Criminal Justice Ministry–Saint Louis

Since 1979 Criminal Justice Ministry (CJM) has served individuals, families and communities impacted by the criminal justice system. From offering services to incarcerated individuals to providing reentry programs for those returning to the St. Louis area, CJM seeks to serve the needs of the most vulnerable without judgement. Last fiscal year, CJM impacted over 23,000 individuals both inside area prisons/jails and throughout the St. Louis community. In order to provide its many services, CJM has 10 full time / part time employees and over 300 volunteers.


Criminal Justice Ministry improves the safety and well-being of individuals affected by crime and the criminal justice system, their families and their communities in the Greater St. Louis Area through person-to-person assistance rooted in Jesus Christ’s message of love, reconciliation and hope.

CJM – At a Glance:

Inside Services

  • Human Connection Services – providing services to incarcerated individuals in 4 prisons and 10 jails

Outside Services

  • Direct Services – providing items to address immediate needs
  • Reentry Programs – providing year-long supportive housing and wrap-around services to the most vulnerable

Community Services

  • Education and Advocacy – providing information about the criminal justice system and its impact on the community