Addaction - Is someone you know taking drugs or drinking too much? We can help. Addaction is the UK’s largest drug and alcohol treatment charity.
Adfam - Adfam is the leading national organisation working with and for families affected by drugs and alcohol.
Age Concern Older Offenders Project - Age Concern Older Offenders Project (ACOOP) aims to offer social care, advice and support to older prisoners and their families, both in prison and within the wider criminal justice system.
Alternatives to Violence Project - The Alternatives to Violence Project serves those who want to handle conflict well without resorting to or being the victim of violence. Our trained volunteer facilitators offer workshops in the community, in prisons and in other settings. AVP is a national charity and part of an international network.
Blackpool Women’s Centre - Provides a safe environment for women to access help and support to make changes in their lives and reach their potential.
Caring for Ex-Offenders - Caring for Ex-Offenders’ vision is to reduce reoffending by reintegrating ex-offenders (of any faith or none) into society through the local church. Through training and advice, CFEO equips churches and enables them to support ex-offenders to live changed lives. We believe that by breaking the cycle of crime, individuals, families and neighbourhoods can be transformed.
Changing Tunes - Changing Tunes is a registered charity that uses music teaching, rehearsing, recording, performance, improvisation and composition to aid the rehabilitation of prisoners and ex-prisoners.
Clean Break - Clean Break uses theatre for personal and political change, working with women whose lives have been affected by the criminal justice system. Based in London it is open to all.
Contin You - Contin You aims to open up opportunities for learning that will help people to change their lives, improving the well-being of individuals, families and communities.
Drugscope - DrugScope is the UK’s leading independent centre of information and expertise on drugs. Our aim is to inform policy development and reduce drug-related harms – to individuals, families and communities.
Finding Rhythms CIO - The aim of Finding Rhythms is to help vulnerable people (re)find their rhythm in life through music
Futures Unlocked - Our mission is to support ex-offenders in leading crime free lives. To contribute to building safer communities. Reducing crime, protecting the public and consequently reducing the numbers of victims of crime. To support ex-offenders to break the cycle of re offending, working with the full range of statutory, private, and voluntary sector Services.
Hardman Trust - The Hardman Trust seeks to provide a window of opportunity whereby a long-term prisoner's project proposal might be brought to a successful conclusion through the financial support provided as part of an award.
Leicestershire Cares - Leicestershire Cares is a membership organisation of all the key employers in Leicester and Leicestershire, dedicated to corporate responsibility, by bringing businesses and the community together for the benefit of both.
London Action Trust - LAT works to break the cycle of offending and create safer communities. We provide support, guidance and rehabilitation to prisoners, ex-offenders, those at risk of offending and grass roots groups working at the frontline of community safety.
MATCH - MATCH offers non-judgemental emotional support to mothers all over the world who are apart from their child for one or many complex reasons.
Mayday Trust - Mayday Trust work with and for people from all backgrounds and experiences but who need support to live independently.
Nacro - Working to give ex-offenders, disadvantaged people and deprived communities the help they need to build a better future.
National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) - NAPAC is the National Association for People Abused in Childhood. We are a registered charity, based in the UK, providing support and information for people abused in childhood. If you were abused as a child and are looking for support.
New Bridge Foundation - New Bridge was founded in 1956 to create links between the offender and the community. The intention is not to forget the victims of crime but to prevent more people becoming victims. New Bridge’s core activity is a national befriending service which involves teams of volunteers writing letters to prisoners and visiting them. This helps isolated prisoners keep in touch with the outside world and prepare themselves to rejoin it. New Bridge has 15 active volunteer support groups based in Birmingham, Durham, Exeter, Leeds, Liverpool, London (6 groups), Manchester, Weymouth, Winchester and Wolverhampton. A specific group of New Bridge volunteers holds weekly surgeries for Foreign National prisoners. In 2008 they dealt with 690 appointments and travelled 3,825 miles . LONDON - THROUGH THE GATE: New Bridge was awarded a three year grant by Big Lottery Fund in March 2008. The money is being used to develop the befriending service in London, specifically helping short term prisoners in local gaols on the transition back to life in the community.
Northern Ireland Prison Service - The Prison Service is responsible for providing prison services in Northern Ireland. Its main statutory duties are set out in the Prison Act (Northern Ireland) 1953 and rules made under the Act.
Opportunity Youth - opportunity youth was established in 1993 in response to the diverse needs of young people involved in vocational training. We encourage the personal and social development of young people and support them to be the best they can be.
Outmates - Outmates offer support to families, partners and friends of prisoners as well as to prisoners, ex prisoners and young offenders. Practical help with social services, unemployment office, housing etc. Offers emotional support, counselling, group gatherings, surgeries and courses.
Phoenix Future - Phoenix Futures is the leading provider of care and rehabilitation services for people with drug and alcohol problems in the UK. Through nearly 40 years experience of transforming lives we have developed a diverse portfolio of services across community, prison and residential settings.
Princes Trust - There are more than one million young people in the UK not in education, employment or training. The Prince's Trust focuses its efforts on those people who need our help the most.
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Prisoners Abroad - Prisoners Abroad exists to safeguard the welfare and basic human rights of British citizens detained abroad. We attempt to alleviate the isolation and deprivation experienced by both prisoners abroad and their families in the UK. We seek to prevent deprivation amongst Britons returning from abroad and assist them in building crime-free lives.
Prisoners Advice Service - The Prisoners' Advice Service (PAS) is an independent registered charity. We do not accept Home Office or Prison Service money as this may affect our independence. We receive most funding from charitable trusts and foundations.
SACRO – Safeguarding Communities Reducing Offending - Provides advice and support to offenders and their families. In particular it assists in resettlement with individually planned packages of support.
Salvation Army - The Salvation Army is one of the largest, most diverse providers of social services in the UK after the Government. Founded in East London in 1865, we are now working in 117 countries worldwide.
Sozo Project - Our mission is to help women to re-shape their lives through Christian support after release from prison, and to reflect God’s forgiveness in the community.
St Giles Trust - Our aim is to reduce crime and social exclusion. We believe that the people we help can be part of the solution to crime and offending.
Stepping Stones Trust - Stepping Stones Trust offers a holistic 4 phase mode for resettlement of offenders leaving prison. Our aim is to provide the framework for each person to move in to crime-free independent living.
Thames Valley Partnership - The Thames Valley Partnership brings people and organizations together to create safe and stronger communities through sustainable solutions to the problems of crime and social exclusion. We work within partnership with practitioners from criminal justice sector, local authorities, voluntary and community organizations and the private sector.
UNLOCK The National Association of Reformed Offenders - We are an independent charity and membership organisation. UNLOCK aims to achieve equality for people with previous convictions and a society in which people with previous convictions are able to fulfil their positive potential through equal opportunities, rights and responsibilities
Victory Outreach UK - Victory Outreach UK owns properties throughout the UK. The charity purchases these properties outright in order to ensure consistent and long term provision for vulnerable people that need stability in their lives.
Working Links - We believe long-term employment is the best route out of poverty. Since 2000, we have helped over 100,000 people across Great Britain into work.
YMCA - From providing housing, training and sports and health facilities to supporting young people and their families, YMCAs in England encourage, support and challenge young people to become all that they can.
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IPP SENTENCE UNJUST AND STUPID
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Sink the redundant vessels
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The book ban...
RIP the presumption of innocence
Supreme Court hearing bid for exhibits
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just another brick in the wall
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