The John Howard Society fills an important role in public education, community service and in pressing for reform in the criminal justice area. Currently there are branches and offices in over 60 communities across Canada, provincial offices in all 10 provinces and the Northwest Territories and a national office in Kingston.

Mission & Core Values

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

In furtherance of its Mission, the Society:

  • works with people who have come into conflict with the law,
  • reviews, evaluates and advocates for changes in the criminal justice process,

  • engages in public education on matters relating to criminal law and its application, and
  • promotes crime prevention through community and social development activities.

 Core Statements, Values & Principles
 JHS Philosophy