The Nepacs North East helpline is part of our new Early Days in Custody project which supports prisoners and their families in the first few weeks of imprisonment. The helpline number will be advertised across the region so that family members or friends affected by imprisonment know they have a place they can call with their questions and concerns. Ideally, as part of the role we would encourage volunteers to help within a Durham Nepacs project, for example Support at Courts or Family Prison Visits. This will enable volunteers to understand the journey of the family members/significant others and the situations they encounter as they navigate their way through the criminal justice system.
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Please this link: https://www.nepacs.co.uk/page/apply-to-become-a-volunteer to see which locations and times are available for this role.
By volunteering with Nepacs you can:
• Help families in need
• Give back
• Learn new skills
• Build your confidence
• Meet new friends.
All volunteers need to be able to commit to the following:
• A minimum of 3 hours of time (weekly/fortnightly)
• Attend and complete relevant training
• Commit to getting a DBS with our help
• Commit to getting prison security clearance where necessary
• Stay with Nepacs for a minimum of 6 months to a year
• Volunteering in holiday periods/out of term time