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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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Chronicle Wish Campaign

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Nepacs are taking part in this year's Chronicle Wish Campaign, which will give away £25,000 to not for profit organisations in Tyneside and the north east. If you or anyone you know reads the Evening Chronicle, all you need to do is collect tokens which will appear in the papers and ...

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2016 awards for north east work in crime reduction

Professionals working with prisoners, ex-prisoners or those sentenced to community punishments in the North East have been presented with awards for their efforts to support rehabilitation and reduce re-offending. The awards for helping people resettle in the community and rebuild their lives are given annually by Nepacs, the North East charity ...

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Fundraising challenge for Nepacs play worker

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Please support Lesley Parratt, a play facilitator at Deerbolt in Barnard Castle, who is taking on a half marathon challenge and raising money for Nepacs and the Mothers Union during September. Lesley is running the Great North Run (11 September) and Redcar half marathon (24 September). We understand that Lesley's training ...

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Nepacs family support for prisoners works!

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An independent evaluator of a local charity's family support programme working in north east prisons states "Nepacs family support works! Dr Christopher Hartworth, from Barefoot Research, presented findings of an end of year three evaluation of the Nepacs' integrated family support project (2013 to 2016) at an event which took place in Durham last ...

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