The Office of the Sheriff is fortunate to have a full-time Chaplain to assist victims
of violent crime and other traumatic events in the community. The Chaplain also provides confidential
support, crisis intervention and referral resources to staff and their families. The Chaplain’s
work is challenging and highly mobile as he often responds to the scene of the crisis, homes, workplaces, and
hospitals on a 24-hour basis.
The current program also trains a Clergy Response Team, an ecumenical group of clergy volunteers, who help provide on-call assistance to state and local law enforcement by providing professional and competent care to bereaved families and emergency responders in the aftermath of tragedy.
Some of the services offered by the Chaplain include:
Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries
P.O. Box 11802
Winston-Salem, NC 27116