Building Relationships to earn Trust so we can speak Truth

Building Relationships to earn Trust so we can speak Truth

The Why

When youth are charged as adults in the criminal justice system, unCUFFED staff and volunteers get to know them. We work with detention facilities, businesses, and parents to help youth who are being held in adult facilities transition to the next stage of life. By spending time with these youth and building enduring relationships, unCUFFED seeks the privilege to guide their perspective, show God’s love, and prepare them with skills for an uncertain future. Our goal is to help youth mature, show the community how to help, and work to reduce repeat offenders.

unCUFFED Golf Tournament

June 3, 2019 at 1:00 pm


An Execution, 19 shootings and 6 losses

Yesterday was a sobering day. News of the death of Tyron Davis reached us early in the day. He was the 18-year-old who was shot in the parking lot of ...

Water of Life

When I “retired” from the pastorate in 2014 I wasn’t quite sure what might lie ahead by way of continued ministry to and with others. Among other opportunities that have ...

Open Doors

Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 As 2019 winds down unCUFFED has much ...

“This is my beloved Son..”

I could not have said this any better. An excerpt from Earl Hipp’s Man-Making blog: “An engaged and loving father is the most powerful man-making force on the planet. The ...

unCUFFED’s Time of Need

Hebrews 13:3 ‘Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.” In December ...

Why I Work with unCUFFED

 Thirty years ago, I met a woman named Raine Mullen who changed the trajectory of my life. I was working in East Baltimore at a Christian Community Center and learning ...

“Preach the Gospel at all times. Use words if necessary.” -Francis of Assisi?

This very popular Christian quote has been attributed over the years to theologian Francis of Assisi but he never said it. As the linked article states, "it is intended to ...

unCUFFED’s Golf Tournament and the Power of Giving

When Danny Reedy, unCUFFED board member, first suggested and chaired the ministry’s annual golf tournament back in 2016, he faced a challenge. With only six months to plan and business ...

First Impressions

Going into Hickey School for the first time, I had no idea what to expect. I had never been inside a correctional facility before, so I was nervous and full ...

Continued Connections

            “This is Prince from Towson. I know this letter is coming out of the blue. But I wanted to make sure you knew I am more than grateful for ...

Our Services

Many boys and girls in Maryland live in turmoil. In their homes, they experience poverty, hunger, abuse, and familial strife. Some do not have a home at all. In their schools, they feel distracted, frustrated, worthless, and unappreciated. On their streets, they witness derelict buildings, record-breaking crime, trauma, and death. The daily challenges they face leave these kids feeling trapped in an existence that holds no promise, no future and no hope. This mindset leads them down dangerous paths, which often leads to incarceration or death.

This is where unCUFFED Ministries comes in, to form relationships with these boys and girls to show them an alternate path that changes their narrative leading to redemption, hope and the love of Jesus Christ.



One-to-One mentoring connects youth in the facility with adults who are committed to walking alongside them.


Bible Study

A deeper dive into Biblical Truth applicable to the lives of these boys and girls.



The Transitions and Impending Classes are designed to offer various life skills training that will assist the youth wherever their next step may be.



Tutors are provided according to recommendations by the facility’s school program and matched to the boys and girls who are working to continue their education while incarcerated.


Creative Arts

We believe that Art can be transformative. Our Creative Arts Class teaches basic art techniques and processes to offer the youth a constructive and creative outlet.



S.E.L.F. (Safety, Emotions, Loss & Future) allows young adults to address the problems and the effects of exposure to violence or trauma in their lives.

Our Locations

unCUFFED staff and volunteers work in over 10 city and county detention facilities across Maryland. Click on a location below to learn more about the facility, including information about how to visit an inmate, send money or directions to the location.