The Salvation Army Prison Ministry is a program that focuses on healing and restoration. The program vision is “To assist the community, inmates, and their families to heal from the trauma of crime and incarceration while breaking the cycle of generational incarceration.” It is imperative to note the devastation that victims, offenders, community, and families face from crime.
The Salvation Army Prison Ministry takes a holistic approach toward this restoration. We realize the importance of ministering to the whole community affected by crime. The prison ministry program utilizes the Restorative Justice approach. Restorative Justice programs, therefore, enable the victim, the offender and affected members of the community to be directly involved in responding to the crime and restoration process.
The ministries include:
Every at-risk child has a common thread – each bear the scars of their own unfortunate circumstances. But with guidance and love, they can overcome the challenges they face in life.
Mitigating poverty, abuse, addiction and other family stressors does not happen overnight. Long-term, sustainable holistic solutions such as the Pathway of Hope program help break the cycles hindering the success of our communities and families.