Thursday, February 25, 2010

Court-Clergy Conference -- March 4

Los Angeles Superior Court

Los Angeles County

Contact: Public Information Office 213-974-5227

Public Information Officer: Allan Parachini



Feb. 24, 2010  

Court-Clergy Conference Set

For Fuller Theological Seminary


The Los Angeles Superior Court partners with Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena to present its highly respected court-clergy conference on Thursday morning, March 4, 2010.  More than 100 attendees are expected, including clergy and Fuller’s faculty and students.

“In providing accurate information about the courts -- particularly criminal, juvenile and family proceedings -- clergy members will be prepared to discuss justice issues with members of their congregation,” said Presiding Judge Charles “Tim” McCoy Jr.  This year’s conference theme, Justice and Restoration, will stimulate discussions about the options that are available to the courts and the community once an offense is adjudicated in court.

Judicial officers, clergy members, Fuller’s faculty, law enforcement officers and community leaders will participate in the presentations.

Dr. Richard J. Mouw, Fuller’s president, will offer a theological perspective on the Justice and Restoration theme.  Father Gregory Boyle, the founder of Homeboy Industries, will explain why jobs are instrumental in restoring offenders to the community.

The conference opens at 8:30 a.m., Thursday in Paynton Hall on the Fuller campus, 135 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena 91182.

After an introduction by McCoy and Sofia Herrera of Fuller’s Office of Urban Initiatives, the following presentations will begin:

9 a.m.                The Courts and the Criminal Justice System

10:30 a.m.         Criminal and Juvenile Court Proceedings

1 p.m.                Justice and Restoration with Dr. Mouw

1:45 p.m.           Drug Courts

3:15 p.m.           Family Courts


Every panel will use a hypothetical to address important issues for the clergy. A question-and-answer period will follow each panel discussion.



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