Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries
a ministry of the Oklahoma Conference of The United Methodist Church

A Life Touched
by Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries

Shawn (shown pictured at center) is a life changed through CJAMM. He started his journey at Redemption Church and then went to the Exodus House, successfully completing the program within nine months.

Shawn is currently working a full-time job, as well as attending college. He gives back to the Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries by volunteering at New Day Camp bringing hope to other children.

The mission of CJAMM is to break generational cycles of prison, addiction, and criminogenic behavior by nurturing healthy Christian relationships with prison inmates and their families, targeting specific reentry needs, providing care for the children of incarcerated parents, and advocacy.

The ministry helps former inmates find employment and housing, reunify families, and support them with transportation and other needs. CJAMM volunteers serve in almost every prison in the state of Oklahoma.



Many volunteers and CJAMM staff minister to inmates, former inmates, and their families by:

  • transporting them to churches,
  • teaching Bible classes,
  • cooking and serving meals,
  • helping clothe newly employed and recently released inmates,
  • and providing mentoring and structure as they re-enter society.

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Mark your calendars!
The tentative date for the CJAMM Annual Volunteer Luncheon is Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 11 am - 1 pm at First UMC in Oklahoma City.

Special events

Annual Volunteer Luncheon

Mark your Calendars!

Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., CJAMM 15th Annual Volunteer Luncheon at OKC-First UMC, 131 NW 4th Street, for all CJAMM volunteers throughout the state. Call 405-530-2014 or email Lesa Rhoads  to RSVP by February 2, 2017.

Tulsa Area Benefit Dinner

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 6 p.m.–8 p.m., Tulsa Area Benefit Dinner, Boston Avenue UMC, 1301 S. Boston Avenue, Tulsa, invitations will be mailed in February. Call 405-530-2014 or email Lesa Rhoads to RSVP by March 13, 2017.


Support our New Day Camps, our Exodus Houses, and our Redemption Churches. It is only by your generosity that we are able to accomplish the wonderful ministry that we do.

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