Are you a professional working with families?

Are you visiting a
north east prison?

If you are a relative or friend of someone in prison, find out more information and advice about visiting a prison in the north east.

Do you or your family need support?

Do you or your family
need support?

Nepacs offer a range of services to support people throughout the criminal justice system. Find out more about the help available in our Support section.

Are you visiting<br>prison?

Are you working with
children and families?

If you are a professional working with children and families who may be impacted by imprisonment, find out more about training and resources which can help you.

Do you want to get involved?

Do you want to
get involved?

There are many ways you can help Nepacs make a difference to prisoners' families - volunteer, fundraise, donate, become a member, or simply have your say.

Welcome to Nepacs

Nepacs is a north east charity which has been supporting people affected by imprisonment for over 135 years.

We aim to support a positive future for prisoners and their families in the north east of England by providing practical and emotional support. 

The impact of imprisonment can be devastating, which is why our staff and volunteers provide friendship and support throughout this difficult time –

  • from the courts in Teesside, Newcastle and Durham,

  • to helping families to maintain contact during the prison sentence through our prison visitors’ centres, family support workers, and child and youth projects,

and then, at the end of the journey, offering prisoners and their families support and guidance about release from prison and resettlement in the community.