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Unlocking Hope: Judge Santos’s Interview on APAC

We share an interview by Simonetta d’Italia Wiener, Program Coordinator for the Restorative Freedom Initiative, with Judge Luiz Carlos Rezende e Santos, head of the court overseeing sentence execution in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, who shares his profound insights into the APAC methodology and its potential adaptation in the United States.

RFI Gives Peace a Face

RFI gives peace a face in the United States and around the world by inspiring cultural change through an advocacy campaign around Unguarded and the methodology of APAC; also through our partnership with My Father’s House and Living with Convictions, two U.S.-based organizations, engaged in re-entry programming to support them in adapting the APAC model and leading opportunities for reflection, learning, and sharing.

AVSI-USA visits apac

In June, a delegation of AVSI conducted a site visit at the APACs in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. We asked each traveler to share their impressions upon their return.

Proximity- May RFI Newsletter

At the end of April, I traveled to Chicago to encounter a series of organizations, parish groups, and associations, who work in prison ministry, re-entry, and restorative justice.

“You gave me hope.” April RFI Newsletter

So much has happened in the past weeks. We have celebrated My Father’s House fifth anniversary with an incredibly successful gala (you can read more about it here); had the surprising chance to show Unguarded in two correctional facilities in South Florida with two groups of 40 inside students; and we continue to see our network expanding across states and communities. In this newsletter, we add our voice to the many who are celebrating Second Chance Month 2023.