Justice Reform Resources

Crime affects everyone. With nearly 1 in 4 adults in the United States having some sort of criminal conviction, odds are you know somebody who has been convicted of a crime, or suffered as a result of someone else's offense. And we all are paying more and more to lock men and women up for their offenses. Yet, with all the emphasis on incarceration, recidivism rates remain extremely high, as those who eventually leave prison struggle to reintegrate into society.

Prison Fellowship seeks to change our criminal justice system at every level so that it respects the inherent dignity of every person. We promote policies that help to create safer communities, that respect those who have been harmed by crime, and that bring about true transformation in the lives of those who have been responsible for crime.

THINK YOU KNOW ABOUT THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM?

Prison Fellowship recently visited Washington, DC, to ask people in front of the Supreme Court building some general questions about the criminal justice system, and to get their thoughts on how to best reform it.

FAITH LEADERS ON HOW TO SUPPORT JUSTICE REFORM

Prison Fellowship brings together faith leaders from different locations and backgrounds to discuss the justice system, government, and how Christians should engage with public policy.

LEARN HOW TO BE AN EFFECTIVE ADVOCATE

Hear tips and recommendations from various members of Congress on how you can effectively communicate your views on criminal justice reform.

ADVOCACY RESOURCES IN YOUR STATE

ADVOCATE TRAINING RESOURCES

If you share Prison Fellowship’s vision for justice that restores, you can deepen your engagement as an advocate using these resources designed to equip you to spread the word in your community and to influence your elected officials.

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE ISSUES

Informative overviews about major criminal justice topics, including Prison Fellowship's position on each issue and relevant advocacy accomplishments. Under some topics, you will also find links to more in-depth Prison Fellowship resources, such as briefs, white papers, and testimony.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRENDS

Read Prison Fellowship's general primer on criminal justice issues, featuring statistics and suggested legislation guidelines.

Conditions of Incarceration
Community Corrections
Juvenile Justice

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WHAT IS GOD'S VISION FOR JUSTICE?

God calls His people to seek justice. But given the complexities of our criminal justice system, how can followers of Jesus have a clear understanding of criminal justice issues and take action to promote peace and restoration?

To that end, Prison Fellowship is excited to release the Outrageous Justice small-group curriculum, designed to awaken Christians to the need for justice that restores.

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ADVOCATE FOR JUSTICE THAT RESTORES

If you share our vision for a justice system that restores all those impacted by crime and incarceration, join our growing network of advocates. Together we can inspire the Church, change the culture, and advance justice reform.