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Chaplains are specially trained and qualified clergy ministering in an institutional setting such as a hospital, school, or prison, often requiring additional clinical training and credentials. Our full-time chaplaincy requirements are Masters of Divinity degree from an ATS-accredited seminary, ordination, endorsement, and clinical/pastoral experience

GraceInside provides 33 chaplains to nearly 24,000 incarcerated men and women. Most Chaplains are part-time at the facilities to which they are assigned.

Founded in 1920 originally by a group of seven Christian denominations, we continue to receive approximately one-third of our budget from denominations, churches, foundations, and individuals. The remainder of our budget is provided from Inmate Commissary Funds through a contract with the Virginia Department of Corrections.

Our goal is to increase ministry hours at each facility until we provide full-time chaplains in every Virginia state correctional facility with 500 inmates or more.