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JOM supports, has membership on, or board members are affiliated with, several international, national and local organizations, which in general share our vision to serve and minister to all individuals affected by crime. For further information on these organizations or to contact them, please refer to the list below. 

Aleph Institute

Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2006
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Telephone: 305-864-5553
Address: 9540 Collins Avenue
Surfside, FL 33154
Contact: Aaron Lipskar, Executive Vice President
Rabbi Sholom D. Lipskar, Chairman
Area Served: USA
Established: 1982

Provides a variety of services to Jewish prisoners and their families: gifts for children, group activities, mentoring, support groups, overnight lodging and transportation for prison visitors. Provides alternative to incarceration, support for communication between prison and home, counseling, family, reunification support, family therapy, parent education, public information and advocacy.

American Correctional Chaplains Association

ACCA is a multi-faith organization that was established in 1885.

American Catholic Correctional Chaplains Association

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2006
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The American Catholic Correctional Chaplains Association is the official Catholic organization which supports and certifies correctional chaplains and is committed to promoting and securing Restorative Justice for victims, offenders, and the community.
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American Friends Service Committee

1414 Hill Street
Ann Arbor MI 48104
Phone: 734-761-8283
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CURE (Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants)

Posted: Thursday, June 8, 2006
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Telephone: 202-789-2126
Address: P.O. box 2310
Washington, DC 20013
Contact: Charles Sullivan, Executive Director
Area Served: USA
Established: 1972

Provides advocacy for prison reform including equitable phone rates for prisoners’ phone calls and other issues impacting families. See for a list of state chapters.

Detroit Hispanic Corporation

1211 Trumbull
Detroit MI 48216
Phone: 313-967-4880
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Families Against Mandatory Minimums

Posted: Friday, April 7, 2006
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Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) is a national nonprofit organization founded in 1991 to challenge inflexible and excessive penalties required by mandatory sentencing laws. FAMM promotes sentencing policies that give judges the discretion to distinguish between defendants and sentence them according to their role in the offense, seriousness of the offense and potential for rehabilitation.
FAMM, 1612 K St., N.W., Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20006
Tel: (202) 822-6700
Fax: (202) 822-6704

Family and Corrections Network

Posted: Friday, March 24, 2006
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Family and Corrections Network (FCN) is an organization for and about families of prisoners. We offer information, training and technical assistance on children of prisoners, parenting programs for prisoners, prison visiting, incarcerated fathers and mothers, hospitality programs, keeping in touch, returning to the community, the impact of the justice system on families, and prison marriage. With over 150,000 visitors a year, this site is the gateway to practice, policy and research on families of prisoners.

Address: 32 Oak Grove Road, Palmyra, VA 22963, (434) 589-3036, (434) 589-6520 fax.

International Commission of Catholic Prison Pastoral Care

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P.O. Box 2736
Kalamazoo, MI 49003-2736
Phone: 269-383-0028

Michigan Campaign for Justice

403 Seymour #201
Lansing MI 48933

Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2006
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Mission is to abolish the death penalty. Their work is to organize murder victims’ families to become an effective voice opposing the death penalty. Educate the victims’ community and the larger public about the issues surrounding the death penalty. Activate communities to work for abolition of the death penalty. Their practices and values are the death penalty institutionalizes violence that only creates more victims. Murder victims can play a crucial role in moving society toward abolishing the death penalty. Members carry out the work of MVFR and in order to be affective they must be active, informed, connected to the organization, and connected to one another. Following a murder reconciliation within ourselves, within communities, or with the offender can be a positive act moving society toward transformative justice and paving the way for the ultimate abolition of the death penalty.

2233 University Ave. West
Suite 300
St. Paul, MN 55114

National Convocation of Jail and Prison Ministry

Brings advocates of “Restorative Justice” together most every year and it is having a powerful and positive effect on all those involved. For us, Restorative Justice means that the offender as well as the victim and the whole community must be restored after a crime has done its damage NATIONAL CONVOCATION OF JAIL AND PRISON MINISTRY brings advocates of “Restorative Justice” together most every year and it is having a powerful and positive effect on all those involved. For us, Restorative Justice means that the offender as well as the victim and the whole community must be restored after a crime has done its damage

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National Conference on Restorative Justice

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Restorative Justice Consortium

Posted: Monday, December 10, 2007
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This web site hosted by an association in England provides a clear definition of what restorative justice is and how it can be used in criminal justice, prisons, schools and the workplace.

Restorative Justice Online – Prison Fellowship International

Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2006
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Restorative Justice Online is a service of the Centre for Justice & Reconciliation at Prison Fellowship International. Information on PFI can be found on the Prison Fellowship International Website.

Sentencing Project

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2006
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The Sentencing Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which promotes reduced reliance on incarceration and increased use of more effective and humane alternatives to deal with crime. It is a nationally recognized source of criminal justice policy analysis, data, and program information. Its reports, publications, and staff are relied upon by the public, policymakers and the media.

The Restorative Justice Ministry Network of North America (RJMN/NA)

RJMN/NA is a Christ-centered, interdenominational, criminal justice ministry
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Womens’ Prison Association

Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2006
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WPA is a service and advocacy organization committed to helping women with criminal justice histories realize new possibilities for themselves and their families. Our program services make it possible for women to obtain work, housing, and health care; to rebuild their families; and to participate fully in civic life. Through the Institute on Women & Criminal Justice, WPA pursues a rigorous policy, advocacy, and research agenda to bring new perspectives to public debates on women and criminal justice.

Women’s Prison Association
110 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10003
Tel: 212-674-1163
Fax: 212-677-1981