Today sees the culmination of our #Clinksat20 celebrations! This evening our AGM will take place and we will be celebrating with many of you who have supported and worked with us over the past two decades. For those not attending, keep an eye on our Twitter account tonight and the next couple of days as we will be sharing highlights. We have been overwhelmed by the great birthday videos that you have been sending to us and want to say a huge thankyou to all those who have taken part and told us how Clinks helps your work.
Goodbye and hello
Today we say goodbye to our outgoing Chair, Dame Anne Owers. We would like to thank her for her sterling work over the last seven years providing leadership in the sector. We are indebted to her for her dedicated leadership of the Clinks board since 2011. We will be welcoming our new Chair, Roma Hooper. She says, “I firmly believe that Clinks, with its members, has the ability to continue to thrive and use its influence to strengthen the power of the voluntary sector so it can continue to reduce crime and improve rehabilitation for those facing sentences in prison and in the community.” Read more here
Our strategy for 2019-2022
Today will see the launch of Creating change together, our strategy for 2019-2022. People in the criminal justice system and their families still face huge challenges in getting the support they need to have the futures they deserve. The voluntary sector’s role could not be more important as it is presently. This strategy outlines our strategic objectives, our goals for 2022, how we'll work over the next three years, and the changes we want to see in the criminal justice system. Read more here
Annual review 2017-18
We’re launching our 2017-2018 Annual review. It gives a summary of our work over the previous financial year. In 2017-18 our growing reach has meant we’ve been able to spread opportunities, share good practice and the latest news in the criminal justice system further and wider than ever before. We’ve continued to evolve and adapt to meet the changing needs of our members. Read the annual review here
You may have noticed that we have a new website, launching today! It’s now easier than ever for you to find the information you need. Across all of our areas of work you can find information on the support we provide, the challenges and opportunities in the sector, Clinks and our members’ activities, and our current projects. Get the latest views, debate and discussion on our blogs and delve into the detail with our range of publications. Get involved and improve your skills with our events and training. Browse our jobs board, and our directories listing hundreds of voluntary organisations and thousands of funding opportunities. Take a look around and let us know what you think.
Notes from the Reducing Reoffending Third Sector Advisory Group (RR3) Special Interest Group on Covid-19
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We are extremely disappointed that the JCVI advice on phase 2 of the COVID vaccination programme does not prioritise people in prison and those who work with them, including voluntary sector staff and volunteers https://gov.uk/government/publications/priority-groups-for-phase-2-of-the-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-programme-advice-from-the-jcvi/jcvi-interim-statement-on-phase-2-of-the-covid-19-vaccination-programme