was established in response to Pastoral Statements on
In 2000 the
U.S. Catholic Bishops issued a Pastoral Letter calling for new efforts
to implement models of restorative justice that address crime in
terms of the harm done to victims and communities, not simply violation
In that same year, the New York Catholic Bishops also called for
a restorative approach to those who have been harmed as well as
to those who have done injury to others.
Restoring All To The Fullness Of Life
New York Catholic Bishops 2000
David Kaczynski, Chairman
40 N. Main Ave.
Albany, NY 12203
Phone: (518) 453-6650