The mission of the Prison Ministry Task Force is to follow the Great Commission of Christ, to respect the dignity of all persons. We follow Jesus by serving as a resource to educate parishes on the urgent criminal justice issues that impact all of us. Our work includes restoring relationships between and among the individuals in the justice system and the wider community. We will pursue strategies to motivate increased participation in preventive and reentry programs that affect the presently and formerly incarcerated and their families. We seek to engage and transform the carceral and justice systems that impact all people in our country. We will support Episcopalians and community partners to find engaging, loving and tangible ways to uplift and impact the lives of returning citizens and break down barriers to successful reentry.