Guides & toolkits
Clinks creates guides and toolkits to support the work of Voluntary and Community Sector organisations that work in and around the Criminal Justice System. These resources are free to download, if you want hard copies of the resources (subject to availability) these can be supplied free of charge to Clinks Members. To learn about the benefits of becoming a Clinks Member, and how to join, click here
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Engaging with police and crime commissioners
This briefing provides information about the role of Police and Crime Commissioners and how the voluntary sector can engage with them. The first part outlines what PCCs are responsible for and why they are important for the voluntary sector to engage with, while the second part focuses on practical tips to help the voluntary sector engage with PCCs.
Good practice in service user involvement
This good practice guide showcases six current examples of best practice in service user involvement from the voluntary sector working in criminal justice. The case studies have been selected to represent a broad range of different approaches, models, organisations and aspects of the Criminal Justice System. We hope that you will be able to learn from these examples and put this good practice into action.
Police and Crime Commissioners Generation 2.0: How you can work with the voluntary sector to cut crime
This briefing outlines the key areas and activities which we believe PCC candidates should prioritise in their election manifesto and police and crime plan once elected. Throughout the document we provide examples of how some current PCCs have responded to these issues.
Guide to service user involvement and co-production
This guide is designed to give you the practical tools you need to develop an involvement programme and approach which places your service users at the heart of your organisation. It provides a structured and accessible introduction to involving people with lived experience of criminal justice in your work, including examples of good practice, checklists, top tips and signposting to further information and support.
Building successful partnerships involving volunteers in the Criminal Justice System
This guide highlights good practice in effective cross sector partnerships working in several European countries. The information in this guide has been collected by means of interviews with organisations already working within volunteer involving partnerships across the CJS. It is aimed at practitioners and is based on practical experience and knowledge.
Effective approaches with young adults - a guide for probation services
The aim of this guide is to give probation practitioners, whether in the National Probation Service or Community Rehabilitation Companies, the tools to deliver a more effective approach to young adults. It provides practical suggestions for effective ways to engage young adults and support their desistance from crime. It also includes suggestions for managers on what they can do to enable practitioners to improve outcomes within probation services.