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LICKING COUNTY JAIL MINISTRIES

He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners.

ISAIAH 61:1 NIV

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Scott Hayes

Chaplain
The Licking County Jail Ministries (LCJM) is a non-profit Christian organization serving the needs of inmates at the Licking County Justice Center in Newark, Ohio since its inception in 1986. The LCJM is led by a volunteer board of directors and guided by a full time chaplain, who is on call 24 hours a day to serve inmates and their families in the following ways:

Spiritual Counsel

We offer spiritual counsel and direction to inmates, both while incarcerated and upon release.

Crisis Intervention

We provide crisis intervention and prayer intercession for inmates and their families.

Staff Support

We provide spiritual support for the Licking County Justice Center's staff.

Be A Friend

Inmates may choose to be assigned to a mentor (gender-specific) who visits with them weekly.

Bible Studies

We oversee, coordinate, and assist with volunteer-led Bible studies.

Worship Services

We lead and coordinate weekly worship services in the Licking County Justice Center.

Release Assistance

We assist inmates with spiritual, housing, transportation, and employment needs upon release.

Vertical 196

Vertical 196 is an outreach facility that offers help with many aspects of establishing new life after release.

In addition to the full-time chaplain, the LCJM team includes 2 assistant volunteer chaplains and numerous other ministry volunteers.

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Transformation

  • We are committed to loving people until they ask us, "Why?"

  • It's at that very point that we are truly able to point them to Christ.

  • We believe in sharing the restorative power of Jesus.

  • We are committed to transforming the very culture of the jail through our presence.

  • We believe that God can use us in transforming lives through our availability and unconditional love.

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“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
ROMANS 12:2 ESV