Victim Awareness with Bridges to Life

Victim Awareness with Bridges to Life

Every crime has a victim who should not be forgotten, ignored or disrespected. Understanding the plight of victims is an important component to true rehabilitation.

Tonight we discuss victim awareness and restorative justice with John Sage of Bridges to Life.

The mission of Bridges To Life (BTL) is to connect communities to prisons in an effort to reduce the recidivism rate (particularly that resulting from violent crimes), reduce the number of crime victims, and enhance public safety.  The spiritual mission of Bridges To Life is to minister to victims and offenders in an effort to show them the transforming power of God’s love and forgiveness.

Bridges To Life was founded in 1998 by Houstonian John Sage after the brutal murder of his sister, Marilyn, in 1993. His sister’s killers were tried, convicted, and sentenced to death. John began to realize the terrible toll his sister’s murder had taken on his life, the lives of everyone else in his family, Marilyn’s friend,s and the community. After reflection, prayer, and time, John was able to forgive his sister’s murderers; and he realized that he had a place in his heart for all offenders. This life-changing experience inspired John to develop a rehabilitation program to take crime victims into the prison to work directly with offenders.

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  1. LovelyLovely09-09-2014

    Julia,Hope you’re doing okay. Losing family is one of the tuoehgst things any person can go through. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Remember to take care of yourself, and try to hold on to all the happiest memories; they are the ones that help you to smile in the years to come.

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    Julia, I am so, so sorry. I lost my own father in 2004, but he had been sick for two years. I can’t ignimae dealing with the suddenness of such a tragedy. May the Lord make Himself very real to you in this time of grief.

  3. DickDick03-21-2015

    Hi Julia,I am so sorry to hear of your father’s passnig and sorry I didn’t know sooner. Nonetheless, I would like to send my belated condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this trying time.

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