Our women's network forums are for voluntary organisations providing services designed for women in the criminal justice system. They are a great way to stay up-to-date and informed.
This women’s network forum is held in partnership with Clinks members Anawim, Prison Reform Trust and Agenda. The event will share findings from a University of Worcester research project exploring service user involvement and will share good practice and learning about enabling women with lived experience to have their voices heard. This builds on learning from our expert seminar in December and contributions will be used to produce a toolkit for best practice.
The event will also include:
- An update on government policy and developments
- The opportunity to influence Clinks’ policy work and ensure your voice is represented
It will be participative with opportunities for discussion and sharing of good practice.
Our women's network forums provide support, information and networking opportunities to those working with women in contact with the criminal justice system. They are hosted in partnership with Agenda. Together we gather ideas and views at these events to inform our representative work with government and other stakeholders, including the Ministry of Justice’s Advisory Board for Female Offenders and the Reducing Reoffending Third Sector Advisory Group (RR3).
They are generally aimed at Project Managers and Chief Executive Officers and bring together women's organisations from across the country to discuss shared national challenges and concerns. Usually, the women’s network forums are only open to voluntary organisations who already provide a specialist service or project for women in contact with the criminal justice system. However, on this occasion we are looking to broaden participation and will be inviting some senior people from key public and private sector organisations to attend.