TDCJ Chaplaincy Mentor Training





Reentry Programs


Overview - Chaplaincy

The chaplaincy department supervised 65,651 religious services attended by 2,798,946 offenders in fiscal year 2004.

This was accomplished with 102,935 visits by approved volunteers and 12,998 visits by special volunteers for a total of 115,933 volunteer visits.

Volunteers provided 491,047 hours of service to the chaplaincy department at TDCJ.

Volunteers provide programs and personal experience that would otherwise not be available.

Approved volunteer = A person who provides a service or who participates in volunteer activities on a regular basis and has been approved through the application process and has completed the volunteer training and orientation.

Special Volunteer = Any individual or group who provides a service or participates in volunteer activities no more than four (4) times or events per year, and has not established a pattern of regular, scheduled participation. Special volunteers do not complete a Volunteer Application, and normally are not subject to a criminal history (NCIC/TCIC) check unless deemed necessary by appropriate unit/office staff.

Mentor = An approved volunteer who meets Agency-approved mentor criteria and is recommended by TDCJ program staff. Approved employee volunteers may not serve as mentors. (AD-07.38 Mentor Guidelines).

Only approved volunteers are allowed to be mentors.

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