- Detention Ministry
- Victim Services
- Reentry Services
If these ministries interest you contact:
“I was in prison and you visited me…I tell you whenever you did this for one of the least important of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did it for me!”— Matthew 25:36, 40
The mission of Restorative Justice Ministry is to provide a Catholic pastoral presence to the over 4,500 men, women and children incarcerated in the Diocese of San Jose in our county jails, juvenile facilities and prisons that reflects a sensitivity to the ethnic and cultural differences and needs of this special population.
Restorative Justice seeks also to provide a healing service to victims, families of victims, offenders, families of offenders and to all who are affected by the criminal justice system.
The primary focus of Restorative Justice is to communicate the GOOD NEWS of God’s unconditional love for all.
Restorative Justice is an approach that addresses the various needs of people impacted by crime and conflict that are created when a person has been harmed or treated unfairly. Restorative Justice processes, in response to crime and conflict, are highly adaptable to different people, environments and systems as the identified needs of the people involved help formulate the unique response that can contribute to a person’s sense of safety, justice and well-being.
Through the work of trained volunteers and facilitators, the Diocese of San Jose is now ready to invite any person who has been impacted by violence or has lost a loved one through violence to become part of a forum where each one can share his/her story in order to move toward wholeness and healing. If you would like to be part of such a group, please contact Lee (408) 983-0131.