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This year our Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 5 November (from 5.30pm) via Zoom.   The meeting will include a review of key developments during 2019/20 and our annual accounts.  We are very pleased that our new CEO, Amanda Lacey who is joining Nepacs on 1 October will be in attendance ...

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New helpline launched to support prisoners families

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A new helpline has been launched to support people in the North East navigating their way through the criminal justice system.  Nepacs introduced the new initiative in September to offer  information and support to individuals, their families and loved ones at the point of arrest, at court, throughout a prison sentence, and on release. ...

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Social visits to restart at HMP Durham

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We are delighted to announce that social visits (face to face) in HMP Durham are restarting on 17 September 2020. Please be aware the booking process is changing. Going forward it will be up to the prisoner to request a visit. The booking team will then contact the chosen visitor to confirm ...

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New support offered to young people with a parent in prison

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Young people from Northumberland, Tyne and Wear with a parent in prison are being offered a new specialist support service from July 2020 thanks to north east charity, Nepacs. The Nepacs’ youth project is launching the service thanks to a £15,000 grant awarded via the ‘Supporting victims fund’, funding provided by ...

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Video calls now available for prisoners

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We are delighted to announce that Video calls are now available for residents and their families/contacts at: - HMP&YOI Low Newton (women's prison) near Durham City - HMP&YOI Deerbolt near Barnard Castle - HMP Durham in Durham City - HMP Frankland in Durham  - HMP Holme House in Stockton Each video call is 30 minutes in ...

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