Who We Are
Justice & Mercy is a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to decreasing the effects of crime in our communities. We achieve this by advocating cost-effective and practical reforms within the criminal justice system through legislative hearings and forums. We also network with and support other criminal justice organizations and encourage church and community outreach efforts by working to increase knowledge and understanding of criminal justice issues.
Justice & Mercy is dedicated to decreasing the effects of crime in our communities, increasing public safety, and ministering to and restoring both crime victims and offenders. We achieve these goals by advocating cost-effective and practical reforms within the criminal justice system and by supporting and encouraging wise public policy. We also encourage church and community outreach efforts by working to increase knowledge and understanding of criminal justice issues.
Types Of Activity
Educating the public; Partnering with community services to help people impacted by the justice system; Networking with others who investigate and seek remedies; Holding public forums and hearings to reduce crime, thereby creating safer communities; Recommending alternative sentencing as appropriate in courts; Mentor training, referrals and reports on offenders returning from detention; Seeking employers willing to hire ex-offenders and providing assistance to keep ex-offenders accountable
Our focus is within the state of Pennsylvania, primarily with state and local jails and prisons. Involvement includes supporting victims, challenging offenders to be accountable and showing compassion for families. Justice & Mercy is starting chapters around the state. You can partner with your local churches and join or form a chapter in your area. Justice & Mercy would be glad to come and speak to your groups on what we are doing in the criminal justice system or help to start a chapter.
About Our Prison Ministry
We base Restorative Justice on the biblical principles of empathy, forgiveness and healing between victims and offenders which also involves the community as a whole. Instead of retribution for crimes, we primarily seek restoration. Education, civility, truth and love must remain superior to mere punishment. We research best practices and help the faith community to be able to work in the justice system to restore lives.
Pray that we remain true to God's purpose and that we remain focused on what He wants for His people who we serve. Please pray that we stay steadfast and strong.
Justice & Mercy is working to get prisoners back to family, to work, to living.