Who we are

The Prison Advice and Care Trust (Pact) is a national charity that provides support to prisoners, people with convictions, and their families. We support people to make a fresh start, and minimise the harm that can be caused by imprisonment to people who have committed offences, to families and to communities.

What we do:

  • Build stronger families and safer communities.
  • Reduce risk of harm to prisoners and their children.
  • Remove barriers and increase awareness in public services.
  • Influence commissioning, policy and legislation.

 "Pact is the major Catholic charity providing support for prisoners and their families, working in most prisons across England and Wales. This work is a direct expression of our discipleship and a very concrete expression of our desire to serve the Lord in those who are most vulnerable."

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Pact's President

Our Impact

Every year we support thousands of prisoners and their families to make a fresh start. Click here to find out more about how we change lives.

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Advocacy

We act as an advocate for the people we serve, through building the evidence base of outcomes from our work, and through constructive dialogue with commissioners and government officials.

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CURRENT PRISON POPULATION IN ENGLAND & WALES


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CHILDREN WITH A PARENT IN PRISON TONIGHT

David's Story

For many fathers in prison, being a parent is the only part of their identity that they view positively, and this responsibility can be the one thing that gives them the hope and determination to stay on the right path. Read here how David worked with Pact to maintain a positive relationship with his daughter during his time in prison.

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Latest News

Events

  • Book Your Place: Pact 120th Anniversary AGM

    Book your free place and join us for our special 120th anniversary AGM where you'll hear from Prison Service and Police top brass, and from prisoners' families Read more

  • Volunteer Open Day at HMP Wormwood Scrubs

    Looking to volunteer to support prisoners and their families? Want to know more? Come to our open day! Read more