The John Howard Society of Alberta is a non-profit agency concerned with the problem of crime and its prevention. The organization takes its name and spirit from the 18th century humanitarian John Howard, whose name has become a symbol of humane consideration for prisoners. It was incorporated in 1949, and today the organization consists of seven separately incorporated districts along with the Provincial Office.
In Lethbridge, Re-Entry program staff works with individuals in, and recently released from Lethbridge Correctional Centre, and assists them in planning and maintaining re-integration into the community. Clients are assisted in finding and maintaining housing and employment, accessing transportation, appropriate seasonal clothing, and supoprts to address addictions, mental health and more.