We are Pact

Pact is a pioneering national charity that supports prisoners, people with convictions, and their children and families. We provide caring and life changing services at every stage of the criminal justice process: in court, in prison, on release, and in the community.

Pact’s vision is of a society in which justice is understood as a process of restoration and healing, in which prisons are used sparingly and as places of learning and rehabilitation, and in which the innate dignity and worth of every human being is valued.  We work for the common good of Society, taking a public health-based approach. We work at the intersection of criminal justice, child and family welfare, mental health, wellbeing provision and health & social care. 

Our volunteers and staff can be found in courts, prisons, probation services, and in communities across England & Wales.  We are a diverse, inclusive, modern, and collaborative charity.  We build effective partnerships and sustainable solutions based on our well-established understanding of the systems in which we work, and on our historic values and ethos developed through our 120+ years of service delivery.

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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79,927

CURRENT PRISON POPULATION IN ENGLAND AND WALES


91,117

CHILDREN WITH A PARENT IN PRISON TONIGHT

David' 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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Author: Louise Potter

Latest News

Events

  • Nottingham JustPeople Diocesan Event: 'I was in prison...'

    In partnership with Caritas Diocese of Nottingham, Pact welcomes you to a lively and nourishing day of learning, reflection, and action ideas. Read more

  • JustPeople Roadshow: 'I was in prison...' Archdiocese of Southwark

    In partnership with the Archdiocese of Southwark, Catholic prison chaplains and The Welcome Directory, Pact welcomes you to a lively and nourishing day of learning, reflection, and action ideas. Read more