National Crime Victim's Week
National Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 2-8, 2017, provides us with an opportunity to reach out to crime victims and survivors with a willingness to minister to their needs.
The theme this year is “Strength. Resilience. Justice.” Here are resources to use in masses during this important commemorative week.
The Restorative Justice Committee of the California Catholic Conference have issued a statement of support.
Prayers for International Restorative Justice Month
November is International RJ Month. These resources are prepared by the Office of Restorative Justice, Archdiocese of San Francisco.
Reflections and Prayers for Victim Awareness Month
April is Victim Awareness Month. These materials are prepared by the Office of Restorative Justice, Diocese of San Bernardino.
A program that churches can join to provide for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the families of prisoners in their own communities.
A five-session DVD study featuring Sister Helen Prejean, one of the world's leading authorities and outspoken critics of state-sponsored execution.
Session 1: Crossing the Breach
Session 2: What in God?s Name?
Session 3: A Change of Heart
Session 4: Radical Forgiveness
Session 5: Next Steps
Sr. Helen Prejean has ministered to numerous inmates on death row, and has authored two books based on those experiences, Dead Man Walking and The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions. She is the founder of the Death Penalty Discourse Center in New Orleans. All proceeds from the sales of Questioning Capital Punishment will benefit the Death Penalty Discourse Network.
Recordings of presentations at the symposium on Crime, Punishment, and the Common Good. The event was sponsored by the California Catholic Conference and was held at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Available from St. Joseph Radio. Order by phone at (714) 744-0336.
- American Violence: The Failure of Public Policy
- Work of Forgiveness and Reconciliation
- Battered Women's Syndrome
- Catholic Judges Living their Faith in the Criminal Justice System
- Catholic Lawyers Living Their Faith in the Criminal Justice
- Christian Vision of Restoration, The
- Criminal Justice: Or is it? Rehabilitation vs. Punishment
- Death Penalty: Start to Finish
- For God's Sake
- From Exclusion to Participation:Story of a Victim's Family
- From the Culture of Violence to the Culture of Life
- Gendered Justice: Women in the Criminal Justice System
- Hearts and Hands: Creating Community in Violent Times
- Hunger in the Spirit and Anger in the Flesh
- Immigration: Unaccompanied Children
- La Vision Christiana de Restitucion
- Las Voces Del Desaflo
- Myths and Realities of Transition from Prison to Community
- Makers & Beacons on a Circuitous Road
- The Other Saw Stars: Mentoring That Works
- Out of Churches, on the Streets, Transforming Crime and Punishment
- Proposition 36 and Drug Court
- Reality and Concerns of Children of Incarcerated Parents
- The Reality of Incarcerated Women
- Restorative Justice Promotes Public Safety
- RJ City: Building a Model Restorative Justice System