Pact Appoints Head of Faith in Action

Pact (the Prison Advice & Care Trust), the national Catholic charity for people affected by imprisonment, is delighted to announce that Julia Corcoran has been appointed as Head of Faith in Action.

“Our work is firmly rooted in Catholic Social Teaching, and we depend on the generosity and goodwill of the Catholic community in our work for the common good”, said Andy Keen-Downs, CEO. “We are delighted to welcome Julia to the team.”

Julia’s previous paid and voluntary roles have been with Operation Noah, Jesuits in Britain, CAFOD, Westminster Diocese Justice and Peace Commission, CYMFed and the Columbans. Speaking of her new role, she said:

“I’m thrilled to be joining the Pact team as it’s an organisation that responds directly to the Gospel and upholds the dignity and value of every human being. In my new role, I hope to expand the link between the catholic community and the work of Pact. If you or your parish would like to get involved, please email for more information.”

Pact now operates in over 60 prisons across the Catholic Dioceses, and provides a range of national services for prisoners’ families, including the Prisoners Families Helpline service, which last year supported 36,000 worried families.

Andy Keen-Downs (Pact, CEO) with Julia Corcoran (Pact, Head of Faith in Action)