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Criminal Justice - Restorative Justice

 

"We are still a long way from the time when our conscience can be certain of having done everything possible to prevent crime and to control it effectively so that it no longer does harm and, at the same time, to offer to those who commit crimes a way of redeeming themselves and making a positive return to society. If all those in some way involved in the problem tried to . . . develop this line of thought, perhaps humanity as a whole could take a great step forward in creating a more serene and peaceful society."  —Pope John Paul II, July 9, 2000

LEGISLATIVE DOCUMENTS, LETTERS, & STATEMENTS

Catholic Leaders Call on U.S. Sentencing Commission to Fix Broken Sentencing Guidelines
Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski and Rev. Larry Snyder, July 14, 2014

Letter to Senate from USCCB and Catholic Charities USA on Smarter Sentencing Act
Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski and Rev. Larry Snyder, March 27, 2014

Letter to Senate and House Judiciary Committees on Second Chance Act
Archbishop Thomas G.. Wenski and Rev. Larry Snyder, March 4, 2014

Letter to Senate Leadership on Gun Violence Legislation
Bishop Stephen E. Blaire, April 18, 2013

Letter to Senate on Gun Violence
Bishop Stephen E. Blaire, April 8, 2013

USCCB Senate Testimony on Reducing Gun Violence
February 12, 2013

Letter to House on Second Chance Act of 2007
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and Rev. Larry Snyder, April 18, 2007

Letter to House Judiciary Committee on the Second Chance Act of 2005
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, July 26, 2006

Joint Letter to House Judiciary Committee on Prisoner Re-entry Bill
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and Rev. Larry Snyder
, April 29, 2005

Archived Documents


PRIMERS, BACKGROUNDERS, AND EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS

Background on Confronting Armed Violence and Promoting Peace
February 2013

Background on Criminal Justice and Restorative Justice
January 2014

Background on Assault Weapons
February 2005

Archived Documents



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