American Friends Service Committee: Healing Justice
Criminal Justice Advocacy
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.
10-15 hours per week in an advocacy setting, working on policies related to the overuse of incarceration. It is possible to design an internship that would combine one-on-one pastoral work and group facilitation with prisoners, either women at the Federal Corrections Institution (prison) in Dublin, CA or the local city jail, or men, with additional hours of policy work “on the outside.” This is prophetic work, promoting our recent publication Beyond Prisons: A New Interfaith Paradigm for Our Failed Prison System, and encouraging congregations to engage in study groups around the book.
Our financial resources are limited, but previous placements have worked out solutions. There may also be possibilities to receive Non-Violence training and then serve as a co-trainer.
Car Required? No