NEPACS is a North East charity which has been supporting people affected by imprisonment for over 130 years.
It aims to support a positive future for prisoners and their families in the North East of England by providing practical and emotional support.
HMP Holme House and NEPACS have worked together to create a ‘youth zone’ next to the visitors centre at the prison to offer support, guidance and age-appropriate activities for young people who are visiting their family members.
NEPACS is recruiting a Youth Worker to be based in the ‘youth zone’ and have purchased toys and craft materials.
Funding was requested from the PCC for volunteer expenses, who will be assisting with delivery of the youth project.
This initiative supports the PCC objective of Securing the Future of our Communities.