Already it is available, to the price of R$ 15,00, for sale the CD with the Hymns of the APACs.
The musical ranks of the CD which were interpreted by the Coral of the APAC of Nova Lima, contemplate the historical set of musics that accompanied the evolution of the method APAC through its 43 years of existence.
You, president of APAC, who wants also to present somebody whose work developed in the APAC is of big importance, do not lose time, do your request as fast as possible.
With the support of many volunteers the APAC of Caratinga Town, Minas Gerais Brazilian state, is starting another class of the program The Journey of the Prisoner in closed and semi-open regimes. FBAC wishes that the gifts of the Holy Spirit fill the hearts of everyone who will make this journey with Christ and become true disciples of God. We are together!
Foto: APAC de Caratinga
No dia 01 de Abril de 2016, 54 recuperandos receberam o Certificado de Conclusão do Programa A Viagem do Prisioneiro. A FBAC muito se alegra com esta notícia e incentiva todas as APACs para tornar este programa uma realidade para todos os recuperandos. Com a graça de Deus, o Programa se extenderá também para todas as prisões do Brasil. Estamos juntos!
On 1st April 2016, 54 recuperandos received the Certificate of Completion of The Program The Journey of the Prisoner. FBAC is very pleased with this news and encourages all APACs to make this program a reality for all recuperandos. With God's grace, the program also will be extended to all prisons in Brazil. We are together!
Fotos: Ubirajara APAC Pirapora
The program The Journey of the Prisoner is an unique opportunity for the recuperandos to deepen the Word of God and the Called of God in their lives. Twenty-eight APACs already implemented the program and are giving this opportunity to the recuperandos. You may follow the activities en the FBAC web site and also send news. We are together!
The last Thursday, 27th August, the APAC of São João Del Rei received the visit of the Coordinator of the Program The Prisioner´s Journey, Mr. Eduardo Henrique. He trained 13 new facilitadores of the Program. The initiative took place because of the high number of recuperandos present in this APAC. Without the training of new leaders, would be impossible conclude the program with all the recuperandos by the end of the year. It was a wonderful time of spirituality and confraternazation, where all could contribute to deepen the study of Mark´s Gospel.
On may 5 and 6, was held the first training for the course "The Prisoner's Journey, on the male APAC in Itauna.
The Prisoner's Journey is a program developed by the Ministry Christianity Explored and the Prison Fellowship International, adapted to prisons around the world.
Brazil was one of the four South American countries chosen to get the project, being a strong ministry, in growth, and fertile ground to sow the word of God.
This program is based on the Gospel of Mark, and aims to invite all participants to meet and have a more intimate relationship with Christ, revealing questions such as: Who is He? Why did he come? What does it mean to follow him.
As was the training, the course is taught in a simply and dynamic way, so that it can be replicated in all APAC operating in Brazil.
For this training, we invited 23 APACs of Minas Gerais, between volunteers and rehabilitees, plus the FBAC's team, totaling about 70 people. The next training will reach the other APACs of Minas that are further away from Itaúna, and also those which work outside the Minas Gerais state.
Stephen W. James - General Coordinator of the program, which has gone through several countries of the African continent, European, American and Oceania, was the facilitator.
On the first day of training, Stephen (who is English, had the help of two translators who are part of the FBAC's team) demonstrated the importance and program metrics, the importance of gospel study, the impact on the lives of the participants, and held a practice session as a demonstration.
On the second day of training, the program coordinator for FBAC, Denio Marques, and other exhibitors, talked and discussed regarding the application, planning, requirements, particularities of APACs and so many other issues raised to the successfull of the application of the course.
The goal is that by the end of the year, several courses are being applied and replicated in all 46 APACs of Brazil, reaching about 3,000 rehabilitees.
Goal: US$ 200.000,00 - Reached: US$160,00
Founded in São José dos Campos / SP on July 9, 1995, the journalist and lawyer, Mário Ottoboni, of the Brazilian Fraternity of Assistance to the Convict Persons - FBAC, is a non-profit association, under private law, that brings together, guides, provides training and supervises the Associations of Protection and Assistance to the Convict Persons in addition to advising the application of APAC Method in other countries.
FBAC also acts in the mobilization of municipal, state, federal and international institutions, aiming at the opening of new APACs. This articulation takes place with members of organized civil society, Judiciary, Executive and Legislative Branches, Churches, businessmen, authorities and interested in implementing APACs in their respective districts.
As a vision, FBAC seeks through the APACs, to humanize the fulfillment of custodial sentences, offering to the condemned the conditions to recover themselves also, to protect society, to rescue the victims and to promote Restorative Justice.
APAC, Association for the Protection and Assistance of Convicted Persons, in turn, is a civil entity under private law, with its own legal personality, dedicated to the recovery and social reintegration of prisoners to custodial sentences. Born on November 18, 1972, in São José dos Campos (SP), APAC, as well as the FBAC, was also conceived by Dr. Mário Ottoboni and a group of Christian friends, with the aim of alleviating the afflictions experienced by the prison population, family members and the local community.
Composed of 12 fundamental elements, the APAC Method proposes to the prisoner called "recuperando" the opportunity to be co-responsible for its recovery and reintegration into society. In APACs, administered without the participation of the police or prison agents, prisoners themselves hold possession of the keys, and daily activities include work, study, spirituality, human valorization, professional training, mutual help, family integration, and others, making that the methodology presents excellent results. Proof of this, the rate of recidivism, that is, the return to crime, is around 20%, while in the conventional Brazilian system, it is around 85%; and the cost per capita of each prisoner (recuperando) costs only 1/3 to the public coffers compared to the same prisoner in the common prison system. In addition, no rebellions or acts of violence have ever been recorded during its 45 years of existence.
Faced with the greatness and complexity of the work, FBAC and APACs have raised partners as: Court of Justice of Minas Gerais, Maranhão, Paraná, Rio Grande do Norte and Rondônia; State Secretaries of Prison Administration of Minas Gerais, Maranhão, Paraná and Rondônia; General Attorney of the states listed above; Association of Volunteers for International Service - AVSI Brazil; Minas Pela Paz Institute - IMPP; Prison Fellowship International - PFI; Gruppo Dirigenti FIAT; Isvor; Betania Tanure Associates; Uncle Flávio Cultural; Women's Group of Brazil; SENAC; among others.
The main goal of this campaign is to raise the amount of US$200.000,00 , which will be reverted to the construction of the International Center for APAC Method Studies – CIEMA.
This Center will have of great importance in the development of the APAC Method in Brazil and abroad, as it will provide scholars, researchers, volunteers, authorities and society in general with an infrastructure for conducting research, studies and events around the APAC method. There will also be accommodation available for the reception and of national and international visitors who have the desire to deepen in the study and to replicate the Method.
CIEMA will be directly connected to the Center for Justice and Reconciliation of Prison Fellowship International, based in Stuttgart, Germany, and other universities around the world, in order to establish partnerships so that more and more people can learn about the methodology, disseminate it and implement it in their cities.
We would like to count on your valiant collaboration with our campaign because you will certainly be contributing to the rescue and recovery of lives, leading to a safer and more peaceful society for all. Come and join us! Collaborate with us!