Useful Links

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Action for Prisoners’ Families

Action for Prisoners’ Families (Part of Family Lives) 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 UK is an independent Christian charity for men, women and families affected by drug and alcohol addiction and homelessness. Through work, well-being and worship, they restore broken lives.

Caring for Ex-Offenders

CFEO connects someone coming out of prison with a local church community in order to better assist that person’s resettlement into society.

Centre for Crime and Justice Studies

The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies is an independent educational charity that advances public understanding of crime, criminal justice and social harm. They work to inspire social justice solutions to the problems society faces, so that many responses that criminalise and punish are no longer required.

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’.

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.

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 supports people to work their way out of homelessness, providing meaningful work as well as a stable home for as long as someone needs it.

Facebook – Prison Fellowship

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Kainos community

Kainos helps men in prison turn away from offending. We also support men in the community following release with through the gate mentoring and a new community programme, Pathways to Change run in partnership with Langley House Trust.

Langley House Trust

The Langley House Trust works with those who are at risk of offending or have offended, establishing positive foundations so that they can lead crime-free lives and become contributors to society.

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 works with a broad range of young people and adults across our education, resettlement and rehabilitation, health and wellbeing, and housing services.

Her Majesty’s Prison & Probation Service

HMPPS carry out sentences given by the courts, in custody and the community, and rehabilitate people through education and employment.

PACT

The Prison Advice & Care Trust is a national charity that provides support to prisoners, people with convictions, and their families through a range of services, including: Prison-based family engagement workers, Prison visitors’ centres, In- prison visitor support, supervised play, catering and enhanced family activities, Prison and community based relationship and parenting education programmes, and Court and community family support.

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

Reflex exists to empower children, young people and young adults to break the cycle of offending and reoffending. Working in 5 regions, they equip them with the skills, character and confidence to realise their full potential.

Restorative Justice Consortium

The RJC is the independent third sector membership body for the field of restorative practice. It provides quality assurance and a national voice advocating the widespread use of all forms of restorative practice, including restorative justice. The RJC’s vision is of a society where high quality restorative practice is available to all.

Time For Change Ministries

Time For Change Ministries provides resources to help prisoners know Christ and follow him.

Twitter

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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 work towards a world where people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need and the respect they deserve. They help people feel safer and find the strength to move beyond crime.

Why Me?

Why me? champions the cause for greater access for victims of crime to Restorative Justice throughout England and Wales.

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.