Pact’s specialist Family Engagement Workers (FEWs) provide individualised support to prisoners that improves their emotional well-being, motivates compliance with the prison regime and reduces the risk of self-harm, violence and disruptive behaviour.

Pact’s Family Engagement Workers offer support on:

  • Strengthening and maintaining relationships and re-connecting broken relationships.
  • Liaising with social services and acting as a point of contact for child protection and child welfare issues.
  • Providing training to prison staff on effective family engagement.

Evidence shows that as a result of this service, you can expect to see:

  • Improved relationships, during custody and upon release.
  • A reduction in violence, self-harm and suicide in prison, and compliance with the prison regime.
  • Improved resettlement outcomes.
  • A reduction in the likelihood of re-offending.

Want to know more? Read Cambridge University's recent evaluation of Pact's Family Engagement Service by clicking here