Restorative Justice Ministry

We provide people affected by crime, victims and offenders within our communities support to heal through prayer, prevention, intervention, and guidance. We believe that peace and justice are attainable when both parties receive the services needed to heal and advance themselves within our society.

We advocate for justice and promote peace as we serve…

Proporcionamos a las personas afectadas por el delito, las víctimas y los delincuentes  apoyo dentro de nuestras comunidades para que se restauren mediante la oración, la intervención, la orientación y la prevención. Creemos que la paz y la justicia son alcanzables cuando ambas partes reciben los servicios necesarios para sanar y avanzar dentro de nuestra sociedad.

We advocate for peace and justice through our services:


We conduct prayer services for families of homicide victims at crime sites.
We accompany families during and after the funeral.
We coordinate healing circles for crime survivors and the family members of homicide victims.
We offer interfaith spiritual retreats for families of crime victims.
We support Victims’ Rights Week conferences.
We offer crime survivors assistance training.
We support legislation, public policies and programs that address the needs of crime survivors.

We support legislation, public policies and programs that address the needs of prisoners.
We provide services to improve prospects for former inmates reintegrating into society.
We train volunteers and support clergy who care for the spiritual needs of those in jail and prisons.
We write to prisoners with no families through Prison Pen Pal programs.
We support children of mothers and fathers in prison through special events.

We support victim-and-offender dialogues and mediation.
We support prayer walks and marches for community peace and healing.
We provide Restorative Justice and Practices training, retreats, and conferences for healing.
We support Restorative Justice and Practices community organizing.
We support Restorative Justice Practices in schools.
We support Restorative Justice Parent and Teen training.
We support coalitions and networks to prevent violence.
We advocate for legislation and public policies that help reduce violence in local communities.

About The Support We Offer

Restorative Justice Ministry

Family Support

Crime Survivors’ Support

Reentry Support

Prison Ministry




– Death Penalty
– Parent-Teen Mediation
– Parent Empowerment Training
– Public Policy and Advocacy
– Restorative Justice Ministry Awards

– Community Dinner
– Resource Referrals
– Restorative Justice Healing Circles

Prayer at Murder Sites
– Restorative Justice Healing Circles
– Restorative Justice Rosary Rally Prayer Group
– Yearly Memorial Catholic Mass for Bay Area Victims of Violence

– Partner Events
– Resource Referrals
– Reentry Scholarship Stipend Fund

2020 Reentry Conference Videos
– Restorative Justice Reentry Conference and Resource Fair

– Catholic Jail Ministry
– Biblical Restorative Justice Training for Schools
– Crime Survivors Leadership Development Training

– Families / Crime Survivors of Homicide
– Formerly Incarcerated / Reentry Ministry
– Catholic Jail Ministry Chaplains and Volunteers

If your organization is hosting an event that is related to our Restorative Justice mission, we would love to help get the word out to our community. Relevant events should provide resources and support to the incarcerated or previously incarcerated, to their families, and/or to victims of crimes.

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We appreciate your donations!

Thank you to Relevant Radio for promoting many of our programs on their local radio affiliates, 1260 AM (KFSB) or 101.7 FM (K269FB).

Our own Julio Escobar hosts Mi Familia en Cristo on KIQI 1010 AM every Sunday  from 6-7 pm.  The program features reflections on the Gospel, a message from our Archbishop, and other interesting programming. 

Contact Us

Julio Escobar

Restorative Justice Coordinator