Reports and Research

Pact occasionally publishes reports and research, or collaborates with other organisations. Click on the links in the table below to download our research:

Steps into the Future: The 'Bright New Futures' Young Parent Programme – Key Learning Report Leon Quinn, LQRC Nov 2016 This is an evaluation of the Bright New Futures Young Parent Programme which includes Pact's 'Supporting Young Parents in Prison' project.
Collateral Damage: An inquiry into the impact of police home raids on the children and siblings of offenders in England. Jo Tilley-Riley November 2016 This report was inspired by Our Voice and examines the impact that police home raids has on children. 
Bridging the Gap: A review of the Pact Family Engagement Service Dr Jane Dominey, Charlotte Dodds MPhil and Dr Serena Wright. Centre for Community, Gender and Social Justice, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge 2016 This report examined the impact that Pact's Family Engagement Service has on well-being in prison, desistence, and family relationships as well as violence and behaviour during imprisonment.
There When You Need Them Most: Pact's First Night in Custody Services Jessica Jacobson and Kimmett Edgar with Nancy Loucks of the Prison Reform Trust (PRT) 2007

This report presents the findings of the PRT review into Pact's First Night in Custody services, and includes recommendations for the development of the first night service.

Family Futures - Pact's resettlement pilot project at Wormwood Scrubs Pact 2008 This review focuses on a pilot project initiated by pact in partnership with London Probation and HMP Wormwood Scrubs, which
ran from 2005 to 2007.
Prison Based Family Support Professor Gwyneth Boswell, Dr. Fiona Poland, and
Avril Price
August 2010 An evaluation of the effectiveness of the Family Support Worker role piloted in four English prisons during 2009-10
Protecting the children of prisoners Pact January 2011 A report highlighting concerns that up to 6,000 children a year are being forgotten by the system when their mother is sent to prison.
An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Pact’s Kinship Care Support Service at HMP Holloway Professor Gwyneth Boswell and Maxine Wood October 2011 An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Pact’s Kinship Care Support Service at HMP Holloway.
Troubled Families Pact June 2012 Briefing paper focusing on troubled families affected by imprisonment.
Family Support Project Evaluation Summary

Barefoot Research and Evaluation and University of Roehampton

June 2012 An evaluation of the first 12 months of the Integrated Family Support project which presents the emerging findings from across the service, providing evidence of the impact of the work to date.
Economic study of Integrated Family Support Programme (IFS) Ben Estep and
Natalie Nicholles of the New Economics Foundation
June 2012 An assessment focusing on the economic impact of the work carried out by the Integrated Family Support Programme on behalf of prisoners and their families.
Key Lessons from the Integrated Family Support Services Dr. Finola Farrant of University of Roehampton July 2013 An assessment focusing on how Integrated Family Support Services improve outcomes for prisoners and their families
BaCC Theory of Change Report

Dr Jenny Rouse and Rose Maguire from New Economics Foundation

April 2014 An evaluation which specifically focuses on the Basic Caring Communities (BaCC) programme and how it impacts ex-offenders.