Sr. Van Baalen O.P., PhD, a Dominican Sister and retired Chief Chaplain of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (for 13 years with 28 years of Prison Ministry experience), joins Fr. George Williams, SJ, PhD, in a conversation about how to minister to and accompany correctional staff.

Sister Van Baalen is, first and foremost, a Dominican Sister from Adrian, Michigan. She holds postgraduate degrees from De Paul University, the Jesuit School of Theology in Chicago, and a postgraduate certificate in Public Policy from the University of Southern California. Her interdisciplinary doctorate, with a concentration on philosophy and theology, is from Georgetown University in Washington DC. In addition to formal education, Susan was a prison chaplain and Chaplain Director in the Federal Bureau of Prisons for twenty-eight years.

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