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 on people who have committed offences, on families and on communities.



 "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

  • Watch our new animation!

    Find out more about our brand new animation, co-created with children and young people who have been affected by the imprisonment of a parent or close family member. Read more

  • London Housing Foundation supports Pact

    The London Housing Foundation has awarded Pact £88,000 to expand our peer support scheme. Read more

Events

  • Sponsor our Marathon Runners!

    We would like to say a huge well done to all of the brave runners who completed the 26.2 mile course over the weekend! It's not too late for you show your support and sponsor a Pact runner. Read more

  • Sir Harold Hood Memorial Lecture & Symposium 2017

    Is Relationship Education a key ingredient to successful Prison Safety and Reform? Read more