About Us

Mission Statement

The John Howard Society of Victoria is a self-governing, non-profit, community based organization whose mission is:

  • To provide services to people in conflict with the law;
  • To understand and respond to the problems of crime;
  • To work towards the prevention of crime;
  • To review, evaluate and respond to needs and concerns related to the justice system;
  • To make our community a safer place to live.

Our goals are:

  1. To operate a non-profit organization of community members of the Greater Victoria area who will support and promote the missions of the John Howard Society of Victoria.
  2. To be fiscally responsible
  3. Provide direct, efficient and cost effective services to prisoners, parolees, probationers, and their families.
  4. To provide service to people affected by criminal activity and the justice system.
  5. Advocate reform within the Criminal Justice System, including development of alternatives to imprisonment.
  6. Encourage community involvement in, and responsibilities for the Justice System.



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