Prison Visitation is made up of men and women volunteers who minister to help our brothers and sisters “redeem, restore and reconcile” their lives, by visiting inmates in provincial and federal prisons. Inmates often feel unloved and unlovable, but have said in many ways that the volunteers show them that the community hasn’t given up on them. Volunteers visit in groups for various activities and Programs such as Mass, praise and worship, Taize, Bible Study, Rosary making, Houses of Healing and many more.
Catholic Charities Justice Services (CCJS) of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver builds an educated Christ-centered community that upholds the dignity of every human person touched by crime. Our volunteers visit those in prison addressing their spiritual needs and walking with them on their journey of faith. Community support is offered to released offenders and victims of crime through programs such as CoSA (Circles of Support and Accountability) and V-CoS (Victim Circles of Support).
We also raise awareness through social justice and educational initiatives. Parish activities include prayer programs and card/calendar collection and distribution to federal and provincial facilities.
We are accepting volunteers aged 25 years and over to mediate God's healing and restorative touch to all who have been impacted by crime.