Boone County Sheriff
Boone County Sheriff's Department and Jail
2121 County Dr.
Columbia, MO 65201
Office (573) 875-1111
Fax (573) 874-8953
Fill out and return the Volunteer Application to the Boone County Jail using the mailing instructions located at the top of the form.
Community Volunteers who have been cleared via criminal background checks provide a weekly program for those wishing to participate in Alcoholics Anonymous. This program is identical to any program nationwide and inmates pending release are referred to existing chapters they can attend upon release. Program participation is dependent upon any possible "no-contacts" between offenders housed in the facility and is also limited by the number of spaces available in our inmate program space.
Community Volunteers who have completed an extensive background check provide a weekly program for those wishing to participate in Narcotics Anonymous. This program, like Alcoholics Anonymous, is identical to programs nation-wide and offenders anticipating release can be referred to chapters available to the general public. Program participation is only restricted to possible "no-contacts" between current offenders and class size.
The Boone County Jail is serviced by the local Inter-Faith Council, an association of numerous denominations in and around the Boone County area that provide a "non-denominational" message of faith to our offender population in the form of organized services on Sunday. There are two scheduled programs for the males and one for the females each Sunday. In addition to these organized services, an organized Bible study group that services men and women on alternating Saturdays is available. As with our offender programming, attendance is restricted upon existence of "no-contact" status and the number of offenders allowed in the program area at one time.
Due to the volatile transient nature of our jail population, organized educational classes do not exist in the Boone County Jail. We do however, cooperate with the local Public School System and allow access to materials for those offenders who are assured of graduation. We also allow study for GED testing on a limited and pre-approved basis.