The California Catholic Conference has announced its legislative and budget outlook for 2016. Criminal justice reform and restorative justice will continue to play an important role in the Conference's work at the capitol.
"As we head into a new year, one our Holy Father has devoted to Mercy," begins the January announcement, "2016 legislative and budgetary directions will begin to become clearer in the next few weeks. New bills are just now being introduced but it’s likely the California Catholic Conference will concentrate on the following: Restorative Justice - We will continue our collaboration with a faith-based coalition working on prison sentencing reform. Another priority – carried over from previous years – will be to eliminate juvenile solitary confinement."
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