NIACRO welcomes new Prisoner Ombudsman connecting with families

26 July 2013 On 1st July, the Forum for Families of People in Prison held its inaugural meeting in the University of Ulster and invited Tom McGonigle, who assumed the post of Prisoner Ombudsman on 1st June, to attend and meet with families. The event, co-facilitated by NIACRO and the University, was a chance for…

Booktrust ACE stories tour in partnership with Pact

26th July 2013 Pact is working with Booktrust to Support rehabilitation and promote respect and equality through family ties, the arts and literacy. This exciting new project funded by the Arts Council aims to bring live literature to people who do not ordinarily access the arts, including the children and families of people in prison….

The power of film to change lives

26th July 2013 The power of film to change lives: a personal perspective on the Mothers of Bedford documentary, contributed by Sarah Roberts of Families Outside. There are two films that have changed my life: I had to stop myself standing up at the end of Dead Poets Society and joining in with the pledges…

When a parent is imprisoned, what is the impact on the child?

26th July 2013 A contribution from Kate Philbrick on her participation in the panel discussion at Strathclyde University in Glasgow organised by the Centre for Law, Crime, and Justice on the definition of ‘primary consideration’ and what it means for children of prisoners. When a parent is imprisoned, what is the impact on the child?…

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