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Criminal Justice

This sectionhighlights the work of the Criminal Justice group.

Restorative JusticeThe Criminal Justice Group meets 4/5 times a year. Its membership includes; CSR committee members, retired probation officers, chaplains and prison volunteers. The Group exists to

  • inform, resource and support parishes in their contact and engagement with criminal justice issues
  • support the Chaplains at Styal Prison and Thorn Cross YOI and raise awareness in the diocese of their work and the needs of all in prison
  • be informed about developments within, and issues concerning the criminal justice system, including non-custodial sentences, projects and the after care of prisoners and to keep these issues on the agenda of churches in the diocese.



Prisons and Criminal Justice contact information

Here you will find contact information and websites for those supporting people in the Criminal Justice System.

What can my church do? Click here for useful resources


Prison Chaplin Rev Shawn Verhey talks about his Chaplaincy in Thorn Cross


Plans for the future

We are actively supporting the work of the Chaplaincy teams and looking to support parishes who work with the families of prisoners and ex-offenders. Are you one of these parishes? Can you contact us?



For more information about this group and how to get involved contact: Vincent Whitehead Email:


Useful links - Churches Criminal Justice Forum

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