Together as Church: a Summer Prison Ministry Experience

Together as Church: a Summer Prison Ministry Experience

When I decided to work with Lou and Fr. Chris in Prison Ministry for the Diocese of Belleville, IL for the summer, I did not really know what to expect. I wanted to learn more about the criminal justice system in ...
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Catholic Criminal Justice Ministries Network in Illinois

Catholic Criminal Justice Ministries Network in Illinois

In 2007 the Catholic Conference of Illinois (CCI) began to bring together the individuals responsible for Prison Ministry in the six diocese of Illinois, namely, Diocese of Chicago, Rockford, Peoria, Joliet, Springfield and Belleville. This discussion led to the formation ...
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Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform

Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform

Governor Rauner issued an Executive Order on February 11, 2015, creating a 28 member Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform. The goal of the Commission is to study the criminal justice system and make recommendation for amending ...
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Confirmed 501c3 Status for OBK

Confirmed 501c3 Status for OBK

OBK has been steadly moving forward since it's inception in October 2013 when it met with prison ministers, social service providers and volunteers to form a planning committee to establish a reenty home for returning citizens. In 2014 the OBK ...
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Prison Ministry Work in Illinois

Prison Ministry Work in Illinois

Fr. Christian Reuter, Prison Ministry Coordinator of the Catholic Diocese of Belleville and a representative of the Catholic Conference of Illinois spoke to the Illinois Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform on May 14, 2015 in Springfield, IL. The ...
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