The String of Pearls Project is a group of people - some of whom have,
or have had, a family member in prison - who use the arts to convey how a prison sentence affects the rest of the family. Their support groups operate for families based in the South West, and they offer training to professionals around the country.
Phone: 07989 922 415. Email email@example.com
Offenders' Families Helpline provides information and support to anyone supporting an offender through their contact with the Criminal Justice System. The helpline is open Monday-Friday 9.00am-8.00pm and Saturdays
and Sundays 10.00am-3.00pm. They can provide information, signposting to
services and basic emotional support across all areas of the Criminal
Justice System including arrest, financial support, going to court,
visiting a prison and what to tell the children.
Freephone: 0808 808 2003. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Partners of Prisoners and Families Support Group (POPS) aims to provide
a variety of services to support anyone who has a link with someone in
prison, prisoners and other agencies. POPS provides assistance to these groups for the purpose of enabling families to cope with the stress of arrest, imprisonment and release.
[T] 0161 702 1000 e-mail email@example.com
POPS currently deliver the national Offenders’ Families Helpline (see above), a free and confidential service for families who require information and support whilst supporting a relative through contact with the Criminal Justice System.
Action for Prisoners' Families (APF) works for the benefit of prisoners'
and offenders' families by representing the views of families and those who work with them and by promoting effective work with families. They do this by providing advice, information and training to their members,providing their members with opportunities to network, to share experiences, concerns and successes and by listening to prisoners'
families and promoting, developing and supporting services and resources
that they need or would like.
Phone: 020 8812 3600
Nacro, the crime reduction charity, runs projects throughout England and
Wales to steer people away from crime; to manage those who do commit
crime, to help them cope without returning to crime; and to resettle
prisoners, helping them find a place to live, to give them the support
they need to keep their homes and help them to cope with life back in
the community. Nacro's helpline offers information, advice and support to prisoners, ex-offenders, and those involved with them. You can
contact the helpline on 0800 0181 259 (prisoners only) or 020 7840 6464.
Families Outside works solely to support the families of people involved in the criminal justice system in Scotland. They work to mitigate the effects of imprisonment on children and families - and consequently to reduce the likelihood of reoffending - through support and information for families and for the people who work with them.
Support and Information for Prisoners' Families freephone: 0500 83 93 83; email firstname.lastname@example.org; text 'famout' followed by your
message to 60777.