The John Howard Society of New Brunswick is a registered non-profit society in New Brunswick and a registered charity in Canada.
The John Howard Society of New Brunswick has developed alliances and working partnerships with experts in government, academia, federal/provincial strategies and committees allowing the agency to address the social determinants of health/crime and provide viable solutions to identified community needs in such areas as education, employment, counselling, skill development, professional services and residential housing for youth, adults and families experiencing barriers to sustainable housing.
The JHS has a unique and critical place within “Civil Society” in our community’s social net. We provide services to those who are considered most “in need” exhibiting many of the precursors to crime and victimization. Our clients are not easily provided the opportunities they require to advance, be successful and live more healthy and self-fulfilled within the general community.
The John Howard Society promotes the “capacity” of local NB communities, through the development of JHS coalitions, Affiliates and Branches, to develop, implement and sustain their own solutions to problems in a way that helps them shape and exercise control over their physical, social, economic and cultural environments.
Through capacity building the provincial Society engages in partnership development resulting in: access to knowledge and skills; innovative and proven methodologies; networking and funding opportunities; “Best Practice” models for addressing community needs and managing resources; options for organizational governance; strategies for advocacy; government relations and public outreach.