A Look Back at 2018 With Prison Fellowship
For the past 42 years, Prison Fellowship® has pursued the vision of our founder Charles Colson: to see all affected by crime reconciled to God, their families, and their communities. The 2018 fiscal year saw incredible advancements to that end. Prison Fellowship programs "touch each part of corrections, including prisoners, families, communities, legislators, and wardens," shares James J. Ackerman, president and chief executive officer of Prison Fellowship. "And there's clear evidence that we're shaping the conversation about criminal justice reform and second chances as never before. These are exciting times."
Exciting times, indeed. Take a look at some of the 2018 fiscal year highlights. You can read the full report here.
IN-PRISON MINISTRY: SHARING THE LIGHT OF JESUS IN DARK PLACES
No person should be without hope, but many behind bars struggle to find it. Prison Fellowship's in-prison programming and events remain firmly committed to our legacy of sharing the Gospel of Jesus.
FAMILY MINISTRY: RESTORING FAMILIES STARTS WITH A GIFT
From its unusual beginnings in an Alabama shopping mall, when Mary Kay Beard, a robber-turned-field director, hung angel tags on a tree, Angel Tree® has been full of surprises.
ADVOCACY: ADVANCING JUSTICE, ADVOCATING FOR CHANGE
Restoring lives and families on a broader scale requires changing the justice system at the state and federal levels. Prison Fellowship's advocacy team has focused on several legislative issues throughout the year.
For the second year, Prison Fellowship celebrated April as Second Chance™ Month. This nationwide movement raises awareness of the barriers faced by people who have paid their debt to society and seeks to remove obstacles to their success.
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