Learn more about Prison Fellowship programmes and projects
Programme Partnerships are agreements between Prison Fellowship International and Prison Fellowship national ministries to deliver programmes in their countries.
The Programme Partnership places more requirements on both Prison Fellowship International and the partner national ministry than does the affiliate structure alone. We enter into partnerships only after carefully defining three things:
1. Impact: Is the outcome clear and important?
2. Scalability: Can the programme be replicated throughout the country?
3. Sustainability: Will both Prison Fellowship International and the partner national ministry be able to raise the necessary resources to maintain and expand the programme?
The Children of Prisoners Programme rescues, rebuilds, and restores the lives of poor and vulnerable children of prisoners by providing assistance in the areas of safety, health care, education, and spiritual resiliency.
More than 14 million children around the world have lost one or both parents to prison. One million live in poverty in hard-to-reach communities, and are in danger of slavery, sex-trafficking, and violence. No child should have to live this way. That's why we've made it our mission to rescue, restore, and rebuild the lives of these innocent children. The Children of Prisoners Programme is one of three Programme Partnerships partnership between Prison Fellowship International and Prison Fellowship national ministries.
The Sycamore Tree Project: Justice and Peace helps repair the harm caused by crime by bringing together victims and prisoners to discuss issues related to crime and its consequences.
This programme can have profound effects on both victims and offenders. Using a curriculum, prepared by Prison Fellowship International and based on the Book of Luke, a facilitator leads participants to consider concepts of responsibility, confession, repentance, forgiveness, amends, and reconciliation in the context of crime and justice. Offenders confront—many for the first time—the harm their actions have had on other people. And many victims have reported receiving a measure of healing. Studies have shown that offenders who go through the Sycamore Tree Project (STP) have significant changes in attitudes that make it less likely they will reoffend once released.