The Problem

Incarceration

32,000 prison inmate population in Missouri
104,000
family members affected by incarceration in Missouri
6-9x
likelihood of a child of incarcerated parent to become court involved
I was in prison and you visited me.
Matthew 25:37

The Solution

Saint Louis County Justice Center is one of they 120 jails accredited nationwide, requiring the presence of a full-time chaplain with access to all areas of the jail. Humanitri provides this presence.

  • 3,300 inmates/year participate in Bible class
  • 1,100 inmates/year receive one-to-one pastoral care
  • 220 adult baptisms in 10 years

Our Work Happens By

Bible Class: Small Group

  • Prayer: Inmates share prayer requests. Open in communal prayer
  • Scripture: Study and contextualize passages in the Holy Bible
  • Lord’s prayer: End in shared prayer

Pastoral Counseling: One-to-One

  • Mercy: Chaplain listens for inmate’s unmet needs and calluses of the heart (sin) that resist God’s healing and reject God’s love.
  • Forgiveness: Chaplain helps the inmate process brokenness and losses and understand the God who cleanses from sin.
  • Healing: Acknowledge sickness in the human condition and speaks words of Christ’s healing grace.