What is De Sluis?
De Sluis is officially called “Diaconale Stichting Gevangenenzorg De Sluis” which means Diaconal Foundation Prisonerscare stelt “The Sluice”. Our aim is to support inmates of Justitieel Complex Zaanstad (JCZ) and ex-inmates in our local area, through practical aid, aid to their families and support upon return in society. Our aid and support is realized through the churches in the area Amsterdam, Haarlem and Zaanstreek-Waterland.
De Sluis works both outside and inside of the JCZ. In that way De Sluis want to make the connection between the needs of prisoners and support network outside of prisons. In this way we aim at helping (ex-)prisoners as well as their families.