Our Town Hall

The Catholic Prison Ministries Coalition (CPMC) recognizes the value of community and collaboration in ministering to those affected by incarceration. To facilitate these important discussions CPMC hosts town halls for particular ministries regularly each month. 

These forums provide the space necassary for ministers to share resources, discuss best practices, and learn from each other’s experiences. The resources that are shared at each town hall are posted below. Do you have a particular resource you would like to share or a topic you would like discussed? Let us know.
 

November 18, 2021 - Town Hall

Join us for a follow-up town hall on the rippling effects of racism.

Our guest speaker is Zuri Davis, a criminal justice reform activist and a former journalist. During her journalism career, she covered police misconduct, wrongful incarceration, the drug war, and the death penalty. She currently resides in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Applying Restorative Justice: Practices of Encounter

Restorative justice is a philosophy or approach to harm that focuses on repairing relationships and is consistent with Catholic teaching. Restorative practices can be applied in various types of ministry to the incarcerated as well as individuals and communities harmed by crime. Join us as Caitlin Morneau (Director of Restorative…
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Implementing Centering Prayer: A Follow-up Conversation

This Town Hall is a follow-up conversation to Holding Still. Join Ray Leonardini (Prison Contemplative Fellowship), Lawrence Hamilton, and Paul Deitering about the practicalities of implementing a Centering Prayer program in the facility where you volunteer or minister. You can visit Prison Contemplative Fellowship here. You can find a resource guide…
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Human Trafficking & Incarceration

Join us for a conversation with the US Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking. Learn why many trafficked women are getting put behind bars for crimes they were forced to do. Hear how the prison system fosters trafficking inside its walls. Join a discussion on finding ways to work together to…
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Immersion: A Point of Re-entry

Join us for a conversation with the Immersion program directors. This program serves returning citizens in need of critical supportive wrap-around services and provides access to SVdP resources available throughout the United States. Grounded in Catholic Social Teaching, the Immersion program works in systemic change initiatives to end poverty by…
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Restorative Justice Ministry (with Catholic Extension)

Join us for a conversation about Catholic Extension’s work in restorative justice ministry. Their program, in partnership with Loyola University of Chicago, provides training in theology and practical strategies for expanding or creating diocesan and parish-based Restorative Justice prison ministries in your area. Catholic Extension website: https://www.catholicextension.org/grant-information/strategic-initiatives/restorativejustice/ For any questions,…
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Education & Re-Entry

Each third Thursday of the month CPMC and the NACC will be hosting town halls for those doing re-entry ministry. The town halls are structured to share practices and resources on important topics for the unique needs for citizens being released from incarceration/detention. For any questions, please email: [email protected]
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Juvenile Detention Ministry

On any given day, over 48,000 youth in the United States are confined in facilities away from home as a result of juvenile justice or criminal justice involvement. (Prison Policy Initiative) Come share resources, best practices, and lessons learned as we address the need to minister to juveniles experiencing incarceration.…
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Ministerial Trauma

Each third Thursday of the month CPMC and the NACC will be hosting town halls for those doing re-entry ministry. The town halls are structured to share practices and resources on important topics for the unique needs for citizens Join us for a conversation with Sr. Ilaria Buonriposi, CMS and…
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Sharing Best Practices and Lessons Learned

Each third Thursday of the month CPMC and the NACC will be hosting town halls for those doing re-entry ministry. The town halls are structured to share practices and resources on important topics for the unique needs for citizens being released from incarceration/detention. Shared resource: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hLDHIdWH2P40nhI7axHjm8Zb1X8V5j-h/view For any questions, please…
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Y.E.S. (Youth Empowerment Services) – Catholic Charities – Santa Clarita County

Each third Thursday of the month CPMC and the NACC will be hosting town halls for those doing re-entry ministry. The town halls are structured to share practices and resources on important topics for the unique needs for citizens being released from incarceration/detention. Learn more about Y.E.S.: https://www.catholiccharitiesscc.org/youth-empowerment-for-success-yes?locale=en For any…
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Community Partnership for Transition Solutions

CPTS comprises a group of over 40 partners that work with justice involved individuals released from prison or jail that are transitioning to their families and community. CPTS has been partnering with community organizations for over sixteen years. These partners are federal, tribal, state, county, city, faith, non-profits, community based…
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Alternatives to Violence: Transform Conflict

Join us for a conversation with the Alternatives to Violence Project. AVP-USA is an association of community, school and prison-based groups offering experiential workshops in personal growth, community development and creative conflict management. Founded in prison and developed from the real life experiences of prisoners, AVP encourages every person’s innate…
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