Prison Prevention Ministry Training Offered Jan. 13

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Training for volunteers in ministering to incarcerated men and women is being offered by Prison Prevention Ministries. Anyone entering correctional institutions must be certified both by Prison Prevention Ministries and the facilities in which they will serve. 

Training will be offered Monday, Jan. 13, from 6-8:30 p.m. at the office, 302 Spruce St,. in Chattanooga. To register, contact Glyn Turner, prison ministry coordinator, at glynt@prisonprevention,org or 622-5768.

Opportunities for service include Silverdale Detention Center; Bradley  County Justice Center, Cleveland; Walker State Prison; Hamilton County Jail; Hamilton  County Juvenile Detention Center; Salvation Army, Chattanooga; The Next Door, State Women's Transitional Facility.

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