Clinks is delighted that our partnership has been awarded a grant to continue our vital work supporting the voluntary sector working in the Criminal Justice System.
The Ministry of Justice grant will fund a comprehensive programme of work, supporting over 3,000 organisations working in criminal justice through the challenges of the coming year. The core partnership consists of Women’s Breakout, Action for Prisoners' Families, Black Training and Enterprise Group (BTEG) and Wales Council for Voluntary Action. Between us, the partners are the source of information on and for the voluntary sector working in the Criminal Justice System.
Keeping you informed
Clinks' growing communications network consists of over 10,000 people working in, or with an interest in, the voluntary sector in criminal justice. Through our free weekly Light Lunch ebulletin, monthly member’s policy briefings, website and social media platforms we will continue to keep the sector informed.
We will provide information and support on Transforming Rehabilitation and its implications for the voluntary sector, both for those who aim to be part of the supply chain, and those who don't. We will provide advice about strengthening sustainability and identifying new sources of income.
Policy, influencing and voice
Our members value our role in representing their voices to policy and decision makers. We will continue to monitor policy developments, consult with members on their concerns and hopes, and provide in-depth, influential responses to government consultations. Find out more about our policy work here and download our latest State of the Sector research.
Support and guidance
Our training and events will ensure we can offer ‘in person’ support to thousands of staff and volunteers, whilst our guidance and toolkits will continue to be a valuable resource for the sector. Our Local Development Team play a valuable role in supporting local organisations and influencing local structures, whilst gathering intelligence on the experiences and challenges faced.
Services that work with offenders
The Directory of Offender Services and Partnership Finder are our successful online directories that can help you locate rehabilitative services across the country. They are well used by practitioners, commissioners, offenders and their families. We also have a good selection of case studies, featuring good practice and experiences of voluntary sector organisations that work in the Criminal Justice System.
If you want to find out more about Clinks and the work we do, please feel free to email me, or call us on 0207 248 3538
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The RR3 special interest group on Covid-19 will today convene voluntary sector leaders to discuss what is needed to mitigate the impacts of the virus on CJS voluntary organisations and the service users they support. We'll publish the key points from the discussion in a blog.