Every January, lawmakers gather to do the work of creating law. Prison Fellowship staff, Justice Ambassadors, and grassroots advocates come alongside them to be a voice for justice that restores in states across the nation.
The Commonwealth’s 2022 Legislative Session has a unique opportunity for bipartisanship in criminal justice reform.
The NonProfit Times names Prison Fellowship as one of the Top 50 Best Nonprofits to Work for in the United States.
So, you’re excited for that new job. You’ve got the qualifications. It’s all coming together—until one thing makes the opportunity fall apart.
When people talk about prisoners being responsible, it’s usually in the negative sense of culpability. But in the Prison Fellowship Academy, every participant has positive responsibilities, like fulfilling their program commitments and supporting their Academy classmates. And that changes everything.
Every December, Angel Tree Volunteers deliver Christmas gifts to children on behalf of their incarcerated parents. You never really know who is going to answer when you knock on a stranger’s door, but Angel Tree volunteers know to just roll with it and let God lead.
Ruby Payne couldn’t have expected what happened two days before last December’s Angel Tree® event. But together, they rose above the challenges to share hope and grace.
'I fell in love with [volunteering] right away, because there were people in there who needed me. A chance to make a difference—that's what I've been praying for my whole life.'
Celebrate the first Prison Fellowship Academy graduation with the men from cellblock 350B.
Standing up to "soft on crime" rhetoric, Virginia is working to improve the way we respond to crime in the Commonwealth.
"The church just really loved me and took care of me. They were there to help me and didn't hold anything back."
A little boy approached James Browning at an Angel Tree® party to ask if he too could have a gift. This child had tagged along with some friends, but unlike the other children, his parents were not incarcerated.
"We could not refuse him and gave him a gift," James says.