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The Archbishop’s Appeal is the annual fundraising campaign that provides supplemental financial assistance to institutions, programs and ministries affiliated with the Catholic Church throughout the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

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Criminal Justice Mercy

CJ System

Criminal Justice System
                 

United States

  • 5% of world's population, yet almost 25% of world's prisoners 
                               
  • 2.3 million in prison or jail 
                               
  • 5 million on probation or parole 
                           
  • 1 in 100 adults (> 18yr) are incarcerated, 1/15 Black, 1/36 Hispanic
                           
  • 1/106 white 
                       
  • 8% of the incarcerated are women 
                                   
  • H25% have some form of mental illness 
                           
  • Over $70 billion spent on CJ in 2007


                                                                                                            

Characteristics of the Incarcerated

  • Reared in a fatherless household 
                       
  • Physically or sexually abused as a child or young adult
                             
  • Drugs and alcohol prevalent in the home 
                         
  • School drop-out without completing high school
                              
  • No faith development in the home


                                                                                           

Drug Epidemic & Community Impact

  • US consumes 66% of world's illegal drugs 
                             
  • 65% of inmates are addicted or abuse drugs 
                                   
  • Another 20% commit crime while under influence 
                             
  • Only 11% of inmates with an addiction receive treatment 
                           
  • 2.2 mm children impacted by parent in prison 
                             
  • Upwards of 50% will become future prisoners


                                                                                     

Texas

  • 1 in 22 adults are in prison, jail or on supervision (parole or probation)
                       
  • TDCJ operating budget for 2012 was just over $3 billion