The Calgary John Howard Society is a community-based charitable organization dedicated to reducing the incidence of crime and increasing community safety through preventative and restorative justice practices.

To accomplish these ends, we provide:

  • Direct services to individuals at risk
  • Advocacy for effective responses to crime and the individuals involved
  • Education for youth and adults in the community

Our Vision Statement

An informed community active in preventing crime.

Our Mission Statement

Promoting positive change through humane, just, and informed responses to crime and its effects.

Our Core Values

  1. Every person has intrinsic worth and must be treated with dignity, equity, fairness and compassion.
  2. Every person has the right to live in a safe and peaceful society.
  3. Maintaining a safe and peaceful society through humane responses to crime is every person's responsibility.
  4. Every person has the right and the responsibility to be informed about the criminal justice system.
  5. Justice is best served through measures that resolve conflict, embrace diversity, and repair harm.
  6. Society has a unique responsibility to provide a positive developmental environment for youth.

Our Guiding Principles

  1. Crime prevention is best served through social development.
  2. Justice should be restorative.

Our Ends

  1. Individuals at risk of offending will have alternatives.
  2. Responses to crime will be community-focused.
  3. Communities will take ownership in crime prevention.
  4. The community will be informed about the criminal justice system.