Together, we can share hope everyday, in every facility with every incarcerated individual in our county.



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 the spiritual needs of incarcerated individuals, CIC Ministries trains teams of volunteers to conduct Bible studies, facilitate group classes, lead worship services, and provide one-to-one pastoral counseling inside county jails. Join more than 300 volunteers from across the Bay Area who volunteer in jail.

Going In, Staying In Jail Ministry Seminars are held through out the year at partner churches throughout Santa Clara County.


Faith-building is recognized by all as a powerful factor in rehabilitation, reconciliation and re-entry into the community. Please consider financially supporting jail ministry. To learn more about giving to CIC Ministries, click the GIVE button.

CIC Ministries is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Donations are tax-deductible. Please send checks to CIC Ministries, PO Box 360068, Milpitas CA 95036


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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates from CIC

May 15th: The Bi-Weekly Release

May 1st: The Bi-Weekly Release

April 17th: The Bi-Weekly Release

April 3rd: The Weekly Release

March 27th: The Weekly Release

March 20th: A Letter to Our Community

March 11th: All Jail Programming Suspended

March 6th: Coronavirus and Santa Clara County Jails

***As of March 13th, CIC has been notified that all PREA classes are cancelled until further notice, and most Sheriff Department LiveScan offices are closed.

Due to the constantly evolving situation, please contact your Livescan office before going to your previously scheduled appointment.



The primary mission of CIC Ministries is to respond to the individual spiritual needs of detained youth and incarcerated 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.