Restorative Justice

Telephone: (818) 201-3100

On any given day in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles (including Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties), there are 22,000 individuals incarcerated in the detention system.  These numbers pale in comparison when you consider not only these individuals but their victims and the families and communities affected by crime and the criminal justice system.

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has long recognized the benefits of providing a regular religious practice for inmates and of offering outreach, support and reconciliation for victims and families.

Our Vision is of a society that follows the Restorative Justice principles of love, hope, and mercy to all of God’s people.

Our Mission is to embrace Jesus’ invitation to walk with the incarcerated and comfort those who mourn while providing pastoral cared for the incarcerated (men, women, and juveniles), victims, and their families; and to work with others to inspire positive changes in the criminal justice system.

Our Approach includes offering masses/communion services, one-on-one counseling sessions, sacramental preparations, and specific programs that address low self-esteem, addiction and recovery from a Catholic perspective.

Our Ministries: Click here to view the ministries and programs offered by our department.

Contact Us

Please note our new address and phone numbers:
5011 White Oak Avenue, Encino, CA 91316
(818) 201-3100  tel
(818) 201-3106  fax



Our Staff

Gonzalo DeVivero



(818) 201-3100

Restorative Justice Team