In 1996, Prison Fellowship International launched the Centre for Justice & Reconciliation to serve as its knowledge center on justice and reconciliation. The Centre very quickly began to help Prison Fellowship affiliates address the injustices they continually encounter in their criminal justice and prison systems. Nearly twenty years later the Centre has a track record of accomplishments that provides a foundation for its next twenty years. The purpose of this case statement is to introduce the Centre to people who share our commitment to pursue justice and reconciliation and who may wish to join with us in that effort.
The Centre helps PFI and its national affiliates advance biblical principles of justice and reconciliation in the criminal justice system. Convinced that restorative justice is an important contemporary expression of those
principles, PFI has given the Centre the following mission:
To develop and promote restorative justice in criminal justice systems around the world.