HCPA is an interfaith, BIPOC, abolitionist, open & affirming justice transformation network.
raised by 5 people
Our long term vision of justice reform is one of abolition, justice transformation (as opposed to reform), restorative justice, racial and economic justice and an end to systemic racism and oppression and state sponsored terror as well immigration and LGBTQ+ equity.
We train communities of faith to:
*connect returning citizens to resources that will help set attainable goals
*provide spiritual support
*foster positive relationships
*extend open and affirming fellowship
*collaboration with family and friends to rebuild relationships
*advocate for political change for justice transformation on a local, state, and federal level
We provide support and technical assistance to faith communities by:
*offering seminars in restorative justice, family reintegration and family support
*identifying resources and building networks for capacity building, service delivery and advocacy
*offering opportunities for peer learning from other congregations and expert learning at local, regional and national conferences
*customized programming for local congregations
We also facilitate the HCPA Faith Action Network providing:
*faith community organizing
*media & social media campaigns
While 2022 has been a harder year for justice transformation we successfully advocated for:
* The State and Philadelphia Offices of the Victim Advocate to abstain from legislative lobbying against second chances.
* The unanimous passage of the Dignity Act by the PA House. Unfortunately the PA Senate did not act on the bill.
* Expanding the use of Restorative Circles as alternatives to prosecution.
* Coauthoring and cosponsoring the PA Dual Victims Survey Report.
* Creation of a cohort of dual victims to change the narrative around victims and second chances.
* Successfully advocating against White Christian Nationalism in the PA Governor's race.
This fundraiser supports
Peace Development Fund Inc
Organized By Chris Kimmenez