Each Christmas, our offices are pressed to the limit with gifts to be delivered to children of prisoners throughout Australia. These gifts are given on behalf of the incarcerated parent, to help maintain family relationships in spite of difficult times. Many children feel abandoned when a parent goes to prison, which can lead to negative changes in behavior. One parent said about her children visiting their father, “I didn’t know if it was the right thing to do, taking them into that environment. I don’t want them to follow their father’s example and to think that’s normal…” Receiving a gift from their father gives a glimmer of hope that Dad still cares.
Camp for Kids
A week-long annual camping program that occurs in most Australian States. Partnership with Scripture Union and various campsites throughout Australia.
Change on the Inside
6-session character development course.
Sycamore Tree Project
The Sycamore Tree Project helps repair the harm caused by crime by bringing together victims and prisoners to discuss issues related to crime and its consequences.
T24 – Post Release Support
Pre-release visiting, transport assistance upon release, practical assistance and post-release visiting/mentoring for prisoners who are exiting the prison system
The Prisoner’s Journey
The Prisoner’s Journey is a transformational, evangelism and discipleship program that challenges prisoners to learn for themselves who Jesus said he is, why he came to earth, and what he calls them to do.
Visiting in Prison
Trained volunteers/chaplains visiting prisons and engaging with prisoners every day across Australia.
Week of Prayer
The Annual Week of Prayer can be observed at any time during the year. The week is designed as a special occasion for Prison Fellowship to communicate and connect with churches and the community in order to focus on ministry among prisoners, ex-prisoners, the families of prisoners, and victims of crime.
- Prisons Visited: 70
- Prisoners Served: 10,670
- Children of Prisoners Served: 6,621
- Churches Engaged: 523
- Paid Staff: 20
- Volunteers: 965