Welcome to John Howard Society
of Nova Scotia
The John Howard Society of Nova Scotia is a provincial organization comprising and governed by people whose goal is to understand and respond to problems of crime and the criminal justice system.
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 activities.
More specifically, the Society engages in the following:
Which includes active, planned and frequent contact with the media, key government policy analysis, advisors and politicians and committees with respect to the promotion of the objectives of the John Howard Society of Nova Scotia.
Related to the development and dissemination of briefs and positions on matters of national and provincial importance which incorporates positions in the furtherance of objectives of the John Howard Society of Nova Scotia.
With other John Howard Societies to promote a coordinated consultative process which allows the Society to respond to the needs of members and facilitate joint projects.
- Community Education
Which focuses on the sharing of information among members and the promotion of the of the objectives of the John Howard Society of Nova Scotia to the members through board development activities and broad based community education initiatives to enhance its role.
- Coalition Building
Through a coordinated process of information sharing and the dissemination of materials with other like-minded organizations.
- Resource Development Initiatives
To strengthen the ability of the provincial office to further the objective of the John Howard Society of Nova Scotia.
- Direct Services Provision
By supervising those who have come into conflict with the law, by assisting with community reintegration and by working with the families of offenders.