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This Summer at the ACA Congress in St. Louis
“The Power of Positive Peers: The Texas Experience of Offender Volunteer Service in a Comprehensive Chaplaincy Program” will be a workshop scheduled for Monday, August 21, 2017 from 2-3:30pm. Your workshop information is below. If there are any updates that need to be added, please let me know. Also, please ensure that all participants become ACA members and register for the conference. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
The Power of Positive Peers: The Texas Experience of Offender Volunteer Service in a Comprehensive Chaplaincy Program
Staff Development and Training
Texas’ Eastham Prison (“America’s Worst” in a 1986 Newsweek cover story) experienced significant positive Prison Culture Transformation over an extended period of time. How did it happen? This workshop will explore the factors that influence transformation, including administrative leadership support and the role of volunteers. Special attention will be given to the strategic role of offender, faith-based volunteer service in a comprehensive chaplaincy program.
Moderator: Warden Burl Cain, Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola (Retired), Walker, Louisiana
Speakers: Vance L. Drum, D.Min., Director of Chaplaincy Operations, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Past President, American Correctional Chaplains Association
The National Catholic Reporter has an by in the Nov. 21, 2015 issue.
The article is 'click-able' here - http://ncronline.org/news/spirituality/bringing-god-detention-center-work-mercy
American Jails Magazine Special Issue on Chaplaincy Available Online:
|ACCA Endorsed Pew Forum 50-State Survey on Prison Chaplaincy Released|
To view the entire report, go to http://www.pewforum.org/Social-Welfare/prison-chaplains-exec.aspx.
|Paper on Prison Chaplaincy Published|
A paper on prison chaplaincy by Tom O'Connor and Jeff Duncan entitled 'The Sociology of Humanist, Spiritual, and Religious Practices in Prison: Supporting Responsivity and Desistance from Crime' is now available via the internet. For a free full-text pdf download, go to http://www.mdpi.com/2077-1444/2/4/590/
|Sunday TV Mass Serves Inmates Nationwide|
The American Catholic Correctional Chaplains Association recommends a special Sunday Mass produced for those unable to participate in a parish liturgy that is now available via TV. For more information about this program, Click Here
ACA Religious Faith PolicyThe American Correctional Association renewed its 'Public Correctional Policy on Religious Faith and Practice' at the 140th Congress of Correction, August, 2010. To read that policy, Click Here.
Article on Faith-Based Prison UnitsTo read an excellent article by Stephen Hall about Indiana's PLUS program, Click Here
Reprinted with permission of the American Correctional Association, Alexandria, VA
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