The Centre for Prison Chaplaincy Studies focuses on academic research, education and training on issues relevant for the work of prison chaplains. The Centre wants to be a place of reflection with an interdisciplinary and ecumenical approach, and in close collaboration with people working in or for the field pastoral prison care.

The Centre for Prison Chaplaincy Studies (CPCS) is an initiative of the Tilburg School of Catholic Theology and the Tilburg Law School at Tilburg University (TiU), and the Protestant Theological University. The Centre has been established in close collaboration with the Protestant and Catholic Prison Chaplaincy in the Netherlands.



On the 24th and 25th of April the annual study days of Roman Catholic justice pastors will be held in Vught. The theme is hope in the prison. On the 24th of April Theo de Wit will give a lecture in which he explores the theme philosophically.

On the 9th and 10th of April the annual study days of the Protestant justice priests will be held in Garderen. The theme is the freedom of Christian people. On Protestant theology in pastoral care. On the 10th of April Reijer de Vries will give a lecture with the title: “Does confession helps with repentance? About the relative value of a confessional ritual in the pastoral ministry. (The study days are private meetings.)