Coordinates the overall detention ministry program for the Diocese and is the primary contact, resource, and supervisor of this ministry.
- Convenes the Catholic Detention Ministers for enrichment, networking, and training centered in the common mission and ministry of direct service, education, and advocacy.
- Facilitates training for volunteers.
- Visits chaplains, volunteers, and Community Resource
- Managers in detention facilities.
- Interviews and recommends candidates for potential chaplains.
The Diocese of Fresno’s Detention Ministry Program extends to incarcerated men, women, and youth in detention facilities throughout the Central San Joaquin Valley, foothills of the Sierra Nevada, and a portion of the Mojave Desert.
Detention Ministry and Restorative Justice Resources
- Archdiocese of Los Angeles
- Diocese of Orange
- Diocese of Sacramento
- Diocese of San Bernardino
- Diocese of San Diego
- Archdiocese of San Francisco
- Diocese of San Jose
- Diocese of Santa Rosa
Diocese of Stockton
- The Culture of Life and the Penalty of Death: A Statement of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Calling for an End to the Use of the Death Penalty (2005)
Detention Ministry in the Diocese of Fresno
Bishop John T. Steinbock (January 25, 2001 - Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul)
Responsibility, Rehabilitation, and Restoration: A Catholic Perspective on Crime and Criminal Justice
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (November 15, 2000)
Other Restorative Justice Resources
Note: Many of these groups are not Catholic, but have useful information on restorative justice in general.
- Restorative Justice Online
- Families and Friends of Murder Victims
- California People of Faith Against the Death Penalty
- Principles of Restorative Justice © 1996 Ron Claassen -- initially presented in the newsletter of VORP of the Central Valley