CFC-FFL Restorative Justice Ministry
is CFC-FFL's Restorative Justice Ministry?
CFC-FFL Ministry for Restorative Justice, better known as
the Prison Ministry, is part CFC-FFL's overall work for
evangelization and renewal focusing primarily on prison
and other detention centers. It is a victim-offender-community-based
program geared toward healing in order to liberate all afflicted
parties from the effects of crime.
is the vision of CFC-FFL's Restorative Justice Ministry?
CFC-FFL Ministry for Restorative Justice envisions a renewal
of relationships once broken by crime toward the restoration
of all injured parties—the victim, the offender, and
is the philosophy of CFC-FFL's Restorative Justice Ministry?
CFC-FFL Ministry for Restorative Justice believes in the
importance of allowing victims, their offenders, and the
members of the affected community to meet to address the
relational dimension of crime and justice and work together
toward building a Christian community.
is the mission statement of the CFC-FFL Ministry for Restorative
CFC-FFL Ministry for Restorative Justice shall work to:
Create opportunities for willing victims and offenders
to meet, discuss, and help build a Christian Community.
up as many CFC-FFL community groups inside prison through
the Christian Life Seminar (CLS) aided with Bible Faith
Sharing for offenders who shall later take the initiative
to repair the harm they have caused their victims and
victims and offenders to become productive members of
their community particularly in preventing crimes within
victims of transgressions to heal the wounds of crime.
is the present pastoral involvement of the CFC-FFL Restorative
CFC worked with inmates in many jails and detention facilities
throughout the Philippines. Today the work is focused on
the Maximum Security Compound of the National Bilibid Prison
(Max-NBP). Recently, it has also included the Medium Security
Compound, with a combined number of approximately 1,000
active members. This is where most prisoners are incarcerated
for a life term or those who have been condemned to death.
The number would have been more were it not for the transfer
of inmates to other jails and detention facilities, parole,
release through pardon, and/or death.
are the Core Values of CFC-FFL's Ministry for Restorative
CFC-FFL Ministry for Restorative Justice worked side by
side with the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines
in the abolition of the death penalty because it is Pro-Life,
Pro-Poor, and Pro-Family. Under the guidance of the Catholic
Church, it shall continue to do battle against the prevalent
apathy of society toward prisoners and the notion that inmates
are undeserving of concern and protection. Its programs
shall promote restorative justice principles and practices
are the programs of CFC-FFL's Ministry for Restorative Justice?
Life Seminar (CLS) - The
entry formation program into the CFC-FFL Community encompassing
the basic truths about Christianity.
General Assemblies and Teachings - Personal
growth gatherings for fellowship and formation of the larger
Household - The
basic small group cell support structure for members of
the CFC-FFL community.
sa Pamilya - A rehabilitation and development
program founded on family reconciliation and support.
- Subsistence support given to the inmate members
because of the difficult living conditions inside, marked
by congestion and inadequate daily food allowances (40 pesos
per person per day), beds, toilets, basic services, etc.
This concretely expresses the Ministry’s love for
God through the care for the brother-inmates, making pastoral
intervention toward restoring their dignity as God’s
Assistance - Assistance given to the inmate
members because of the slow judicial process that takes
months and years. The injustice is even greater when the
inmate is found not guilty as charged.