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Tell us what you think!

Have you visited a north east prison recently (including HMP Durham, Deerbolt, Frankland, Holme House, Kirklevington Grange, Low Newton and Northumberland)? We want to hear your views on the services you receive during your visit and the support you have received from Nepacs or the prison. Please take a few minutes to ...

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Visitors to north east prisons have their say!

Nepacs - a north east charity - is inviting friends and families of prisoners in north east prisons to come along to an event in March to have their say on how services they receive can be improved. The Visitors' Voice event will take place on Wednesday 15 March 2017 from 10am ...

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'Sugar' production by Open Clasp Theatre Company coming to Durham

Nepacs, in partnership with Durham University’s St Aidan’s and Grey Colleges, are delighted to be hosting a production of Open Clasp Theatre Company’s new play – ‘Sugar’ on Monday 6 March 2017 at Fountain’s Hall, Grey College, South Road, Durham DH1 3LG from 7pm. Tickets are £10 or £5 (concessions). ‘Sugar’ ...

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Nominate your Nepacs Shining Stars for 2017

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Our 2017 Shining Star awards are an opportunity to recognise and thank Nepacs staff and volunteers who: Have gone the extra mile Made a real difference Show commitment to quality in their work Have shown innovation in developing new ways to support families/friends of prisoners and offenders This year we have four categories in which ...

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Is prison reform enough?

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Helen Attewell, chief executive of Nepacs, gives her thoughts on prison reform and the White Paper in this month's blog. Prison safety and reform has suddenly become a key issue for the government as the news is full of appalling deaths in custody, riots, violence and threats to staff, drug smuggling ...

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Available now - our 2015/16 annual review

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Our Annual Review for 2015/16 is out now and available online HERE. Highlights include: - Support at courts and befriending service - Our work to support children and young people impacted by imprisonment - A focus on the wide range of special visits Nepacs run to enable special time for families  - And new for ...

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Find out what has been happening this Autumn at Nepacs by reading the latest edition of Update. Find out about the Nepacs awards for North East work in Crime reduction, Youth Project – 1 year on, read all about the developments at HMP Northumberland since the appointment of our new Through the ...

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AGM and public meeting 10 November 2016

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Nepacs will be holding the annual general meeting and public meeting on Thursday 10 November 2016 at Durham Town Hall, Market Place, Durham City, DH1 3NJ.  Members of the public are invited to attend the event from 6.30pm to hear our guest speaker Ian Blakeman, executive governor for HMP Holme House ...

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