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 Justice at Catholic Mobilizing Network) and Leonard Rubio (Executive Director of the Insight Prison Project) as they discuss Restorative Justice in the context of prison ministry.

Here are some of the resources provided during the town hall from Catholic Mobilizing Network:

And here are some of the resources provided during the town hall from the Insight Prison Project:

  • Visit the Website – Learn more and become involved with VOEG
  • The Prison Within Film – Follows the stories of survivors of violent crime and prisoners incarcerated for murder as they participate in a restorative justice program to heal the roots of their traumas.
  • Response and Implementation Plan – San Quentin Interfaith Roundtable’s recommendations from Responsibility, Rehabilitation, and Restoration, USCCB Pastoral Letter

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