Chaplain Resources

Professional Organizations

Associated Chaplains in California State Service (ACCSS)
ACCSS is the professional organization of the state chaplains who serve in California state institutions in the following departments:

  • California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
  • Division of Juvenile Justice
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Developmental Services
  • Department of Veteran's Affairs

Association of Professional Chaplains
The Association of Professional Chaplains is a multifaith association established to certify and serve its membership and to promote professional chaplaincy. The vision of the Association of Professional Chaplains is to be the leading membership organization for professional chaplains integrating multicultural and multiethnic perspectives and promoting excellence. 

1701 E. Woodfield Road
Suite 400 Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: 847.240.1014
Fax: 847.240.1015


Prison Reentry Council Program
The Center for Council operates this program for inmates preparing to return to the community. It offers emotional and spiritual support that support restorative justice.
(213) 377-5747 

Other Helpful Resources

Bereavement in Custody
Chaplain Catherine Conneally-Salazar gathered these resources for use with incarcerated youth and young adults.
        Worksheets >>
        Teen Grief Curriculum >>

Stations of the Cross
Fr. George Williams developed this Stations of the Cross—particularized for men-in-blue—for his ministry at San Quentin.

Monasteries of the Heart: An Invitation to a Meaningful Life
This resource packet is now available free of charge to prison chaplains and volunteers. The materials are based on Joan Chittister's foundational book by the same name and offer practical guidelines for setting up and sustaining Monastery groups for incarcerated women and men.

(814) 459-9224 

Recommended Reading:

If you are interested in reading more about the Chaplaincy inside the Prisons, Jails and Correctional Facilities, here is a list of reading materials recommended by Father George Williams, S.J., who is the Catholic Chaplain at San Quentin State Prison. Link >>