Useful Links

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Action for Prisoners’ Families

Action for Prisoners’ Families promotes the just treatment of prisoners’ families by the prison system and society. It encourages the development of, and acts as a voice for, organisations providing support to these families.

Alpha for Prisons

Alpha for Prisons was launched in response to demand from inmates, who wanted to undertake the Alpha Course, a 15-session practical introduction to the Christian faith, designed primarily for non-churchgoers and new Christians. It is now registered in 80% of prisons in the UK as well as running in the prisons of more than 73 countries on all continents.

Betel

Betel of Britain is a group of caring, not-for-profit Christian communities in the heart of the UK dedicated to restoring homeless and long-term unemployed people to healthy, independent lifestyles. They train men and women in a wide range of life and employment skills, enabling them to rebuild a strong work ethic. All of their residences are drug- and alcohol-free and totally free of charge. They offer the opportunity of restoration to all persons who seek our help. They work closely with local authorities, the Police & Probation services and prisons nationwide to provide assistance for the neediest individuals in society that they may not otherwise receive.

Caring for Ex-Offenders

Caring for Ex-Offenders began as a result of the growth of the Alpha course in prisons all over the UK. Its aim is to help reduce the re-offending rate by re-integrating ex-offenders into society through the local church. It aims to do this by providing ex-offenders with a person to meet them at the prison gate upon release, basic provisions (clothing, food), accommodation, work, and pastoral support through integration into the life of the church.

Centre for Crime and Justice Studies

CCJS is an independent charity that informs and educates about all aspects of crime and the criminal justice system.

Centre for Justice and Reconciliation

PFI’s Centre for Justice and Reconciliation (CJR) serves as a resource to its national affiliates by locating information, collaborating on projects, developing programmes, and building communication channels among them.

Centre for Social Justice

The Centre for Social Justice is an independet think tank established by Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP in 2004 to seek effectice solutions to the poverty that blight parts of Britain.

Christianity Explored Ministries

Christianity Explored Ministries helps people meet Jesus in the pages of Scripture and has developed the popular course Christianity Explored course into a ‘Prison Edition’.

Christmas Letters to Prisoners

Volunteers hand write letters (copied from specimen letters) which are then sent to prisoners ready for Christmas morning. The aim of these letters is to make clear the real message and purpose of Christmas – the coming into the world of the Lord Jesus Christ to become saviour of men and women.

Churches’ Criminal Justice Forum

The Churches’ Criminal Justice Forum seeks to uphold Christian values in the field of criminal justice, to promote awareness of criminal justice issues in the churches and to make representations to government on behalf of the churches. It advocates the use of restorative justice, supports Christians working in the criminal justice system, and promotes community projects to reduce offending. CCJF is a network of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland.

Clinks

Clinks supports and develops the work that voluntary organisations (undertake within the Criminal Justice system, believing that a strong voluntary sector is crucial to reducing offending and building safer communities.

Cops and Robbers

Cops and Robbers share their stories and how Jesus Christ has changed their lives.

Daylight Christian Prison Trust

Daylight seeks to see prisoners’ lives transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ by partnering with churches, individuals and trusts to provide spiritual and practical support to offenders both inside and outside of prison.

Emmaus UK

Emmaus Communities offer homeless people a home, work and the chance to rebuild their lives in a supportive environment. There are currently 20 Communities around the UK and several more in development.

Facebook – Prison Fellowship

Join our Prison Fellowship profile on Facebook.

Forgiveness Ministries

A website set up by a couple after their son was murdered. Their hope is to help others see the power of forgiveness.

IMPACT (In Mersyside Police and Church Together)

IMPACT is a prayer-based initiative to bring Merseyside Police together with the Church, offering prayerful support in the fight against crime.

