Programs for the Community, by the Community

Offender / Victim Ministries offers programs designed to bring justice and make things right in our community. We couldn’t do it without the many gracious individuals who give of their time and resources. Our wonderful volunteers are enriched through this exchange, and in the end everyone benefits. We believe in strengthening the fabric of our community through well-designed and implemented programs.

Volunteers are needed for the M2 prison visitation program. The inmate waiting list usually includes over 50 men. Please consider visiting an inmate!

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Offender / Victim Ministries

Community Justice Programming

victim offender conferencing

IMPACT

One-on-One Mentoring

anger management

AMEP

Anger Management Education Program

batterer intervention program

BIP

Batter Intervention Program

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IMPACT

The Impact Program was designed to help individuals in the community who may be in need of additional support. Through a series of 6 one-on-one sessions clients are equipped with skills to lead a more positive and successful life in the community. Improved relationships and a more successful workplace experience are among the positive outcomes.

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Anger Management Education Program

Anyone may schedule a free assessment for our Anger Management Education Program. AMEP offers a series of six one-on-one mentoring sessions (including initial assessment) where clients may learn to:

  • define anger
  • investigate personal anger styles
  • strengthen emotional intelligence
  • use non-violent communication, assertiveness and conflict resolution techniques
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anger-management

Anger Management Education Program

Anyone may schedule a free assessment for our Anger Management Education Program. AMEP offers a series of six one-on-one mentoring sessions (including initial assessment) where clients may learn to:

  • define anger
  • investigate personal anger styles
  • strengthen emotional intelligence
  • use non-violent communication, assertiveness and conflict resolution techniques
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batter intervention program

Batter Intervention Program

Domestic violence can effect the whole family. Also known as battering, domestic violence includes both legal and illegal behavior. Some signs of domestic violence include:

  • Physical violence
  • Coercion and Threats
  • Emotional abuse
  • Isolation
  • Using children
  • Minimizing and denying blame

Our program is certified through the Office of the Kansas Attorney General.

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I came in believing that I wasn’t abusive, that it was just a bad situation. With the support of the other men in group and the staff, I realized that I had been abusive and caused my partner fear. I now have the tools and beliefs that help me be a better and safer partner.

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OVM Programs at Hutchinson Correctional Facility (HCF)

inmate visitation

M-2

Match-2 Inmate Visitation

victim offender conferencing

VOC

Victim / Offender Conferencing

prison arts program

PAP

Prison Arts Program

prison inmate visit

Match-2 Inmate Visitation

The M-2 program is a favorite of volunteers because it is a chance to witness to someone who would otherwise see no visitors. Additionally, it’s a very rewarding experience because simple conversation can bring such positive change to an inmate’s outlook. The M2 program is most sought after by volunteers as well as being the most in demand. Over 50 inmates are regularly on the waiting list. Perhaps you too could brighten someone’s day.

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Victim Offender Conferencing

VOC really carries our organization’s namesake, and we take it seriously.  Backed by many decades of research and experience, this program allows victims and offenders the chance to meet in the presence of a trained facilitator. The process allows victims to:

  • share their experiences
  • ask their offenders questions
  • help determine appropriate restitution

This process allows offenders to:

  • demonstrate meaningful accountability
  • apologize to the victim(s)
  • help determine appropriate restitution
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prison-visit-program

Victim Offender Conferencing

VOC really carries our organization’s namesake, and we take it seriously.  Backed by many decades of research and experience, this program allows victims and offenders the chance to meet in the presence of a trained facilitator. The process allows victims to:

  • share their experiences
  • ask their offenders questions
  • help determine appropriate restitution

This process allows offenders to:

  • demonstrate meaningful accountability
  • apologize to the victim(s)
  • help determine appropriate restitution
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prison arts program

Prison Arts Program

For over a decade now we have been working with the male inmate population at HCF to provide opportunities for creative expression and reflection.

Through OVM, volunteers are able to receive training, develop, and lead arts programs inside the maximum, medium, and minimum security facilities at HCF. If you have interest in teaching an arts-related class or workshop, we can organize it to fit your schedule. Please contact us for more information.

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The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

Mahatma Gandhi

The Simple Path
Silence is Prayer
Prayer is Faith
Faith is Love
Love is Service
The Fruit of Service is Peace

Mother Teresa

I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy.

Kahlil Gibran

What else is there to learn about OVM?

OVM has a rich history worth reading about. For many years we have been serving the community by bringing justice and healing to relationships. Our unique approach to restorative justice is explained in further detail on the home page.

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OVM is an interdenominational, church-based agency that emphasizes justice, accountability, caring and reconciliation. Our offices are located in Newton, Kansas and we serve the greater community, including inmates at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility (HCF).

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Our Mission is plain and simple to address the needs of offenders and victims in the community. We have developed and administer programs that work toward bringing restoration, rehabilitation, reconciliation, and hopefully even friendship between offenders and victims.

At the root of our mission is the key understanding that conflict resolution is not the end of relationship but instead the beginning of a journey toward lasting peace.

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