Caring for Ex-offenders

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Reoffending can be reduced if we increase the level of care for ex-offernders

Liverpool Alpha in Prisons Project working with Caring for Ex Offenders:
  1. will promote and provide training, encouragement & guidance to people in member Churches, so that ex-offenders will be supported in their life’s circumstances and enabled to take their rightful place within the community, as fellow citizens
  2. will contribute to the reduction of re-offending by providing support for Churches and individuals being released to live within the boundaries of Liverpool Diocese.
  3. will help to increase the number of people within that area who can maintain a crime free lifestyle and not return to Prison.
Liverpool Alpha in Prison Project seeks to identify at least 10 Churches or Christian Fellowships within Liverpool Diocese within the next three years and for them to register with caring for Ex-Offenders, receive training and be supported to welcome ex offenders being released to live in their area.

What can Churches do to support Ex-Offenders in Liverpool Diocese?

Churches can help by:
  • Being trained to welcome ex-offenders
  • Forming teams of four to carry out the oversight, mentor & befriend
  • Provide practical support regarding Employment & Accommodation
  • Provide practical assistance with appointments, possessions etc
  • Provide financial support and help to manage money matters
  • Provide prayer support and encouragement
To get started a church needs:
  • At least four people with a passion for making a difference in the lives of ex-offenders and their families
  • The support and encouragement of the church leadership
  • To commit to pray
  • Attend training to be equipped for this ministry
Ongoing training, support and an annual ‘health check’ will be provided by the Liverpool Alpha in Prisons Team

To register your interest in receiving information about what is happening in the Diocese, click here

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For more information about Caring for Ex-Offenders, a National UK Charity, please follow the link to their web page www.caringforexoffenders.org