Letter to Congress on the EQUAL Act
Archbishop Paul S. Coakley and Archbishop Shelton J. Fabre, August 1, 2022
Bishop Chairmen Call for Better Police Formation and Accountability
Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, June, 24, 2020
Statement of U.S. Bishop Chairmen in Wake of Death of George Floyd and National Protests
Bishop Shelton J. Fabre, Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, Bishop Joseph C. Bambera, Bishop David G. O’Connell, Bishop Joseph N. Perry
May 29, 2020
Pass the FIRST STEP Act
In a November 20, 2018 letter to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Bishop Frank J. Dewane joins with the President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA and the President of the National Council of the U.S. Society of St. Vincent de Paul write to urge passage of the FIRST Step Act and in so doing improve the lives of people impacted by the federal criminal justice system.
Letter Discussing FIRST STEP Act
In an August 6, 2018 letter to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Bishop Frank J. Dewane and Sr. Donna Markham share an analysis of the FIRST STEP Act and express their encouragement in its efforts to improve upon the criminal justice system.
Letter to U.S. Senate in Support of the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2017
On March 26, 2018, Bishop Frank J. Dewane and Sr. Donna Markham write to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary in support of sentencing reform as a component of comprehensive improvement to the nation's criminal justice system.
Letter to U.S. House of Representatives in Support of Second Chance Act Reauthorization Act of 2017
In an October 16, 2017 letter with Catholic Charities USA, Bishop Frank J. Dewane and Sr. Donna Markham write to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary to express support for the Second Chance Reauthorization Act of 2017.
Letter to U.S. House of Representatives Urging Support for the Second Chance Act
In a January 11, 2016 letter to the House Judiciary Committee, the Most Reverend Thomas G. Wenski and Sr. Donna Markham urge support for the Second Chance Act siting that the legislation is an important step in addressing issues facing formerly incarcerated individuals reentering society. The legislation would support programs proven to reduce recidivism.