The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis leads the U.S. Catholic Church in implementing practices of restorative justice to repair harm and rebuild trust caused by the abuse of power in the church.
The archdiocese was charged with failure to protect children, saw the resignation of an archbishop, and filed for bankruptcy in the past decade. The path forward has involved a multi-discipline approach that includes education about restorative justice and healing, outreach and communications, and support groups for victim/survivors. Each of these tactics will be discussed by the panel.
Click to view the short film on Restorative Justice in the Catholic Church and Beyond (shown in presentation).