Kainos community

Kainos Community is a Christian charity that has been operating in prisons in the UK for the past 10 years. We deliver ‘challenge to change’ programmes which are aimed at reducing re-offending. The interventions are delivered within a community setting, providing an environment for prisoners to address their offending behaviour through course work, community living, team building, social interaction and ongoing individual assessment.

Langley House Trust

We provide resettlement accommodation for ex-offenders and for the disadvantaged homeless and offer a range of care, support and supervision services tailored to meet individual needs in the areas of mental or personality disorder, learning disability, substance misuse and behavioural problems.

Ministry of Justice

The Ministry of Justice holds responsibility for probation, prisons and preventing re-offending moved from the Home Office to the new Ministry of Justice.

NACRO

Nacro, the crime reduction charity, seeks to make society safer by finding practical solutions to reducing crime. With more than 200 projects across England and Wales, it works to give ex-offenders, disadvantaged people and deprived communities the help they need to build a better future.

National Offender Management Service

NOMS is the system through which we commission and provide the highest quality correctional services and interventions in order to protect the public and reduce re-offending.

PACT

The Prison Advice & Care Trust is a charity which supports people affected by imprisonment. They provide practical support to prisoners’ children and families, and to prisoners themselves.  Working at a number of prisons across the UK, they run family-friendly visitors’ centres outside prisons, children’s play services in prison visits halls, and more.

Prison Fellowship International

The world’s largest and most extensive criminal justice ministry, Prison Fellowship International (PFI) is a global association of over 100 national Prison Fellowship organisations.

Prisoners’ Families Helpline

Prisoners’ Families Helpline offers advice and assistance to the families of prisoners through its freephone number.

Prison Reform Trust

The work of the Prison Reform Trust is aimed at creating a just, humane and effective penal system. It does this by inquiring into the workings of the system, informing prisoners, staff, and the wider public, and influencing Parliament, government and officials towards reform. PRT produces the comprehensive Bromley Briefing factfile, available via the website.

Prison Service

The website of HM Prison Service details the work carried out in prisons in England and Wales and has information about individual prisons, of value to visitors (this site provides many other useful links).

Prisons Week

Prisons Week prepares prayer literature to enable the Christian community, through individuals and churches, to pray for the needs of prisoners, their families, victims of crime and the many people who are involved in caring for prisoners.

Probation Service

The National Probation Service, and their colleagues in other organisations who support their work, are committed to minimising the impact of crime on communities.  They are actively committed to rehabilitate offenders given community sentences and those released from prison; to enforce the conditions of their court orders and release licences and to take whatever steps in their power to protect the public.

Reflex

Reflext has been developed by YFC to engage with young offenders and marginalised young people, tacking issues relevant to them through challenging and stimulating activities.  Reflex programmes offer space for young offenders to express themselves positively and use creativity to reflect on life choices. Programmes also challenge anti-social attitudes and help redefine boundaries of acceptable behaviour.

Restorative Justice Consortium

The Consortium promotes restorative justice for the public benefit as a means of resolving conflict and promoting reconciliation.

Time For Change Ministries

Being in prison can be a time for change! Time For Change Ministries provides resources to help prisoners know Christ and follow him.

Twitter

Follow Prison Fellowship on Twitter

UCB

UCB is a Christian media ministry within the UK and Ireland formed to promote the good news of the Kingdom of God. We strive for excellence and integrity in communicating the reality of life in Jesus Christ in all that we do. We prayerfully and faithfully serve God, and will testify to people’s lives being changed for good.

Victim Support

Victim Support helps people cope with the effects of crime, providing free and confidential support and information to help deal with the experience. It also works to promote and advance the rights of victims and witnesses.

Why Me?

Why Me is an organisation which has been set up by, and for, victims of crime who have benefited from their experience of Restorative Justice (where victims and offenders meet face to face).

Youth Justice Board

The YJB oversees the youth justice system in England and Wales. It works to prevent offending and re-offending by children and young people under the age of 18, and to ensure that custody for them is safe, secure, and addresses the causes of their offending behaviour.