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This course will provide participants with knowledge of the biblical foundation for prisoner reintegration ministry and the practical application of reentry research. It will help participants describe the issues, barriers, and challenges to the successful reintegration of those transitioning from prison to society. The course will also describe the phases and key principles of prisoner reintegration with emphasis on making decisions related to practical planning for a ministry, along with the need to understand the various natures of individuals, churches, organizations, government entities and the community as it relates to reintegration from prison back into society.
- Summarize the biblical foundation for ministering to those reintegrating back into society from prison and practical implications for the individuals, families, the church and para-church ministries.
- Understand the factors that have led to the incarceration of a historical number of U.S. citizens and understand why the U.S. leads the world in the incarceration of its citizens.
- Describe the issues, barriers, and challenges involved with helping people to successfully reintegrate from prison to society.
- Summarize the impact of prisonization on people leaving the prison system and their families as they integrate back to their communities.
- Understand the various natures of individuals, churches, organizations and government entities related to reintegration from prison and make recommendations.
This is a subject that is dear to my heart. The course was interesting and very helpful. I would take another course like this one. I truly think Professor Williams’s ideas and solutions are applicable and need to be implemented in every state.Susan
I have gained great knowledge of how to minister more effectively to our prison ladies and those that are transitioning out.Anonymous
I am currently taking another course at the same time, Foundations of Correctional Chaplaincy. Both courses are extremely good and provide a great foundation for the areas they represent.Anonymous
I like the pace of the lectures in the class discussion. I liked to amount and depth of the information provided by the professor.Anonymous
As I learn the information from these courses I am directly implementing the skills and knowledge into ministry that same week if applicable.Anonymous
I recommend this for other inmates who would like to be involved in prison ministry or members of the congregation who would like to be more involved with this ministry.Anonymous
The course was well conceived, enlightening, and flowed masterfully.Anonymous
[What I liked most about this course was] how pertinent all the topics were to the Correctional Ministries work I am involved in.Judith
I liked Professor Williams’ approach, his pertinent information and his vast knowledge of this subject. He was also very engaging.Mary