Sonoma County Programs for the Imprisoned
Sonoma County Main Detention Facility (MADF)
Volunteers minister to men and women confined at the MADF and provide a wide range of programs to eligible participants, including:
Pastoral visitation and counseling
Religious services - liturgies of the Eucharist and Sacramental Reconciliation
Catechetical instruction and sacramental preparation
An innovative new program for those who cannot participate in group activities is the Sheriff's 1-2-1 Education program pairing inmates with volunteer educators who meet once weekly to discuss an academic topic of shared interest, such as mathematics, science, philosophy or literature.
For more information about these programs, contafct the MADF Program Officer or contact us.
Sonoma County North Detention Facility (NCDF)
Fewer programs are currently available to the men housed at the NCDF, but friendly visitation, pastoral visitation/counselin, scripture study and Eucharistic liturgy are provided by our volunteers. For further information about NCDF programs, contact the institutional Program Officer or contact us.