Pact (Prison Advice and Care Trust)

The Prison Advice & Care Trust (Pact) is a national Catholic charity which supports the families of prisoners, prisoners, and ex-offenders. Established in 1898 it has been called
the Catholic Prisoners Aid Association, the Bourne Trust, and currently Pact.

Pact is the only Catholic charity solely dedicated to tackling the issues that arise from having a loved one in prison in England & Wales.

Pact runs a wide variety of projects both within prisons and outside; all have a common purpose: to strengthen the relationships within families.

Gifts in Wills make a major contribution to our Basic Caring Communities project which enables parishioners to befriend those coming out of prison. Please remember the Prison Advice & Care Trust (Pact) in your Will to help prisoners make a fresh start.

Registered charity number: 219278
Registered address: 29 Peckham Road, London, SE5 8UA

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Case Studies

Pact Volunteer Honoured at Welsh Volunteer of the Year Awards

Pact volunteer, Simon Hockin, was honoured at the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) Volunteer of the Year Awards. Simon, who volunteers at the Pact Lunch tea bar in HMP...

Playing a part in the continuation of Pact

“I am pledging a donation to the Prison Advice & Care Trust (Pact) in my Will. The work of the charity in the field of faith-motivated mentoring of ex- offenders...

Deputy Prime Minister visits Pact

On Monday 23rd February Pact hosted the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg and Minister for Justice and Civil Liberties, Simon Hughes for a discussion and Q+A on criminal justice. Supporters, colleagues,...