Source: (2000) Relational Justice Bulletin. January (5): 6. Downloaded 15 May 2003.

Joan Holmes has served Nottingham Prison (England) for many years as a teacher and a member of the chaplaincy team. Here she reflects on the Community Prison Chaplaincy Scheme in Canada and the prospect of its transposition to England. The Community Prison Chaplaincy Scheme began in Canada at the initiative of the Reverend Doctor Pierre Allard. The purpose is to provide continuing chaplaincy services for those released from prison. Holmes sketches the nature of the scheme, with particular emphasis on the importance of building relationships, first between the chaplain and the ex-prisoner, and second between the chaplain and the community where the ex-prisoner is expected to reintegrate into society.


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