Correctional Institutions Chaplaincy

of santa clara county, inc.

Jail Ministry is a Ministry of Love

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.

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. Join more than 300 volunteers from across the Bay Area who volunteer in jail.

The Chapel at Elmwood Jail

Volunteers entering the Chapel of the Minimum-Security yard of Elmwood Correctional Facility in Milpitas.

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

Faith-building is recognized by all as a powerful factor in rehabilitation, restoration, reconciliation and successful reentry into our community. Thank you for supporting jail ministry.