard Society
#208, 535 – 3 Street SE
Medicine Hat, Alberta
T1A 0H2

Telephone: (403) 526-5916
Fax: (403) 526-4636

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Our office

John Howard Society of Alberta
6909 - 116 St.
Edmonton, Alberta
T6H 4P2