• A ministry of Catholic Charities Gainesville, the Justice and Reconciliation Ministry provides worship and religious education for prisoners. The ministry assists and counsels families in an effort to maintain family bonding during incarceration. Provides advocacy on behalf of prisoners; offers alternatives to incarceration through court intervention. Helps offenders rejoin mainstream of society.

Office
Catholic Center
11625 Old St. Augustine Road
Jacksonville, FL 32258

Director
Deacon Lowell “Corky” Hecht
(904) 374-5595
dcncorky91@yahoo.com

Pastoral Ministers
Father Slawomir Bielasiewicz
St. Mary Parish, Macclenny
P.O. Box 1120
Macclenny, FL 32063
(904) 259-2959
rasslaw@hotmail.com

Deacon Ken Cochran
(904) 259-2959 or (904) 275-2452
kenc1914@comcast.net

Chaplain, Justice & Reconciliation Ministry
Rev. Robert McDermott
500 NE 16th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 372-4641