Virginia, the Chaplains serving in the state prisons are not
state employees, and they are not
compensated with federal or state taxpayer monies (due to our
state constitution's strong emphasis on the separation of church
and state.) This is why in 1920 a non-profit ministry organization
called Chaplain Service was founded. For nearly a century this
unique ministry has changed the lives of thousands of offenders
throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. By distributing Bibles,
conducting worship services, providing counseling and coordinating
volunteer programs, our staff of Chaplains have reached even
the most violent offenders through much needed prison ministry.
Service's many volunteer programs and religous activities provide
offenders with an opportunity to interact with positive role
models, and to learn how to give, rather than take from society.
goal of Chaplain Service is to have a full-time Chaplain serving
each of Virginia's major adult state prisons. With your help
we can accomplish this goal. We can prepare offenders for their
release, not as prime candidates for further criminal activity,
but as productive, caring Christians in our community.