Catholic Prison Ministries Coalition
The Catholic Prison Ministries Coalition (CPMC) is a national network of organizations and individuals serving people affected by incarceration. CPMC’s goal is to recruit, train, support, and empower those called to prison ministry. Additionally, CPMC will serve as a central resource for formation and credentialing. Click here to learn more.
Three Pathways for Formation and Credentialing
NACC and the CPMC Formation Committee have developed three Pathways for formation and credentialing. These three consecutively advanced formation pathways prepare candidates for the diverse opportunities in prison ministry. Learn more about these three Pathways.
Statement of Solidarity: A Catholic Response to COVID-19 Behind Bars
COVID 19 Policy Suggestions (Catholic Prison Ministries Coalition)
Religion and Prison Programming: The Role, Impact, and Future Direction of Faith in Correctional Systems by Thomas P. O’Connor and Jeff B. Duncan. Source:Offender Programs Report, Vol. 11, No. 6: pgs 81-96 (March/April 2008) [PDF format]
Motivational Interviewing Training In Criminal Justice: Development Of A Plan by Melissa Alexander, Scott W. VanBenschoten, and Scott T. Walters. Source: Federal Probation, Vol. 72 No. 2 (Sept. 2008) [PDF format]
The document below is from a presentation given to prison chaplains but is related to all chaplains’ self-care.
Self Care for Chaplains by Rev. R. Michael Stuart, HR, M.Div., M.A., BCC, Spiritual Care Manager of Home Care and Hospice of Western New York, Inc. (New York Chaplains Association)
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