Our Mission is:
Engaging the Christian community to pursue justice and healing in response to crime to the end that offenders are transformed, relationships are reconciled, and communities are restored
Our Vision is:
A reconciling community of restoration for all involved in or affected by crime, thereby proclaiming and demonstrating the redemptive love and transforming power of Jesus Christ for all people
The world’s largest and most extensive criminal justice ministry, Prison Fellowship International (PFI) is a global association of over 100 national Prison Fellowship organisations.
PFI is active in every region of the world with a network of more than 50,000 volunteers worldwide working for the spiritual, moral, social and physical well-being of prisoners, ex-prisoners, their families and victims of crime.
To find out more information about PFI's affiliates, click here.
These national Prison Fellowship organisations are indigenous, volunteer-based and trans-denominational. As a non-governmental organization (NGO), PFI maintains "special consultative status" with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC ) and is an active participant in the UN Alliance of NGOs on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. PFI also works with national governments to bring aid to needy prisoners. Recently, PFI partnered with the Swiss government to distribute millions of dollars worth of medical goods and supplies to prisoners around the world.
PFI provides its affiliates with:
- leadership training
- programme development and consultation
- organisational consultation
- communication and marketing materials
- international representation
- networking opportunities