The California Catholic Conference is proud to be a co-sponsor, along with other faith leaders, of AB 2590 Sentencing: Restorative Justice, authored by Dr. Shirley Weber (D-San Diego).
AB 2590 will bring a restorative justice framework to sentencing and encourage the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to develop and expand programs that heal victims, rehabilitate offenders, and create safer communities. A Catholic approach does not give up on those who violate laws. We believe that both victims and offenders are children of God. Despite their very different claims in society, both of their lives and dignity should be protected and respected.