Last updated on: 4/4/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

Justice Fellowship Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
Reasoning:

“It is the stance of Justice Fellowship that, yes, felons who have paid their debt to society and are tax-paying citizens should be permitted to vote.”

Justice Fellowship email to ProCon.org, Apr. 23, 2007

Description:

“Justice Fellowship is a non-profit on-line community of Christians working to reform the criminal justice system to reflect biblically based principles of restorative justice for America’s criminal justice system.”

Justice Fellowship website, accessed Apr. 24, 2007

Mission:

“Justice Fellowship promotes criminal justice reforms that reflect a notion of justice that seeks to:

  • Recognize the needs of crime victims in the criminal justice system (e.g. victims’ rights and restitution);
  • Hold offenders accountable to their victims and to society by providing them with opportunities to become productive, law-abiding citizens (e.g. victim restitution, alternatives to incarceration, community restitution, substance abuse treatment); and
  • Involve communities in the criminal justice process so that they become part of the solution in addressing the harms caused by crime (e.g. victim assistance, mentoring, assisting ex-offenders with finding a job.)”

Justice Fellowship website, accessed Apr. 24, 2007

Other:
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