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Healing Justice

Posted by T. Resnikoff // February 25th 2013 // soundings, Stories and Voices, young adults, youth // no comments

In support of Common Read 2013 of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander, Blue Boat brings you news and information on the inequities of the burgeoning penal system in the United States and some lesser-known consequences of living with a criminal record.

Here we bring news of an opportunity designed for faith communities to restore a measure of justice and dignity to incarcerated youth and victims of crime. – Ed.

Juvenile_justice_week_1Juvenile Justice Week of Faith and Healing March 4~10, 2013

The Healing Justice Coalition invites faith communtities of all traditions, universitites and schools to take part in the forth annual Juvenile Justice Week of Faith and Healing, March 4-10, 2013. This is an opportunity to unite with hundreds of communities of faith and education across the country in prayer, service and action to raise awareness of the needs of incarcerated children, victims of crime, and their families.

Juvenile Justice Week of Faith and Healing means engaging the issues of juvenile justice with your congregations and students in whatever way is most appropriate for your community. For more information on how to endorse, participate in JJWFH and download materials please visit:  http://healingjusticecoalition.org/index.html



Healing Justice Coalition

Information on Juvenile Detention

Information on female health in Juvenile Detention (The Atlantic, Nov. 28, 2012.)




About the Author

Ted Resnikoff is the Digital Communications Editor at the Unitarian Universalist Association.
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