About Us

The PPCA was organized to

  • secure unity of action and programs in religious services in all correctional facilities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • elevate the standards of religious programs in our penal institutions
  • improve the effectiveness of Chaplains
  • maintain the spirit and harmony and cooperation between Chaplains and Superintendents (Wardens)
  • work in cooperation with the PA DOC and PA Prison Warden’s Association in the development and delivery of pastoral care and religious services
  • serve in an interpretive and advocacy role for prison chaplaincy in PA
  • provide a forum for fellowship and support among correctional Chaplains.