Reports and research

Explore the latest research, reports and service evaluations from Pact and sector partners.
Reports And Research
Together A Chance Final

Together a Chance: final evaluation

8 March 2024

The final evaluation of Pact's prison-based social worker pilot. CASCADE, Cardiff University.


Our Impact Services Block

Our impact 2022/23

September 2023

Read our latest impact report and find out more about our work to support those affected by the criminal justice system in England and Wales.


Serving A Hidden Sentence

Serving a Hidden Sentence

The financial and emotional impact of a loved one’s imprisonment.


Together A Chance Second Interim Report

Together a Chance: second interim report

May 2023

The second interim report of Pact's prison-based social worker pilot in HMPs Send and Eastwood Park: Together, a Chance.


Nobody's Listening

Nobody's Listening: what families say about prison healthcare

February 2023

A report presenting presents families’ insight into the impact of the criminal justice system on health and wellbeing. Polly Wright.


Together A Chance Initial Interim Report

Together a chance: initial interim report

Dec 2023

The first interim report of Pact's prison-based social worker pilot in HMPs Send and Eastwood Park: Together, a Chance.


Preventing Homelessness

Preventing homelessness among former prisoners in England and Wales

August 2021

A rapid review of the evidence, examining the link between street homelessness and prison leavers. Commissioned by Pact and funded by London Housing Foundation. Melek Bozkina and Professor Nick Hardwick.


Peer Support

Peer Support - a consultation with families of prisoners

May 2021

The findings of a consultation undertaken during the Covid-19 pandemic to develop Pact’s understanding and awareness about prisoners’ families’ perceptions of peer support. Polly Wright.


Review Of Mother And Baby Units

Review of operational policy on pregnancy, Mother and Baby Units and maternal separation

July 2020

A summary of the Ministry of Justice review into Mother and Baby Units and the key reforms that will improve the support expectant and new mothers receive in prison. Ministry of Justice.


Keeping People Safe

Keeping people safe in prison: the failure of gateway communication systems

31 October 2019

A joint report mapping the provision of safer custody telephone lines across the prison estate. Pact, the Prison Reform Trust and INQUEST.


Farmer Review 2019

The Importance of Strengthening Female Offenders' Family and other Relationships to Prevent Reoffending and Reduce Intergenerational Crime

18 June 2019

Lord Farmer's review into what works for women in prison and their families.


The Golden Thread

The Golden Thread

July 2018

An update on At The End of The Line (April 2017), evaluating the Pact helpline. Dr Lucy Wainwright and Paula Harriott on behalf of the Prison Reform Trust.


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