Offender MENTOR Victim SUPPORT Ministries HOPE

OVM is dedicated to mentoring offenders, supporting victims and bringing hope to our community. Our trained staff is dedicated to assisting in the ways of conflict management and reconciliation.  We have been certified by the Office of Kansas Attorney General and our programs are backed by years of research and experience.

What We Believe

Since 1973, Offender / Victim Ministries has developed and administered programs that build on the biblical tradition of Shalom, or peace. Through its various programs, OVM addresses the needs of offenders and victims for restoration, rehabilitation, friendship, restitution, and reconciliation.

Through OVM, volunteers are able to receive training on how to interact and impact inmates appropriately. Some have even gone on to develop, and lead arts programs inside the maximum, medium, and minimum security facilities at HCF.

We believe that through these interactions, we are repairing, rebuilding, and strengthening the ties holding our community together.

OVM Leaders

Libby Schrag
Libby SchragEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Libby has been with Offender/Victim Ministries since 2005. She holds a masters degree in conflict transformation, with a concentration in restorative justice.

Ben Kreider
Ben KreiderDIRECTOR of Prison Ministries

Ben Kreider holds a bachelors degree in social work from Bethel College. During his four years at Bethel, Ben was an M-2 volunteer himself. He can help connect you to your next volunteer opportunity with our prison ministries programs.

Thea Nietfeld
Thea NietfeldDIRECTOR of Community Justice Programming

Thea Nietfeld is the director of community justice programming. Thea has many years of experience in mediation and community organizing. She has been active in starting restorative justice programs in several communities, including spearheading the development of OVM’s services in McPherson County.

Stacey Mann
Stacey MannDIRECTOR of Batterer Intervention Program

Stacey Mann, LMSW, is the director of the batterer intervention program. She has extensive experience in the field of victim advocacy and batterer intervention. In addition to her work at OVM, Stacey is a professor of social work at Wichita State University.

Jessica Griffith
Jessica GriffithVictim Liaison

Jessica Griffith is the victim liaison and co-facilitator for the batterer intervention program. She holds a BSW from Wichita State University
and is currently pursuing her masters degree in social work.

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OVM is now, more than ever, connecting with the community through social media. Please help us to develop this voice and outreach by sharing your voice on one of the platforms below.

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Why Donate to OVM?

We appreciate any and all donations because to enable and operate the programs OVM offers, every generous donation counts toward improving our community. Some donate time to this cause, knowing it is an experience of giving and receiving. Still, many also make financial donations that go a long way in supporting our programs. We thank you, the inmates and participants thank you, and you will feel the great reward after making a simple donation today.

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