With 1 out of every 100 American adults currently incarcerated, and 1 out of every 28 Pennsylvanians under some form of criminal justice supervision, the odds are that every house of worship, regardless of size, location or demographics, has at least a few members whose lives have been impacted by the criminal justice system, whether as defendants, prisoners, victims of crime, people coming home from prison or the family members of all. However, due to the shame and stigma associated with crime, victimization and incarceration, many people who are affected don't feel comfortable telling anyone of their experience, and other congregation members and even clergy might not be aware of these individuals and families and how they are hurting.
Healing Communities is a proven national model for engaging congregations in restoration and healing of their own members whose lives have been impacted by crime.
The Lancaster County Reentry Management Organization (RMO), in partnership with the Lancaster County Council of Churches & Intra-City Progressive Pastors Association, will be offering the one-day Healing Communities Training two times this autumn:
DATES (choose one): Either Sat, Sept 15, 2012 OR Thu, Oct 4, 2012
TIME: 9:00am-4pm both days
LOCATION: Community Mennonite Church, 328 W Orange St, Lancaster, PA 17603
COST: $40/person or $100/3 people from a congregation (includes all materials & lunch)
TO REGISTER for one of the above dates, contact
(see next page for details on Healing Communities)