Caritas Diocese of Plymouth is working closely with the Prisons Advice and Care Trust (PACT) who are expanding their work in prisons across our diocese, starting new projects to reach out to those who are marginalised. PACT is committed to doing more to champion the needs of the growing number of people who are in prison but who need care, not punishment. They actively work to reduce the prison population and lobby for increasing investment in mental health, youth, and family services. For far too many vulnerable people, prison is a dead end. Sometimes, literally.
PACT work for the common good of Society. They work at the intersection of criminal justice, child and family welfare, mental health, wellbeing provision and health and social care. You can find their volunteers and staff in courts, prisons, probation services, and in communities across England and Wales.
If you are interested in finding out more about the work of our prison chaplains and PACT, we are holding two FREE events and you can find out more about how to register below: