The Prison Arts Foundation is as important as it is unique. Thanks to our pioneering work with people with convictions lives are being transformed and patterns of behaviour changed for good. Our team of experienced professional artists and practitioners working across the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland are offering people with convictions a lifeline, helping to improve their creative and communications skills, which is key to personal and social development, building self-confidence and unlocking people’s potential.
PAF shares the Department of Justice and Northern Ireland Prison Service’s vision of a criminal justice system that works in partnership with a range of statutory, voluntary and community sector organisations to ensure that individuals are given every possible opportunity to address their offending behaviour and are supported to live their lives free from further offending.
Prison & Secure Settings Community
Who we work with
We work across NI’s criminal justice and secure systems; including custodial settings (serving prisoners) and people in the community (on probation, engaged with youth justice teams, and on community sentences). We work with people of all ages and backgrounds: men, women and young people with experience of the criminal justice system.