Source: (1999) Ottawa: Correctional Service of Canada.

The community chaplaincy program in Canada, begun in the 1980s, extends the work of the chaplaincy from the correctional facility to the community. This community-based ministry receives ex-offenders and links ex-offenders and their families with community resources. This report consists of an overview of the program (Part 2 details each community chaplaincy). It includes information on the history of the program, program goals and activities, faith communities and the criminal justice system, the relationship between community chaplaincy and the government, funding concerns, the client base, linkages or partnerships, issues of accountability and leadership, and interfaith issues.