Office of Public Policy and Social Concerns
The Ofﬁce of Public Policy and Social Concerns embodies the teachings found within the parable of the Good Samaritan by seeing injustice as a personal call to action, and making a commitment to address the needs of the suffering person. The ofﬁce provides education and advocacy on behalf of the unborn, the poor, the elderly, the imprisoned, the homeless, the disabled and the marginalized in our society. Its programs include Respect Life, Restorative Justice, Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Advocacy Training and Parish Organizing. The ofﬁce also collaborates with the California Catholic Conference and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to provide representation to local and national government ofﬁcials and civic leaders on legislative issues that are of great importance to all Catholics due to their moral implications.
One Peter Yorke Way