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Health and justice

People in contact with the criminal justice system have significantly higher health needs and worse health outcomes than the general population. Find out more about the health needs of people in the criminal justice system.

Clinks supports the voluntary sector working in health and justice. We advocate for health services to better meet the needs of people in contact with the criminal justice system, and for recognition of the role of the voluntary sector.

Health and Justice bulletin

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Keep up-to-date on health and justice developments with our monthly news round-up for voluntary sector organisations involved, or with an interest, in the health and care of people in contact with the criminal justice system and their families.  Find out more here.

Resources and Publications

Guides, reports and case studies for the voluntary sector working in health and justice. See all our health publications here.

VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance

VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance logoClinks is a member of the VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance, a partnership between the Department of Health, NHS England and Public Health England, and 21 national voluntary sector organisations and consortia.  The HW Alliance aims to bring the voice of the sector and people with lived experience into national policy making, to promote equality and reduce health inequalities. Clinks works together with Nacro to raise awareness of the health needs of people in the criminal justice system, and the vital role the voluntary sector can play in addressing them. To find out more, please contact hazel.alcraft@clinks.org.