Restorative Justice Ministries
Below are ways you and your church can get involved in restorative justice ministry:
Constituency Services of the Department of Corrections
The Constituent Services Office provides offenders’ families and friends, legislative offices, and the public with accurate and timely information about offenders as well as department policies, procedures and practices.
There is an email newsletter sign-up available at this link. Check the “Family & Friends” box.
Contact: 573-526-2695 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Constituent Services Office, 2729 Plaza Dr., Jefferson City, MO, 65102
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
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
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.