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.


Volunteer Focus: Yanet Raesu

Yanet attends Union Church in Columbia. She serves with unCUFFED at the Youth Detention Center in Baltimore city as a mentor and Bible Study leader. She has a heart for ...

Volunteer Focus: ‘Slicen’ Dyson Adams

Dyson attends Church One in Towson and runs his own catering business called Slicen Dyson Smoked Meats. He serves with unCUFFED at the The Baltimore County Detention Center leading a ...

Volunteer Focus: Holly Reed

Holly attends Gathered in Glory Church in Annapolis. She serves with unCUFFED at the The Baltimore County Detention Center as a Mentor and Bible Study Leader. She has a heart ...

Volunteer Focus: Kaneka Brown

Kaneka attends The Father's House of Baltimore and is in a Doctoral Program at the Lancaster Bible College. She serves with unCUFFED at the The Charles Hickey School in the ...

Volunteer Focus: Reid Mitchell

Reid is a Territory Manager for Finch Turf and a member of Hunt Valley Church where he plays the drums in the worship band. Reid serves with unCUFFED at the ...

We Need a Bigger Ladder!

As 2023 comes to end, I am making a strong push to have unCUFFED fully funded through June of 2024. We have many faithful supoorters and the Golf Tournament helped ...

Where Else Would You Rather Be?

These are stock images, as we are not permitted to take photographs inside the facilities, but they accurately reflect the conditions on the Drug & Alcohol Treatment Tier at Central ...

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 ...

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.