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Visitors to north east prisons invited to have their say

Nepacs 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 well local prisons support family ties, and to work with the charity and local prisons to make improvements for the future.  The Visitors' Voice event will ...

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Nepacs CEO spends a night in the cells

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The long arm of the law finally caught up with Nepacs Chief Executive Helen Attewell on 4 February 2020 when she spent a long night behind bars to raise vital funds for Nepacs. The event was organised by the Durham Police, Crime and Victims' Commissioner to raise awareness of the ...

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Nepacs CEO spends a night in the cells for charity

HEADLINE NEWS!!! Our chief executive Helen Attewell will be spending a night in a police cell on 17 December 2019. #nightinthecells The event has been organised by Durham’s Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner to help increase awareness of the impact of criminalising people in crisis and the need to ensure that vulnerable ...

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BIg Give Christmas Challenge 2019 is now live!

"The staff on family days are all amazing.. There's always so many arts and crafts which kids just love but it gets the dads involved too and it's great for maintaining the relationship and interaction between the children and their father. Everyone goes the extra mile to make us all ...

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Putting children at the heart

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We are joining 140+ organisations in a call to all political parties to put children and young people at the heart of this General Election. Our open letter calls on all political leaders to set out their solutions to the pressing issues facing children and young people, including child poverty, mental ...

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Join Christmas Challenge and help double your donation

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Nepacs is gearing up to double supporters’ Christmas donations by taking part in the UK’s biggest match funding campaign, The Big Give’s Christmas Challenge 2019.  Now in its 12th year, The Christmas Challenge launches at midday on 3rd December (Giving Tuesday) and runs for just seven days, until 10th December 2019. ...

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Nepacs Annual General Meeting 2019

This year our Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 7 November (from 5.30pm) at Durham County Cricket Ground, Emirates Stadium in Chester-le-Street. The meeting will follow our 'Paving the Way: Care leavers in custody' stakeholder engagement event (starting at 1.30pm). This event will showcase the initial learning from an HMPPS ...

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Nepacs presents 2019 awards for crime reduction in the north east

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 reduce re-offending by north east charity Nepacs. The awards have been running since 2004 and in 2018 were renamed in honour of long standing Nepacs’ patron Ruth ...

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