May 3, 2018 -- “The Sheriff’s Office owes a debt of gratitude to all of our talented, dedicated and compassionate volunteers who provide inmate programming,” said Fairfax County Sheriff Stacey Kincaid at an annual recognition luncheon. “You give the men and women in our jail purpose and hope, and with that comes self-awareness and a new sense of respect for others. Our shared goal is to help inmates return to our community safe, healthy and productive.”
Adult Detention Center volunteers are affiliated primarily with OAR Fairfax, Fairfax County Public Schools, the ADC Chaplain’s Office and the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board. Others come independently with specialized programs, such as yoga and art. All volunteers are carefully screened and trained before they receive credentials to enter the facility.
ADC Chaplain Victor Ransom presented to Sheriff Kincaid and the assembled group the volunteer of the year, Deacon Jose Lopez. “Making an impact in the lives of people is directly related to availability,” said Ransom. “A person who consistently shows up will make a difference simply by his or her presence.” Ransom said Lopez started coming to the ADC 28 years ago to teach and prepare inmates to advance in their faith. “He continues to be a model of kind, dependable, faithful and consistent service.”
If you are interested in volunteering with inmates, please review our different opportunities and apply through Fairfax County’s Volunteer Management System.