Restorative Justice | Diocese of Lansing

Restorative Justice

The Office of Restorative Justice is committed to serving all people in prison or jail in our diocese who seek the fellowship and wisdom of Catholic priests and laymen working within their institutions. The office also works with men and women who are paroled into our communities and seek to reestablish normal patterns of life and work, and bear the stigma of ex-offender. Restorative justice's other goal is to work with children of incarcerated parents, with victims, juvenile offenders and others affected by the correctional system.

The Office of Restorative Justice is looking for volunteers to do work both inside and outside prisons and jails. It has a need for more volunteers to correspond with inmates through its Prisoner Pen Pal Program. One of the largest and most successful in the country.

If you think you have a heart for working with prisoners or parolees, please contact

Phone: 517-342-2512


Pen Pal Ministry
Pen Pal Ministry Seeks Volunteers

Evangelization and Lay Formation

Department Chair
Lay Ministry Formation
Deborah Amato

Multicultural Ministry
Hospital Ministry
Ron Landfair

Lay Ecclesial Certification
Patrick Rinker

High School & Middle School Ministry
Brian Flynn

Coordinator of Outreach Ministries
Persons with Disabilities
Council on Aging
Listening Ministries
Women's Ministries
Margaret Grima

Administrative Assistant
Diane Arzberger

Administrative Assistant
Anne Rivet

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Ministry
Rose Smith


Hispanic Ministry
To Be Filled in 2016 

Restorative Justice
Young Adult Ministry
Campus Ministry
Interim Director: Deb Amato

Youth Ministry