About Javier Stauring

Javier Stauring is Co-Director of the Office of Restorative Justice for the Los Angeles Archdiocese. Since 1996, he has overseen the programs at all juvenile halls and probation camps in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. In addition, Stauring is responsible for three other restorative justice programs: Ministry to Victims of Crime, Ministry to Families of the Incarcerated, and Ministry to Formerly Incarcerated.

Sacramento Advances Bill to Review Sentences Imposed on Children

Traveling to Sacramento to do legislative visits has never been something that I enjoy doing. To put it lightly, politics is not my cup of tea. However, I consider it a necessity to engage in this process if we hope to affect extreme sentencing laws that destroy lives and communities. Yesterday was an exception to my typical aversion.  A couple of advocacy colleagues and I were blessed to travel to Sacramento with five of the best human beings who manifest the transformation of darkness to … [Read more...]