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CORRECTIONAL CHAPLAINCY
Mission and Principles


Chaplains at work
Chaplains at work

Mission Statement

  • To prepare for the needs and challenges of the future
  • To make the most efficient use of limited resources
  • To provide quality caring, effective, efficient, professional religious ministries to clients
  • To strengthen relationships with other disciplines in support of the orderly operation of and management of the institutions in the Dept. of Correction, Division of Prisons
  • To serve as a consultant for management regarding inmate requests for religious services and other issues
  • To recognize and respond to the rapid change, growth and increasing complexity of the criminal justice system

Guiding Principles

  • To be instruments of God's love, care and peace
  • To respect the value/worth of every person
  • To promote equality, fairness, justice and mercy
  • To treat others as we want to be treated
  • To develop community among chaplains
  • To support the mission of the Department of Correction 

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