How are charities accessing people in prison to deliver vital services

Document type
Report
Author(s)
Bagwell, Sally; Wyld, Grace; Clay, Theo
Publisher
New Philanthropy Capital
Date of publication
20 March 2019
Subject(s)
Social Policy, Offenders, Volunteering, Criminal Justice Services
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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People in prison need access to charities who can ease the difficulties of custody and help people reduce their own likelihood of reoffending.

But charities face a ‘double access’ problem when trying to work with people in prison. It is hard to get through the door of the prison, and once inside there is no guarantee of access to prisoners.

This report sets out how to overcome the barriers to access. These include nurturing strong relationships with prison staff, recognising shared aims, and making good use of voluntary sector coordinators.

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