The John Howard Society works for effective and humane criminal justice through reform, advocacy, direct service and public education in order to promote a safe and peaceful community.
The society is a non-profit community agency partnering with government and community to offer a wide range of criminal justice related programs for adults and youth.
We help by developing and providing services designed to educate, reintegrate and reduce recidivism. We provide support and assistance to individuals, and the families of individuals, who have been affected, or involved with, the Criminal Justice System.
The society also provides residential support for developmentally disabled and mentally ill adults, transitional housing for persons at risk of homelessness, outreach support for developmentally disabled adults living in the community and a program for youth to learn firsthand the realities of the criminal justice system from a person whose personal choices led them down a negative path.