The John Howard Society of New Brunswick is attentive to the determinants of crime (income; social support networks; education; employment; social environments; housing; health/mental wellness; coping skills;  addictions; healthy child development and culture) which influence the overall health and safety of NB communities.

Program Development

The Provincial Society engages in the development of “Best Practice” evidenced based programs and services designed to address the social determinants of crime and improve the social conditions within communities.


  • To develop program services derived from “Best Practice” models / approaches
  • To manage the implementation of services regionally or provincial wide
  • Complete evaluations to improve program design and implementation as well as demonstrate program impact


The Provincial Society organizes community members, organizations, and government with the expertise pertaining to the determinants of crime, aimed to influence decisions within political, economic, and social systems and institutions.

Research & Innovation

The John Howard Society of New Brunswick played a key role in the creation of the John Howard Atlantic Research and Innovation Centre (ARIC). This is enhancing greatly the provincial and regional capability in the field of research and innovation regarding the factors and determinants of crime in NB and the Atlantic Region.

ARIC’s mandate is to increase the collective capacity of the John Howard Societies, Affiliates, and Networks of Atlantic Canada to research current issues, trends and factors that impact the determiners and consequences of crime.  Its objectives are to develop evidence-based programs and initiatives, secure adequate resources for implementation, and influence relevant policy.