Senator Kamala D. Harris is taking an active lead in bringing restorative justice to women in prison. She delivered remarks recently at the Justice Action Network’s “Women Unshackled” Conference, a bipartisan event held to address the drastic increase in the female prison population. During her remarks, Harris discussed the importance of reforming criminal justice policies that impact incarcerated women, focusing on prevention and the humane treatment of women during and after incarceration.
Both the survivors and the accused have been critical of the processes used on college campuses to deal with sexual assault cases. So some campuses are considering a new approach. The process is called "restorative justice"…
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has released its proposed implementation of Proposition 57: The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act. Now the general public has until 5pm on September 1, 2017, to comment. There will also be a public hearing on September 1, 2017, from 9am-noon in Sacramento.
Proposition 57 is restorative justice at work. The law can stop the revolving door of crime by
July 24, 2017 – Based on the success of a program launched last spring by the Diocese of Sacramento, the Diocese of Fresno held its first Operation Cooperation on June 19, 2017. Bishop Armando Ochoa invited chaplains from all thirteen facilities located in the diocese and pastors from the parishes near the prisons to participate.
The goal was to find new levels of cooperation in serving both prison and parish communities. Participants came up with ideas about how to work together better such as:
Christina Hernandez, Coordinator of the Diocese of Oakland's Office for Life and Justice, announced that the Peace and Justice Academy has received the 2017 Social Innovation Award from Catholic Charities USA's Partners in Excellence program.
The criteria for the award included:
Dozens of teens will be putting in hours of volunteer time at the Archdiocese of San Francisco's Chancery office during July. The young people come on assignment from Young Neighbors in Action (YNIA) to create hundreds of handmade cards for the Archdiocese's Pen Pal Jr. Project.
The Center for Restorative Justice Works (CRJW) in Hollywood, CA, is seeking an Executive Director with a passion for social justice, previous experience in leading community-driven development initiatives, and proven success in building stable organizations.
The Archdiocese of San Francisco's Restorative Justice Ministry announced that its 2017 Reentry Conference and Resource Fair will be on Friday, September 8, 2017 at St. Mary’s Cathedral.
The Conference was created with a mission to prevent crime, reduce recidivism, increase public safety, and heal our communities.
Michael Lifiti, Benson Louis, and Wayne Chan died on June 14 in a mass shooting at a UPS center. On Monday, June 19, the community came together for an interfaith prayer service on the street in the Mission District near the scene of the violence.
Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of the Archdiocese of San Francisco led the memorial prayer service with Rev. Richard Smith of St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, Imam Al Amin of the San Francisco Muslim Community Center, and Rabbi Katie Mizrahi of OR Shalom Jewish Community.