Correctional Ministries and Chaplains Association, an association of correctional ministry professionals, seeks to serve as a resource for collaboration, training and advocacy among those involved in prison ministry. The mission of CMCA is “to connect, encourage, equip and strengthen Christians as they fulfill the Great Commission in corrections.” Established in May, 2011, CMCA will focus much of its energy on certification, training and support. CMCA is currently housed at the Institute for Prison Ministries(IPM), Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College.
The vision of the Institute for Prison Ministries (IPM) is to be a center for correctional ministry that encourages and equips those serving in correctional ministries worldwide to evangelize and disciple those within the correctional community. IPM works through networks, collaborations and strategic partnerships to provide leadership and training to those engaged in correctional ministries for the advancement of the Gospel.