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TJM Measures 2013 Year End Report

 We will document 16,500 prisoners and 2,500 volunteers worshipping together in the jails during 2013.  To do this we will rely on reports by Worship Teams submitted online and through the mail.

For 2013 we can document that 27,039 prisoners worshiped with 3,646 TJM volunteers.

We will measure prisoner satisfaction rating of 4.75 out of 5.0 for the Worship Team ministry as measured via a random sampling in 2013.

This did not happen.  Every method we have tried to measure this resulted in straight 5 and our interpretation was that we were being told what they thought we wanted to hear. It didn’t seem a random sampling was likely to change this.

We will document 2,300 hours of service by members of our Adult Jail Chaplaincy Team resulting in at least 1550 prisoner contacts in 2013.  To do this we will use the sign in book in the chaplain’s office at the Justice Center and reports submitted online, through the mail and placed in the bin at the chaplain’s office in the Justice Center.   We will also review completed Inmate Request forms.

We can document our volunteer chaplains spent 2,340 hours in ministry to prisoners, resulting in 1,489 chaplaincy contacts.

We will document that we will have a chaplain on scene within 1.5 hours of being requested for all death notifications.  TJM will record the time of such calls that come to us and will follow up with the chaplain who responded as to the time of their arrival at the facility where they were needed.  The goal is 100%.

Our average response time in 2013 was 34 minutes and we achieved our goal of 100%.

For all grief intervention requests, we will have a chaplain respond by the end of the day the request is made. To document the success of the TJM office will record the time of such calls that come to us and will follow up with the chaplain who responded and to the time of their arrival at the facility where they were needed.  The goal is 90 to 95%.

For all grief intervention requests we had a chaplain respond by the end of the day over 96% of the time.

 We will score at least 4.75 out of 5.0 on trainings and orientations we offer.

For 2013 the average evaluation score for all TJM trainings and orientations was 4.89.

We will continue to reach out to surrounding counties to see how we might be helpful to their jail ministry programming.

We have developed some sort relationship in most of the surrounding counties where we refer requests and assist each other with access to see prisoners.  However, it has never progressed much beyond that. (e.g. sharing training, best practices, etc.) We continue to connect with the people and jail ministries in the surrounding counties as opportunities present. This has not changed much since our mid year report.

Transforming Jail Ministries 4015 Executive Park Dr., Suite 404, Cincinnati, Ohio 45241-4016 ~ Phone: 513.794.9999    Fax: 513.984.1027 ~ contact@tjmi.org