The Order has a long tradition of working with prisoners, ex-offenders and their families around the world. It works in locations as diverse as Malta, Panama, Lebanon, Romania, Singapore, Indonesia, the United States and Brazil. The Global Fund for Forgotten People supports many of the Order’s works with prisoners and their families around the world.

It is estimated that more than 10 million people are held in prisons around the world. The consequences are far-reaching, affecting families, mental and physical health, employment prospects and finances. While there is increasing awareness of the importance of rehabilitation and support for prisoners, both during their sentence and after, the impact on their families, and in particular their children, is often overlooked.