Anonymous asked in Society & CultureOther - Society & Culture · 9 years ago

What is the John Howard Society?

What do they do? What is their job? What is their goal? Why are they doing it? And How are they doing it? (media, online, etc...) Who is doing it, and where are they doing it?

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    The John Howard Society of Waterloo-Wellington is a community based, non-profit, charitable organization operating in the Region since 1959.

    The Society’s primary focus is the prevention of crime through service, community education, advocacy and reform. It relies on a community approach to realize its goal: working with offenders, families of offenders, community groups and government agencies.

    Providing crime prevention services for over 60 years, the John Howard Society is a non-profit organization with branches located in all major cities across Canada. The Society offer programs that aim to reduce recidivism among people who have been in trouble with the law and prevent delinquent behaviour among youth who may be at risk of offending. The John Howard Society believes that crime can be reduced through social and educational programs and the active involvement of an informed community.

    The John Howard Society is Crime Prevention!

    Core Values.

    * People have the right to live in a safe and peaceful society as well as a responsibility implied by this right to respect the law.

    * Every person has intrinsic worth and the right to be treated with dignity, equity, fairness and compassion when involved with the Criminal Justice process.

    * All people have the potential to become responsible citizens.

    * Every person has the right and the responsibility to be informed about, and involved in, the Criminal Justice process.

    * Justice is best served through measures that resolve conflicts, repair harm and restore peaceful relations in society.

    * Independent, autonomous, non-government organizations have a vital role in the Criminal Justice process.

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