TAKE A STAND FOR JUSTICE THAT RESTORES
The United States locks up more of its citizens than any other nation. Our over-reliance on incarceration fails to make us safer or restore the people and communities who have been harmed. Our misguided response to crime has pervasive, devastating, and long-lasting consequences for individuals and American society at large. Followers of Christ have a unique responsibility and capacity to address this crisis. Grounded in biblical values, the Justice Declaration is a call to the Church to deploy its unique and unparalleled capacity to respond to crime and over-incarceration.
SECOND CHANCE MONTH
Every person has dignity and potential. But one in four American adults has a criminal record, which limits their access to education, jobs, housing, and other things they need to reach that potential. Join with Prison Fellowship in celebrating "Second Chance Month" in April! Together we can unlock brighter futures for 65 million Americans who have repaid their debt to society.
SUPPORT PRISON FELLOWSHIP IN YOUR STATE
JOIN PRISON FELLOWSHIP IN ADVOCATING FOR FEDERAL REFORMS
Prison Fellowship has been active on Capitol Hill for decades, lobbying the Administration and Congress to support groundbreaking reforms to make communities safer, respect victims, and transform lives. No matter what state you call home, you can be part of our federal justice reform campaigns!
DO YOU HAVE A STORY TO TELL?
Whether you're an advocate, or someone struggling within the criminal justice system, we want to hear from you about the impact these issues and legislation have had on your life.
WHAT IS JUSTICE THAT RESTORES?
A restorative approach to crime and incarceration recognizes the dignity and value of all human life. By promoting accountability for those responsible for crime, encouraging the participation of victims in the restorative process, and cultivating community engagement, justice is promoted and communities are restored.
PRISON FELLOWSHIP'S HISTORY WITH JUSTICE REFORM
Over the past four decades, Prison Fellowship has worked with members of Congress to pass groundbreaking legislation that makes the criminal justice system more restorative, including: the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (2000), the Prison Rape Elimination Act (2003), the Second Chance Act (2008), the Fair Sentencing Act (2010), the establishment of the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections (2014), and the Second Chance Month resolution (2017).