Justice and Peace

Restorative Justice

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has been a founding member of the Church Council on Justice and Corrections (CCJC) since its inception in 1974. The CCJC is a national coalition of faith-based individuals and churches. The organization advocates for humane approaches in the treatment of criminal offenders.  One of its current primary focuses is restorative justice, an approach to criminal justice which focuses on the rehabilitation of offenders through reconciliation with victims and the community at large.

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) also appoints five Catholic representatives to serve on the Interfaith Committee on Chaplaincy in the Correctional Service of Canada. They are assisted by a Bishop, whose role is to ensure Catholic prisoners within Canada’s correctional facilities have access to adequate spiritual care.

Senior Advisor and Commission Secretary

Patrick Fletcher, Ph.D.

Theology and Social Doctrine


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