The Diocese of Fresno, through their Catholic Channel KNTX, started a new podcast called, "Looking at Social Justice". Jim Grant, the Restorative Justice Director, hosts this show where guests and Grant engage in conversations regarding Social Justice. This show is recording in the Diocese of Fresno and is published in various outlets including Youtube, Apple, Spotify, and other streaming services.
The Archdiocese of San Francisco Office of Human Life and Dignity are hosting the Annual Reentry Conference & Resource Fair on September 6, 2019.
The Office of Restorative Justice of the Archdiocese of San Francisco hosted a special dinner. This community event was in support of the families of prisoners and people who are in the process of re-entry. The Restorative Justice Ministry collaborated with other local agencies and organizations including the San Francisco Sheriff's department. Over 120 people gathered at St. Mary's Cathedral Event Center on June 13.
Originally posted on CalMatters.org.
As for most high school students, commencement day was big for Osvaldo Moreno. “This is a proud moment for me,” he beamed on a recent June weekend, and not just because he was the first to finish school among six—soon-to-be seven—children in his family.
San Francisco will stop charging jail inmates for phone calls and stop marking up the cost of items in the jail store, Mayor London Breed and Sheriff Vicki Hennessy told KQED, a change that will save inmates and their families about $1.7 million a year and, city officials hope, make it easier for them to keep in touch with their families.
On May 7, the California Catholic Conference Office of Restorative Justice in collaboration with Suzanne Nehaus held a Bereavement Ministry "Train-the-Trainer" Training atMater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center in Sierra Madre.
There were six different dioceses represented throughout the entire state of California. Participants were a diversived group of deacons, trauma support volunteers, bereavement ministers, lay people, and chaplains. Everyone enjoyed the training and saw it as a very powerful and effective tool neccesary for their communities.
Originally posted on The Crux.
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Don Johnson, set to be executed May 16 by the state of Tennessee for the brutal 1984 murder of his wife Connie Johnson, has several people in his corner advocating clemency for him.
His supporters include the three Catholic bishops of Tennessee. But now, Johnson’s stepdaughter Cynthia Vaughn, who once supported his execution, has forgiven him and publicly spoken out against his execution.
Recently the Diocese of San Bernardino hopsted a Victims Symposium. The day was filled with workshops and keynote speakers who spoke on the theme of "Embracing Hope".
The Amendment is a powerful and inspiring true story of finding triumph over tragedy, injustice, and loss. In 1979, Brooks Douglass and his sister Leslie survived a devastating crime that rocked their community and took their parents’ lives. Initially sent into an emotional tailspin, Brooks regained his footing, became Oklahoma’s youngest state senator, and championed important victims’ rights legislation. It is not until his quest for justice brings him face to face with his parents’ killer that he finds the lessons of his father may hold the answer to finally finding peace.
The Office of Restorative Justice from the Diocese of San Bernardino released their quarterly newsletter.