Here are links to the websites of some of the many organisations working with people as they leave prisons, with prisoners’ families and with people inside prisons.
CFEO connects people leaving prison and resettling to London with a mentor based in a local church. This mentor, supported by a small team, provides emotional and practical support as the person re-integrates into society. CFEO trains these mentors and church teams to equip them to support ex-offenders safely and effectively in a church community.
Changing Tunes is a Christian-based registered charity which uses music teaching, rehearsing, recording, performance, improvisation and composition to aid the rehabilitation of prisoners and ex-prisoners, contributing to reduced re-offending levels. The charity’s professional musicians work with prisoners in small groups and support all aspects of music-making.
If you want to know more about the voluntary sector in criminal justice Clinks’ website is full of information. There is lots to find out and this website will help you.
(Caritas Social Action Network) is the official agency of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales for domestic social action. We support a network of 42 Catholic charities in England and Wales. The Caritas network works for some of the most vulnerable people of society, providing support for families and children, the elderly, the homeless, refugees, the disabled, and prisoners.
We are a network of local Community Chaplaincies across the country supporting people leaving prison by providing mentoring and resettlement support.
Gideons International provides Bibles and New Testaments to prison officers and prisoners free of charge.
Langley House Trust is an innovative Christian charity that provides specialist housing, programmes and support services in the community, and targeted advice in prisons, for offenders seeking to live crime-free. Since 1958 we have earned an enviable reputation for reducing reoffending with proven results. Part of the Langley House Trust group, Kainos Community transforms lives through Challenge to Change, a pioneering prison wing community and post-release mentoring programme. Regardless of a person’s history, our passion is to change every life for the better, working with people of all faiths and none.
Prison Advice & Care Trust is a Christian charity in the Roman Catholic tradition, supporting prisoners and their families to make a fresh start and to minimise the harm that can be caused by imprisonment on offenders, families and communities.
Prison Fellowship’s vision is that every prisoner has access to support and prayer and our mission is to show Christ’s love to prisoners by coming alongside them and supporting them. We seek through prayer and practical care to help, support and develop a Christian ministry to prisoners and their families. We do this through our network of volunteer members, and currently have over 2,300+ members across England and Wales.
An ongoing prison ministry.
Reflex exists to empower young people to break the cycle of offending and re-offending through truly holistic transformation. We deliver Outreach, Non-Formal Education and Chaplaincy Support to juvenile, young and young adult offenders serving a custodial sentence.
Working in 14 prisons across England, Reflex is overseen by British Youth for Christ in partnership with The Message Trust and Junction 42.
Sixty-One is a partnership of Bristol-based churches, charities, businesses
and individuals who have come together to work co-operatively to help
offenders lead meaningful lives that are free from crime. As a charity in
its own right it also runs its own projects.
Spurgeons is one of the UK’s leading children’s charities, supporting children and families affected by social disadvantage.
Training materials for churches that want to be involved in supporting people leaving prison are freely available to download from here.
Yellow Ribbon is a Community Chaplaincy providing mentoring support to people leaving the West Midlands prisons. In Shropshire this also includes a café, furniture project and quality housing.
Do you work for an organisation?
If you aren’t yet on our Resources page let us know, we’re happy to include you. Please email us firstname.lastname@example.org a shortcut to your webpage and one sentence about what you do. Please include some contact details in case we need to get in touch with you
If you have resources that churches or prison chaplains can use, please let us know so we can put them on our Resources page – maybe you’ve got a talk others can use, maybe you are willing to visit churches to tell them about what your organisation does, maybe prisoners you work with have recorded a piece of music or produced some art that can go on the Resources page for others to access and use.