• Encourage

    • Provide ideas for resources needed by inmates such as electronic equipment, educational materials, large print Bibles, books, greeting cards and sports equipment.
    • Provide ideas for resources needed for visitation areas such as games, cards, coloring books, and crayons for use by prisoners and their families.
    • Offer resources by Carol Kent.
    • Provide information on Boxes of Hope for Women’s ministries.
    • Provide information on Jump Start Bags for prisoners – what practical items inmates need upon release.

    Counsel

    • Offer counseling by a licensed counselor to inmates’ families to help them understand their situation.
    • Offer counseling curriculum for mentoring or leading small groups as well as workbooks for individuals.

    Educate

    • Assist churches or individuals with information on working with prison chaplains, education departments within prisons, wardens, and probation officers.
    • Provide information on materials available that will teach inmates important life skills, such as practical money management, communication skills, positive marriage and parenting techniques.