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The stories of people who have direct experience of the criminal justice system have the power to create change, if told in the right way.
This Stronger voice training session will help people working for voluntary organisations in the criminal justice system to draw on their own or other people’s personal experience to tell compelling stories that can create change.
Participants will gain:
- An understanding of the general principles of good storytelling
- Practical tips on how to work with people with direct experience of the criminal justice system to tell their stories
- Greater confidence in telling people’s personal stories as part of campaigns to influence change.
Who is this session for?
It is aimed at a mixed level group and it will be most useful for anyone working in a policy, campaigns or communications role, or anyone else interested in telling people’s stories to influence policy or to campaign on issues that matter to their organisation or service users.
About the trainer
The training will be delivered by Liz Kearsley, a communications specialist who works with organisations to improve language, messaging and brand. Liz has been training organisations in the crime and justice sector since 2018 and previously held the position of head of communications at several different charities.
As Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales are funding this programme of work, we are asking for the following criteria to be met:
- These are open to any voluntary organisation working in the criminal justice system, though each event has a different capacity of attendee numbers to ensure the training is effective
- Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, subject to eligibility and availability, though Clinks will reserve specific spaces for organisations working with people in contact with the criminal justice system that are led by and focussed on racially minoritised people
- Please only book one ticket per organisation as we expect there to be high demand for these events.
About Stronger voice
The Stronger voice programme is funded by the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales, and aims to help the voluntary sector working in criminal justice to develop a unified and influential voice, at both a national and regional level. Through this programme, Clinks is bringing together experts across policy, campaigns and communications for a range of free events, training and coaching opportunities to support organisations of all sizes to feel more confident in influencing policy and campaigning for change.