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Sussex Prisoners’ Families reaches into the criminal courts, communities and prisons of Sussex to connect prisoners’ families with practical advice, emotional support and to each other. They raise awareness about the impact of family imprisonment and provide training to professionals on supporting families with a friend or family member in the criminal justice system. 

SAMM National provides a wide range of peer support services to people bereaved by murder and manslaughter. All services have been designed by the bereaved for the bereaved to meet a persons’ emotional support needs. Support is delivered by specially trained volunteers with lived experience of homicide.

Cranstoun believes in empowering people and empowering change. It is a social justice and harm reduction charity. Cranstoun works across the areas of substance use, criminal justice, domestic abuse, housing and young people. Its criminal justice work is evidence-informed and supported by its expertise in substance use and domestic abuse and the benefits of a trauma-informed response. Cranstoun believes in creating whole system change, providing the right intervention at the right time and reaching people where they are at.

Innovation Unit works to provide systems change for the public sector; growing and scaling the boldest and best innovations that deliver long-term impact for people, address persistent inequalities, and transform the systems that surround them. Innovation Unit’s innovation and impact formula combines decades of practical experience with recent research, to help partners design new solutions, implement them successfully and take them to scale for greater impact.

Fresh Youth Perspectives was established in 2018 when a group of mums of Black and minority ethnic children living in Brighton got together to start a discussion between parents and carers, their children and local services about the wellbeing of young people. Fresh Youth Perspectives believes that by encouraging parental involvement and educating services about the needs of excluded young people, we can make a positive change to young people’s lives.

Power The Fight exists to empower communities to end youth violence. It aims to educate, equip, engage and enable communities to be the answer to the issue of youth violence in the UK.

Humankind is committed to reducing deprivation and exclusion and to improving people’s wellbeing. Its specialist services include substance use, clinical, employment training and education, housing services, housing support and health, young people and families services.

The Centre for Criminology was established in 2001 and comprises a team of active researchers and research students with specialisms in homicide and violence, policing, youth justice and youth policy, probation and prisons, rehabilitation and resettlement, prisoners’ children and families, substance misuse, green, global and transnational criminology, crime prevention, animal abuse, informal justice and alternatives to prosecution and imprisonment.

(Formerly trading as Thames Valley Partnership) Hope After Harm provides a range of innovative and non-judgemental support services for those impacted by the Criminal Justice System. This includes support for those who have been victims of crime, families affected by criminality, resettlement  support for offenders on their release, mentoring and early interventions  for young people as well as restorative justice services.

Strawberry Fields Training provides specialised training, advice and support to vulnerable young people and adults at risk of offending or reoffending.

Storybook Dads enables families to reconnect through storytelling. It helps parents in prison to record bedtime stories and messages for their children on CD or DVD.

The St Giles Trust aims to help break the cycle of prison, crime and disadvantage and create safer communities by supporting people to change their lives. It uses expertise and real-life past experiences to empower people

The Prison Advice and Care Trust (PACT) is a national charity that provides support to people in prison, people with convictions, and their families. It supports people to make a fresh start, and minimises the harm that can be caused by imprisonment to people who have committed offences, families and communities.

Children Heard and Seen provides support and interventions for children with a parent in prison. The charity was set up in 2014, with a focus on reducing intergenerational offending and mitigating the impacts of parental imprisonment for children and young people.

Browns Community Services focuses on breaking trans-generational cycles and transforming the lives and wellbeing of socially excluded, disadvantaged and vulnerable people with complex and multiple needs.

Birth Companions is a charity specialising in the needs and experiences of pregnant women and new mothers facing multiple disadvantage, in prisons and in the community.

Catch22 designs and delivers public services that build resilience and aspiration in people and communities.

Family Action supports people through change, challenge or crisis. They see first-hand the power of family to shape lives, for better or worse, so they speak up for the importance of family in national and local policymaking, amplify family voices and represent the changing needs of families in the UK today.

Prisoners’ Advice Service offers free legal advice and support to adult people in prison throughout England and Wales regarding their human and legal rights, conditions of imprisonment and the application of Prison Law and the Prison Rules. It also advises on matters of Family Law and Immigration Law to people in prison with issues relating to detention or deportation.

The Partners of Prisoners and Family Support Group (POPS) provides information and support to the families of people who have committed crimes, from their earliest contact with the criminal justice system through to release and beyond.