Restorative Justice Ministries

Below are ways you and your church can get involved in restorative justice ministry:

Beyond the Fences Restorative Justice and Prison Ministries

Death Penalty Advocacy

Prison Fellowship - Bible studies, leadership training and reentry ministry

Prison Fellowship International - Sponsoring children of prisoners with care and the gospel, Sycamore Tree project

Second Prison Project - Develop a local chapter to equip offenders for reentry

Circles of Transformation - Contact Harold Johnson for more information - A relational ‘circle process’ to develop hope and preparation for reentry in 90 days

Serve as a Chaplain’s Assistant or Volunteer in Correction

Set Free Ministries - discipleship program

Men’s Fraternity - A multi-week course in understanding authentic manhood based on biblical principles

Community Service Project - Contact Tom Maxwell for more information - Host a team of work release prisoners to conduct a community service project and develop Christian relationships 

Salvation Army Prison Ministries

Beauty for Ashes - 18-month reentry program for parenting, life skills and discipleship

PATCH - Helps keep incarcerated moms and children connected through parenting classes and transportation of children for visitation

Angel Tree - A wonderful way for a church to provide Christmas gifts and the gospel to children of incarcerated parents and help build relationships with a parent

Prison Pen Pal - Visit prison in an envelope!  Provide encouragement and friendship to an isolated prisoner in a safe appropriate relationship

Story Link - Your church can help connect an inmate with their child or grandchild through reading. Donate children's books OR help inmates record donated books which are sent to the children.  What a wonderful way to educate and build relationships!

Kairos Prison Ministry International - Kairos Inside: A 3 day weekend to create a Christian community of support; Kairos Outside: A 2 day program for female family members impacted by incarceration

Hope Aglow -  An overview of ideas to serve in prison ministry including pre-release, aftercare, jail ministry, juvenile home ministry, inmate family ministry, etc.; Provides bible study lessons and a newsletter and tracts

Bike to the Future - Collect and donate bikes for released offenders who have no transportation to work or job training

InsideOut Dad - Implemented in more than 25 state Departments of Corrections facilities and countless Federal Prisons, InsideOut Dad is the nation's only evidence-based fatherhood program developed specifically for incarcerated fathers.