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Religious Services

Administration

​Central Administration​​ Chaplaincy Administration​ ​​​
Stuart Young, M. Div.
Administrator ​​Assistant Administrator
503-378-2524​​ ​​503-378-2534

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​Executive Support Specialist I
Administration Specialist I
503-378-8159
503-378-2197

Mailing Address​​​
OSCI - Residence #3
3405 Deer Park DR SE
Salem, OR 97310-9385
Fax # 503-378-2648

*For information regarding weddings, please contact the institution chaplains. Their information can be found HERE​.

*If you have questions concerning ODOC Religious Services, please take a look at our new Frequently Asked Questions page HERE.

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Mission Statement

The mission of Religious Services is to provide opportunity for inmates to explore and practice their faith or spirituality individually and corporately from intake to re-entry into the community.
 
In order to accomplish this mission we identify the following goals: 
  • Administrative Procedures:​​​​
    • To streamline and coordinate statewide Religious Services practices for efficiency, productivity and consistent application. 
  • Working Relationships: 
    • To develop and maintain professional, caring and supportive relationships in our working environment. 
  • Department Ethics:
    • To promote ethical and compassionate relationships and procedures within the Department of Corrections.​​
  • Passion and Calling:
    • To relate to all inmates, especially at times of crisis or loss, with care and understanding that reflects our passion and calling to serve the entire population.
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Home for Good in Oregon (HGO)

The Community and Faith-based Re-entry program, "Home for Good in Oregon" (HGO), has setup a statewide program that is working with hundreds of volunteer mentors from faith and community-based organizations. The re-entry program helps community members to provide offenders with a pro-social spiritual support system that helps them to develop their spirituality, and to learn new pro-social attitudes and ways of behaving without crime. Developing such pro-social networks, associates and skills are key components of evidenced-based practices for reducing recidivism.

Mission:
Utilize strategic partnerships between state and community faith-based organizations to build a seamless system of support and spiritual guidance that promotes the successful restoration of people from prison back to their families and communities. 

Vision:
That men and women exiting prison can sustain expectations of welcome and support from faith-based organizations as they transition back to their communities.

Purpose:
A Corrections and Faith-Based Re-entry Partnership is to work with communities so that men and women exiting prison will  be welcomed and supported by faith-based community partners as they transition back to their families and neighborhoods.

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