2 Tim 2:9 ".. I suffer hardship even to imprisonment as a criminal; but the word of God is not imprisoned." It is unCUFFED.

2 Tim 2:9 ".. I suffer hardship even to imprisonment as a criminal; but the word of God is not imprisoned." It is unCUFFED.

The 6 Levels of Forgiveness

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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.


Harford County Detention Center

Tim has formed a solid bond with Mountain Christian Church to support our work in Harford. Mountain provides financial support but more importantly volunteers. The Harford County Detention Center is ...

Success & Growth @ The Youth Detention Center

For many years we served our boys in an old decrepit building on the yard of the Baltimore City Jail; it was dirty, unsafe, and overcrowded. We prayed fervently that ...

If God Were Looking at My Life

I have been working with the boys at the Hickey School to help them express themselves through Poetry. The results have been amazing and touching as they share their sadness ...

The Correlation between Addiction & Incarceration

If you follow the news, you may have read about this horrific story on Folly Beach in South Carolina: https://abcnews.go.com/US/suspect-charged-dui-crash-killed-bride-south-carolina/story?id=99267785. A 25 year old young lady, more than three times ...

Books, Bibles & The Word!

Prisons are lonely places. The real punishment of incarceration is the sadness brought on by deprivation of contact with family and friends. You have a great deal of time to ...

Good News but Big Needs

The chart shows the declining rates of serious, violent issues on the Tier where unCUFFED serves at Baltimore City Central Booking. unCUFFED recently heard from the Leadership at Central Booking ...

Koinōnia – Partnership

unCUFFED Ministries is focused on breaking down silos in the community of good works. Project Jumpstart and Associated Builders and Contractors are equipping men with skills to suceed in life. ...

Reentry Rap @ HUM

unCUFFED Ministries is partnering with Helping Up Mission to focus on reentry and restoration as young men return to society. The pandemic triggered a massive decarceration movement in the Maryland ...

We’re Back!

unCUFFED Ministries Bible and Basketball Program Returns to the Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center After a three month hiatus due to Omicron, unCUFFED ministries has been blessed with a return ...

My soul magnifies the Lord

As we walk through the Advent season, consider The Magnicat, which means "My soul magnifies the Lord." It can be found in Luke 1:46-55. Did you know that the public ...

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.