JFA-PFE’s advocacy interventions focuses on restoring systemic issues including legal, policy and institutional limitations. FA-PFE has strategically aligned itself in the area of advocacy through conducting various activities. These activities include the development and amendment of laws, policies, procedures, guidelines, tools and manuals. JFA-PFE uses advocacy and policy dialogues to identify gaps in numerous legal instruments that guides the work of the justice sector and putting forth recommendations to review and improve these malfunctions, outdated policies, procedures and regulations as well as the development of new legal instruments.


PFE partners with Evangelical Churches Fellowship of Ethiopia which is the umbrella for all Evangelical Churches throughout the Country – to deliver chaplaincy services.

Children Sponsorship

Children whose bread-winning parents are imprisoned are the most vulnerable, and in great challenge to access school, health, nutrition and their other basic needs which they require to grow and lead a decent life.

Empowering of Women and Children

Violence against women is a worldwide phenomenon with its long-term devastating effects on women’s physical and mental health. PFE has 7 different campaign and forum discussion programs within this.

Holistic Support

JFA-PFE’s service delivery mainly focuses on improving access to services and resources for the full-fledged fulfilment of human rights by providing basic needs like clothing, hygiene supplies, books, laboratory tools and sport materials for prisoners.

Life Skills Training

JFA-PFE aims to increase the conceptual and practical capacity of top justice sectors and other executive and judiciary officials through trainings and workshops. JFA-PFE aims to increase the conceptual and practical capacity of top justice sectors and other executive and judiciary officials through trainings and workshops. We believe in personal and institutional change which contributes to improved service delivery for the enhancement of the protection of human rights, good governance, rule of law and peace. Due to low awareness and skills, justice sectors are exposed to possible human rights violation. Therefore, JFA-PFE is determined to continue building the capacity of duty bearers to ensure an effective justice system, guarantee the supremacy of the law and maintain full respect of human rights. Our trainings focuses on human rights, case flow management, and prisoners’ right for police officers, judges, prosecutors and prison officials. We also conduct trainings on ethics, anti-corruption and exercise of special rights such as pardon, bail and parole. JPA-PFE also organizes campaigns against harmful traditional practices by creating awareness of women’s legal and human rights, establishing and supporting gender-based violence (GBV) service providers, who are ready to report any cases. As such, there are some work we do in the areas of gender justice.

Peace Building and Conflict Management

Conflict Management and Peace Building is another pillar of JFA-PFE’s program with an objective to enhance conflict Management and peace building practice through the creation of public communication and participation platforms.

Country Stats

  • Prisons Visited: 100
  • Prisoners Served: 4,600
  • Children of Prisoners Served: 90
  • Churches Engaged: 60
  • Paid Stuff: 141
  • Volunteers: 200

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