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Organisations

Action for Prisoners Families
is a membership organisation for those interested in the well being of prisoners' families. 

Adfam
aims to improve the quality of life of families affected by drug and alcohol use.

Barnardo’s
Barnardo’s is a national charity. One aspect of their work is supporting the children of prisoners through research, policy development, awareness raising and family support.

i-HOP
is an England wide one-stop information and advice service for all professionals working with children and families of offenders, including frontline staff from the Criminal Justice System, voluntary sector, education, health, housing and social care, as well as those responsible for strategic development and commissioning.

Jigsaw Visitors’ Centre
is a registered charity that works in partnership with HMP Leeds to manage visitor bookings and offer support to those visiting their loved ones by offering advice, courses, play support and other services to strengthen relationships between prisoners and their families.

Nepacs
Nepacs is a charity working in the north east of England delivering services to prisoners and their families in visitors’ centres, in prisons and in the community.

Ormiston
The Unite Programme works with prisoners and their families to minimise the impact of imprisonment on their children. Services support the continued development of family relationships throughout the sentence, playing a critical role in reducing reoffending.

Pact
is a national charity which supports people affected by imprisonment, providing practical and emotional support to prisoners' children and families, and to prisoners themselves.

Partners of Prisoners and Families Support Group (POPS)
aims to provide a variety of services to support anyone who has a link with someone in prison, prisoners and other agencies. POPS provides assistance to these groups for the purpose of enabling families to cope with the stress of arrest, imprisonment and release.

Prisoners Families and Friends Service
provides support, friendship and advice to the families and friends of anyone sentenced to imprisonment or remanded in custody.

Safe Ground
use the arts to create projects with people inside prison and in community settings to develop new ways of relating to each other. 

Spurgeons
support families in crisis and children affected by the Criminal Justice System with a wide range of support.

Storybook Dads
help to maintain the vital emotional bond between parent and child by enabling imprisoned parents to make bedtime story CDs, DVDs and other educational gifts for their children.

Reports

Building better courts: Lessons from London’s Family and Drug Alcohol Court (FDAC)

Relative Justice:  The experiences and views of family members of people with particular needs in contact with criminal justice