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Our Vision:

Our community is one in which:


Victims and Their Families have the opportunity to express their grief in their own way, are empowered to heal, and to forgive if they choose.


Offenders take responsibilities for their actions, recognize their innate goodness, have opportunities to change their lives, and experience hope and healing.


Offenders Families are empowered to overcome isolation and estrangement, are restored to the larger community, and where possible, to right relationships with offenders.


The Community supports victims and their families, offenders and their families, and facilitates the formation of right relationships for their own and the community’s benefit.

John  is a Deacon of the Catholic Church and was ordained in 2012.  Prior to ordination, John worked as an investigator for the Probate Division of the Sonoma County Superior Court for five years and was a federal probation officer in the Northern District of California, a deputy probation officer for San Francisco and Contra Costa Counties and a Counselor at the San Francisco Youth Guidance Center and Boy’s Ranch, for a total of over 35 years.  During his career, John was also a  lecturer at the University of San Francisco and on the adjunct faculty of the U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services Academy.  He is a co-author of two U.S. Probation Office training manuals and author of the article “What U.S. Probation Officers Do” published in Federal Probation Quarterly (March 1997). 


For more information, view John's profile on LinkedIn.

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Meet our Director
Deacon John Storm
Meet Our Office Manager
Ana María Álvarez -Padilla

Ana María has lived in Sonoma County for 17 years.  She was born and raised in San Francisco and attended parochial schools for 12 years.  Ana María began working as a volunteer for Catholic Restorative Justice Ministries in 2008 and became a member of the Executive Board in 2010.  In May 2009 she began working part-time as our Office Manager.  She presently teaches a class on Tuesdays at the Sonoma County Main Adult Detention Facility, and works mostly with the Hispanic population.  Ana María is a member of Los Cien -- a group of Latino Leaders dedicated to building a better future for Sonoma County.  She is also a member of the Sonoma County Sheriff's Latino Advisory Committee which works collaboratively with the Sheriff to discuss and address issues that involve the Latino Community and the Sheriff's Office, as well as public safety in general.  

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