Correctional Institutions Chaplaincy

A Ministry of Love

The primary mission of CIC Ministries is to respond to the individual spiritual needs of incarcerated youth and adults in Santa Clara, County, CA and present the good news of God's love and forgiveness. As people respond to those messages of faith, they can experience lives of purpose and hope.

CIC Ministries

PO Box 360068

Milpitas, CA 95036


Training Events

3,500 men and women are incarcerated in Santa Clara County jails on any day. The average inmate's stay is six months, with some staying 8 - 10 years.

To serve their spiritual needs, CIC Ministries trains teams of volunteers to conduct Bible studies, group classes, worship services, and one-on-one pastoral counseling inside county jails.

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department and the Probation Department invite us to do ministry, and as invited guests, we must work harmoniously with the staff, following all rules and regulations. CIC works with about 300 volunteers from a variety of faith communities, denominations, languages, cultures, races and styles of worship. Our agreement with the Sheriff’s Department and the Probation Department is that religious volunteers will be completely trained and competent to provide chaplaincy ministry in their facilities.

Introduction to Jail Ministry

7pm - 10pm, Wednesday January 18, 2017

Campbell United Methodist Church

1675 Winchester Blvd, Campbell, CA 95008

Open to all!

Continuing Training for CIC Volunteers

1:30 - 4:30pm, Sunday January 22, 2017

Grace Baptist Church

484 E San Fernando St, San Jose, CA 95112

Open to current volunteers only. Registration required.

Inmate Art inspires San Jose Playwright

in Tabard Theatre's production of 10 in 10:2017

Butterflies born in the imagination of men and women behind bars have transformed yet again from the black-and-white pages of the penal code to the beauty of color in flight to a play written using the butterflies as inspiration.

The Tabard Theatre in San Jose is presenting a special program called 10-in-10, consisting of 10 plays written by emerging playwrights who have taken their inspiration from artwork submitted for review. Metamorphosis, created by men and women at Elmwood Correctional Center was chosen as inspiration by an emerging playwright. The performances run from January 20-February 5, 2017.

The inmates, chaplains, staff and volunteers of CIC Ministries appreciate your support and your interest in the Art & Spirit program. Come join us as we watch beauty speak from one artist to another.

Tickets are available now at

Tabard Theatre

29 N. San Pedro Street, San Pedro Square, San Jose