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.

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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79,685

CURRENT PRISON POPULATION IN ENGLAND AND WALES


90,841

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

  • Pact's Christmas Carol Service 2021

    Join us at a very special Christmas carol service on Thursday 9th December at Farm Street Church in Mayfair, London. Read more

  • Sir Harold Hood Memorial Lecture 2022

    The Sir Harold Hood Memorial Lecture aims to contribute to public knowledge and understanding of how we as a society can make our prisons places in which individuals can achieve personal change and growth, and leave to live good lives, in stable and healthy relationships with family and the wider community. Read more