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Chaplain's Office

Mission Statement

The mission of the Orleans Parish Sheriff Chaplain's Office is to prepare for the needs and challenges of the future of those incarcerated in this facility. We take responsibility to make the most efficient use of the limited time and resources at our disposal.

The Chaplaincy, comprised of many volunteers, provide for the wellness of those under the custody and care of the Orleans Parish Sheriff. The effective, efficient, professional and religious ministries provided result in changes in behavior and ultimately in changed lives.

Our goal is to strengthen relationships with other disciplines in support of the orderly operation and management of this institution as established in correctional standard operation policies and procedures.

The chaplain's office also serves as a consultant for management regarding inmate requests for religious services and other issues. We are also obligated to recognize and respond to rapid change, growth and increasing complexity of the criminal justice system.

 

Principles & Purpose

  • To be instruments of God's love, care and peace
  • To respect the value/worth of every person
  • To promote equality, fairness, justice and mercy
  • To treat others as we want to be treated
  • To develop community among chaplains
  • To support the mission of the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office
 

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Address religious issues of all faiths
  • Advise staff on religious issues
  • Supervise religious activities
  • Plan and facilitate religious activities
  • Participate in meetings and training
  • Identify and provide resources for all faiths
   

Administrative duties & Ministerial Responsibilities

  • Conduct and facilitate religious services and studies
  • Counsel inmates, staff and families
  • Provide pastoral care to inmates, staff and families
   

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