The John Howard Society of Newfoundland and Labrador is a community-based organization comprising of, and governed by, individuals whose goal is to understand and respond to crime and its consequences.

The John Howard Society is a voluntary, non-profit agency that provides counselling, residential, employment and related services to adult and youth ex-offenders.


Effective, just and humane responses to the causes and consequences of crime.

In furtherance of its Mission, the Society:

  • provides direct service to individuals who have had conflict with the law or at risk for conflict
  • provides public education on matters relating to the justice system

  • promotes changes in the law and the administration of justice which will lead to a humane, just and effective treatment of individuals and safer communities.

About the Trademark

The John Howard Society of Canada is a registered charity that serves to encourage the development and maintenance of a just, humane and effective response to the causes and consequences of crime. Use of the JHSC certification by other John Howard Societies signifies that the organization has agreed to adopt and comply with policies as specified by the John Howard Society of Canada.