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Catholic Leaders Express Encouragement Regarding Senate Criminal Justice Bill

In a letter to the U.S. Senate's Judiciary Committee leadership, Bishop Frank J. Dewane, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development and Sister Donna Markham, O.P., Ph.D., President & CEO of Catholic Charities USA, expressed hopefulness as the committee considers the FIRST STEP Act, bipartisan legislation that focuses on prison operations and reentry policies. It would offer incentives for inmates to go through counseling, substance abuse programs, and vocational training before reentering society.
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Boston College School of Theology and Ministry Graduate Named Executive Director of Catholic Mobilizing Network

Catholic Mobilizing Network announces the appointment of Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy, graduate of Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, as its new executive director.
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Loyola Center for Juvenile Law & Policy Earns $1 Million Grant to Create Program for Foster Youth

The grant will be used to develop an innovative program that will train law students in best practices to represent foster youth involved in both dependency and delinquency courts.