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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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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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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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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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Free Hidden Sentence training for health professionals in south Tees

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Free Hidden Sentence training is available to health professionals from Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland thanks to funding from South Tees CCG. The training sessions will take place from 9.30am to 4pm on: 18 October 2016 (Holme House, Stockton) 16 November 2016 (Middlesbrough) 19 January 2017 (Redcar) Free parking is available at all three venues. Find out more about ...

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