Displaying items by tag: People in or leaving prison
This directory is an online database that allows you to search for voluntary and community organisations that work with offenders and their families in England and Wales. Organisations can be searched for through the location a person is in, the name of the organisation, a list of all organisations and there is also a general search. Listing and registering your organisation's details is free.
Inside Time is designed to help individuals in prison, their friends and family members and anyone working in a prison related industry or service. With the strap line ‘the national newspaper for prisoners’ the website has been designed with input from former prisoners. It includes information supplied directly by each prison and the respective organisations, including information on prison visits and regimes.
Promotes greater access to financial services for people who have been in prison.
User-voice is a charity run by service users of the criminal justice system. User-voice gives individuals who have been convicted of offending a voice and believe the only way to effectively engage with people convicted of offending is through a service user-led and delivered organisation. The organisation provides three types of services to stop ‘re-offending’: programmes which have proven to give a platform to service-users; bespoke consultancy to engage users; and advocacy. User-voice sees the only way to stopping ‘re-offending’ is by involving users of the criminal justice system in the decision making process.
Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) is a coalition of four national charities – Clinks, DrugScope, Homeless Link and Mind – formed to influence policy and services for adults with multiple needs and exclusions. Together the charities represent over 1600 frontline organisations working in the criminal justice, drug and drug treatment, homelessness and mental health sectors
Provides support and advice in prisons and in the community
Evaluation of the Family Pathfinders’ Programme, which pilots new ways of multi-agency working to support families with complex problems such as poverty, domestic abuse, poor mental health and substance misuse. The emerging findings of this programme provide practical examples of how local authorities can restructure service provision and develop new new working practices in response to the challenge of improving outcomes for these families.
The research explores the views and perspectives of family members of substance users on the relationship between alcohol, drugs and domestic abuse. It highlights the need for support and resources of family members and makes recommendations for policy and practice.
Paper summarising the evidence from research about domestic violence perpetrator programmes, which are multi-agencies interventions aimed at providing a 'safe and meaningful' opportunity for domestic violence perpetrators to stop being violent. This briefing examines and assesses the existing evidence of the effectiveness of both criminal justice based programmes (usually run by probation or prison staff) as well as community based programmes.
This research shows the widespread disadvantage and unstable lives endured by children and young people serving time in custody. It found that more than a quarter had been in care, 20% had self-harmed, 11% had attempted suicide, and 12% had been bereaved, losing either a parent or sibling. More than half came from deprived backgrounds and a similar proportion had run away from home at some point. It also found that around three-quarters had absent fathers, while a third had experienced their mother's absence.