With our organization’s mission of reducing recidivism always in mind, we strive to help men transition from crisis to stability.
SHIELD Ministries provides food, bedding, clothing, shelter, assistance with transportation to health and mental health appointments and assists men with obtaining healthcare along with assistance in obtaining identification.
Munissions Re-entry Software
Centralized and Up-to-Date Data Insights
Detailed Program Progress and Attendance Tracking
Intuitive Client Meeting Documentation
Personalized Reporting and Case Plan Builder
Holistic Risk/Needs Analysis
Comprehensive Assessment Measures
Assessments which puts clients data through an algorithm to predict risk of recidivism
SUBSTANCE USE - This assessment captures a participants’ past and present substance use, as well as the severity of a participants substance use issue(s). This assessment determines whether or not a participant needs substance use treatment i.e., onsite AA meetings or addiction counseling.
MENTAL HEALTH - This assessment captures a participants’ current mental well-being. It provides insight into their past mental health diagnoses, including severity and how strong their mental health currently is. This assessment guides referral recommendations to mental health treatment options.
LIFE STABLIZERS - This assessment provides insight into a participant's education and employment background, as well as current income and financial obligations. This assessment can be used to determine a participants’ job skills, motivation to work and financial responsibility.
SOCIAL/FAMILIAL ISSUES, DIRECT TRAUMA ASSESSMENT: COGNITIVE AND BEHAVORIAL THINKING - These assessments can identify social connections, past traumas and mindset for counseling referrals. In addition, participants are required to participate in cognitive behavioral learning classes and can assist the participant in identifying areas of concentration.
At Shield Ministries, we are dedicated to help men understand and comply to their Probation and legal requirements. We also hold men accountable and responsible while supporting local Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services and the Charleston County Sheriff's office during the men's supervised release.
SHIELD Ministries program rules and regulations are outlined in the application/agreement. These rules include random drug and alcohol testing. Probation Agents are notified in the event of a positive test result. The program is designed to add an additional layer of supervision of the participants.
SHIELD Ministries provides a weekly worship service. Some registered sex offenders are prohibited from attending church services.
Internet accessible devices are required to have internet monitoring and filtering software.
Specialized Treatment is offered by independent Licensed Professional Counselors for both Alcohol and Drug Dependency and Sex Offender treatment (41% of SHIELD Participants were required to register as sex offenders in 2022.) These professionals provide weekly and bi-weekly (2 times per week) counseling services onsite. Many participants are courted ordered into counseling and some are required for drug and alcohol dependency rehabilitation.
SHIELD Ministries assists men with the coordination of Aaron Parks Insurance Agency to enroll in government sponsored health care insurance programs which may cover the cost of a drug and alcohol dependency inpatient rehabilitation program.
Cognitive Behavioral Learning
Men learn how to think, feel, and choose correctly. Men learn how to break thinking patterns that led to their past choices which led to devastation in their outcomes. The men learn how to break cycles and how to create new healthy patterns of thinking.
Classes include: Healing of Damaged Emotions/Healing of Memories, Think, Learn, Succeed, Brain on Porn, Thriving Through Career Readiness, Financial Planning, and Untangling Relationships: A Christian's Perspective on Co-Dependency.
The Workforce Development services includes:
Dr. Caroline Leaf's Think, Learn, and Succeed Book and Workbook: Understanding and Using Your Mind to Thrive at School, the Workplace, and Life.
Thriving for Life career readiness program where men learn how to be assets to their employer through classes and mentorship. Local business owners participate in job panels to help the men understand the characteristics and success factors that employers are seeking in their employees.
Commercial Driver's Training: Men in the Program apply for the CDL Program and are screened to ensure that they meet the qualifications for this 2 step program.
Many men begin on temporary assignments where they have opportunities to secure gainful employment that helps move them from the devastation of their past to a thriving future.
In 2022 SHIELD celebrated
Men begin to learn and apply Biblically based principals in which they learn to value God's creation and take responibility and become accountable for their thoughts and actions.
SHIELD Ministries provides weekly worship services. Many who are in the sex offender population are restricted from attending churches so they are able to worship onsite.
Men go through the Healing from Damaged Emotions and Healing of Memories classes (learning material by Dr. David Seamands along with learning Dr. Caroline Leaf Brain Detox Principles.
Men break through the barriers that keep them from experiencing the relationship of being a child of God, the power and presence of the Holy Spirit, and walking in the Truth of Christ Jesus.