Restorative Justice Ministry collaborates with Catholic Charities of the East Bay, community organizations, and volunteers to provide pastoral care for offenders, victims and families of both. We employ education and outreach to effect changes in public policy and to transform the criminal justice system.
Ceasefire Walks for Peace are interfaith events that address concerns of violence within the community by using a public display of unity as a form of communication. Ceasefire initiatives have been held in Oakland, Richmond, and Antioch and have been widely attended.
The Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign will begin with Awareness Workshops focused on labor trafficking and the sex trafficking of minors, followed by implementation of awareness and prevention programs within the parishes.
This program provides immediate and sustained support to victims of crime, especially those impacted by community, domestic, and family violence, and includes services to family and friends of homicide victims in Oakland as part of Oakland Unite, the violence prevention initiative of the City of Oakland. Clinical Case Managers deliver therapeutic and safety net services, including evidence-based mental health treatment, emergency financial assistance and supportive access to legal, housing, financial and other needs-based services.