‘Welcome to Affect’ -supporting the indirect victims of crime.
Through no fault of their own, families of offenders can suffer great hardship and isolation, and we are here to help.
AFFECT is an organization for families and friends of offenders facing possible “Life”/ Long prison sentences.
Many members of AFFECT have experience of a close relative or friend that has been sent to prison. We provide a range of support services in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, West Sussex and Dorset areas and provide support to families nationally by telephone.
Amongst the services we offer are: face to face or telephone counselling, telephone support, group meetings and befriending, court support, training and presentations.
We also offer a number of Publications, specifically created to help families enduring their trauma.
We follow a strict code of practice.
AFFECT is a member of Action for Prisoners’ Families; our counsellors are members of BACP.