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Religious Services / Volunteer Services
Faith has been an important part of Corrections since the very first prisons were established in this country. The types of services religious volunteers provide are so diverse that we try to use some consistent definitions to describe their activities:
- Religious Services - religious meetings that are primarily worship or religious education, such as bible studies.
- Faith-Based Programs - refers to programs offered by volunteers which address specific criminogenic issues such as cognitive behavior skills, family relationships or substance abuse from a faith prospective.
The vast majority of our volunteers are religious volunteers and most of them serve by providing opportunities for worship, religious education and spiritual growth. The only locations where religious services are more limited are those where security restrictions limit the number of inmates that can gather together at one time or where the facility has limited space to accommodate the services.