Friends and families of prisoners in north east prisons are invited to come along to an event on Wednesday 23 March 2016 to have their say on how services they receive can be improved.
The Visitors' Voice event will take place on Wednesday 23 March 2016 from 10am to 2pm at the Darlington meeting rooms, Darlington Community Fire Station, St Cuthbert's Way, Darlington, DL1 5LN. Free lunch and refreshments will be provided.
The aim of the event is to give anyone currently visiting a prison in the north east of England a 'voice' about how services they receive when visiting prison can be improved.
This year, we are also delighted to welcome Patrice Lawrence, development officer for families from Clinks (a national charity which supports, represents and campaigns for the voluntary sector working with offenders) and Julie Dhuny (Head of Commissioning, Health and Justice, Cumbria and North East).
Patrice will be asking visitors what they would like to say to Michael Gove (Secretary of State for Justice) if they had the chance? What questions would they like to ask him? Julie Dhuny will be giving an update on current key areas of work for the offender health teams in the north east - including the smoking ban in prisons, new psychoactive substance (NPS) and care for older prisoners.
For more information about the event or to book a place please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0191 332 3810. Alternatively, if you already go to a visitors' centre in the north east you can book your place with the centre manager.