Dr. Anthony D’Agostino Named New E.D.
Anthony D’Agostino, Ed.D. has been chosen as the next Executive Director at Criminal Justice Ministry. Read more > > >
CJM programs and activities address four needs:
1) for human connection when incarcerated
CJM staff and volunteers serve incarcerated persons in 4 Missouri prisons and 10 jails
- Services, one-on-one visits, classes, pen pals, “dress-out” clothing, Kairos Inside
2) for basics when released into the St. Louis Area
- Welcome Backpacks—with personal items
- Bus tickets/passes—job-related
- Emergency help for prescriptive meds
- Referrals to needed services, e.g., employment agencies, food pantries, limited legal assistance
- Anger Management Classes (approved by Department of Corrections to meet parole requirements)
- NEW—Makin' It Work Classes
3) for long-term help with community connection
- Release to Rent—year of supportive housing for men who have served long terms, can work full time, have major challenges, have no one to help
- R2RV (Release to Rent for Veterans)—up to a year of supportive housing for eligible vets with records
4) for education and collaboration
- Presentations with church, school, or community groups on needs of incarcerated, obstacles facing those released, legislative questions, issues including death penalty, CJM service, etc.
- St. Louis Alliance for Reentry (STAR)
- Empower Missouri—formerly Missouri Association for Social Welfare (MASW), especially the CJ Task Force
- Missouri Catholic Conference (MCC), especially the Corrections Task Force
- C.U.R.E., especially for federal issues
- Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (MADP)
- Other agencies who work closely with prisoners and ex-prisoners
- Local and statewide groups, legislators and other leaders
22,734 contacts were made in the last year—
ranging from one-time visits to year-long supportive housing.
Criminal Justice Ministry has achieved
Gold Level status on GuideStar USA
and is an accredited charity of the BBB with an A+ Rating.
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