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Religious Services


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

​Executive Support Specialist I
Administration Specialist I

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.

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. 

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

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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