Reconciling Justice: A Community Conversation on Criminal Justice Reform

Feb 21, 2024
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An event for lawyers, legal scholars, judges, ministry leaders, social workers, clergy, and people who have been directly impacted by the criminal justice system to unite for dinner, plenary panel conversation, and round-table dialogue around criminal justice reform. The evening's purpose is to inspire hope, healing, and ideas on how to improve the legal system informed by religious wisdom and the experience of those directly affected by our criminal justice system. A mass preceding the program will be celebrated by Cardinal Blase Cupich.

This event will begin with a plenary conversation featuring Cardinal Blase Cupich, Sherrif Tom Dart, Jeanne Bishop, Joseph Mapp, Eric Anderson, Lisa Davis, and Judge Erica Reddick 

Co-sponsored by the Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage at Loyola University Chicago, the Hinda Institute, Kolbe House Jail Ministry of the Archdiocese of Chicago, the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago, the Athenaeum,  the Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation.

Click for more details about the Catholic Criminal Justice Reform Network.

The Organizing Committee of “Reconciling Justice: A Community Conversation on Criminal Justice Reform” comprise of:
Judge Thomas More Donnelly, Catholic Criminal Justice Reform Network
Fr. David Kelly, C.PP.S., Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation
Mark McCombs, Kolbe House Jail Ministry
Pamela Rubeo, First Vice President, Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago
Joseph Mapp, Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation
Emily Cortina, Kolbe House Jail Ministry
Justice Ramon Ocasio
Judge Sonia Gutierrez Antolec
Judge Erica L. Reddick
Rahmiel Hayyim, The Hinda Institute
Jeanne Bishop
Megan McGrath, Secretary, Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago
Kimberly Lymore, St. Sabina Catholic Church
Fr. David Jones, St. Benedict the African
Michael Le Chevallier, The Lumen Christi Institute