Who We Are
The Mission of this ministry?
1) reduce the fragmentation of reentry programs and resources across the country; 2) strengthen the sustainability, presence, visibility, infrastructure, and capacity of re-entry programs serving the men, women, and youth formerly incarcerated; 3) to eliminate the information dissemination gap; and 4) to centralize the availability of and access to resources and other communication vehicles on all matters related to re-entry.
? Monitoring of services, support, and assistance provided to those formerly incarcerated as well as FBOs/CBOs that ensures that they experience a successful re-entry.
? Develop re-entry related training and technical assistance (T/TA) resources, linkages and manuals, a regular newsletter, an electronic bulletin board, listservs, videoconferencing, e-mail, reports and updates on national trends and impact/outcome data for dissemination to service providers.
Types Of Activity
1) Maintenance of national Advisory Committees solely comprised of individuals formerly incarcerated (i.e., adults and youth);
2) Annual field needs assessment;
3) Training and technical assistance delivery;
4) Resource materials development;
5) General training activities;
6) Public information activities;
7) Information management activities;
8) Website development and maintenance activities;
9) Outreach and coalition building; and
10) Quality assurance review of all T/TA
Target audience - church based prison ministries
Our magazine (newsletter)The Soul Knows No Bars
Next publication date is July 2004
Annual subscription price: $40.00 US - $50.00 Intl.
Electronic via e-mail
Hard copy via U.S. mail
Books we have publishedCurrently writing the following manuscript:
The Prison of Time: Longing for Egypt in the Midst of the Promise
About Our Prison Ministry
Reentry Ministry Training Academy
"Let us help you build an effective and spirit-led prison/reentry ministry program"
Includes 9 specialized courses in developing a reentry ministry, format offered in two days, limited to 25 participants, take-home training manual, and lunch. Academy training offered in the Washington, DC area.
Promotion - The Soul Knows No Bars: 2nd Annual Ecumenical Prison Ministry Conference of the Interfaith Community
November 8-10, 2004