Catholic Detention Ministry

We provide and support programs to heal relationships broken by crime. We provide spiritual nurturing, guidance and education to Catholic adults and juveniles incarcerated in the Orange County jail systems. In the community, we have formed coalitions with other civic and faith-based groups to provide support to victims, their families, families of the incarcerated and those re-entering society in the form of education, support groups and referrals. We bring awareness and advocate for Restorative Justice practices, policies, and legislation at both the state and local levels. Within the jail systems, we provide weekly Bible studies, communion services, one-to-one visits, sacramental preparation, Masses, confessions and other services throughout the year.

 

Fred La Puzza, Director

714-282-4261

flapuzza@rcbo.org

 

Sandra Negrete-Galliani, Office Manager

714-282-4264

snegrete@rcbo.org

 

Alejandra Frausto, Volunteer Coordinator, Adult Facilities

714-282-4260

afrausto@rcbo.org

 

Deacon Martin Ruiz, Programs Coordinator

714-282-4262

mruiz@rcbo.org

 

Ruth Guzman. Volunteer Coordinator, Juvenile Facilities

714-282-4265

rguzman@rcbo.org

 

Rev. Loc Tran, Chaplain

714-634-9909

fr.loc.tran@oc.rcbo.org

 

We are located at:

1820 West Orangewood Avenue #101

Orange, CA 92868

714-282-4264

FAX 714-634-9910

 

Ruth Guzman. Juvenile Volunteers and Facilities

714-282-4265

rguzman@rcbo.org

 

Rev. Francis Ng, Chaplain

714-634-9909

alfonsong@yahoo.com

 

We are located at:

1820 West Orangewood Avenue #101

Orange, CA 92868

714-634-9909

FAX 714-634-9910

www.rcbo.org

 

Friends Outside – St. Vincent de Paul

In collaboration with Friends Outside (a nonprofit community-based organization), the Council of Orange has provided support and assistance to the families of the incarcerated since 1977. The Council also holds an annual Christmas Party for Orange County children with an incarcerated parent.

Brigid Noonan

714-542-0448 

bnoonan@svdpoc.org 

 

 

Lights On – St. Vincent de Paul

Lights On is a safe place for those released from the Orange County jail. The program staffs an RV outside of the main jail from the hours of 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Those released from the jail during those hours have access to coffee, light snacks, clothing and a cell phone.

Brigid Noonan

714-542-0448 

bnoonan@svdpoc.org