The Arizona Department of Corrections acknowledges that studies have shown inmates active in religious programming are less likely to be involved in negative behavior within the institution, profit from a spiritual support system during transition, and develop skills that enhance their chance for long-term success in society. Although religious programs and a cocoon of support are in abundance while women are incarcerated, upon release many women find themselves alone and often back in the environment they came from with the additional hindrance of having a criminal record.
As one of the nations newest para-church, non-profit organizations, SISTER Ministries offers ministry tools to Christ-centered, Bible-based churches that though training provide the knowledge and support for the church to effectively minister to emergent women. Statistics show through the support of the local church and a personal relationship with Christ, recidivism rates among emergent women can be greatly reduced, families restored, and communities strengthened.
2 Corinthians 5:16-17
"We have stopped evaluating others by what the world thinks of them. What this means is that those who become Christians become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone. A new life has begun!”