Vancouver/Toronto – To raise awareness of what they do, this is John Howard Society (JHS) Awareness Week.
The Society fills an important role in public education, community service, and works toward effective, just, and humane responses to the causes and consequences of crime. In short, they are advocates.
- 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 and social development activities.
Throughout the week, the Society will role out their awareness campaign. There are a number of provincial and federal correctional institutions in the Fraser Valley. The Society has a Vancouver office and there are plans for an Abbotsford satellite office later in 2019.