Do you work with people affected by the criminal justice system or their families?
Do you support people in the criminal justice system?
Clinks supports, represents and campaigns for voluntary organisations working in the criminal justice system in England and Wales. Our members are at the heart of what we do.
Clinks membership offers you a voice to influence change, practical assistance to be effective and resilient and support from a community of like-minded professionals. Join our network of over 500 voluntary organisation members, from unstaffed community groups to the largest providers.
Clinks provides a collective voice for voluntary organisations working in the criminal justice system. We have an ongoing dialogue with our members who share with us their experiences and views. We make evidence based recommendations for change.
Influence decision makers
We respond to government and influential stakeholders. We meet regularly with the Ministry of Justice, Cabinet Office and the Home Office, submit responses and represent members on influential bodies.
Stay informed and up-to-date
Clinks provides concise, targeted information, so you can stay up-to-date quickly and easily. Our ebulletins deliver criminal justice news, events, resources and guidance. We also publish specialist ebulletins covering criminal justice policy, and health and justice news.
Share good practice
We collate our members’ expertise, identify and share key lessons and knowledge. We celebrate our members’ successes and highlight their work in case studies.
Be effective and resilient
We advise, support and signpost to sources of further information, enabling you to provide the best opportunities for your staff and the people you engage with:
- Free, unlimited access to a funding directory
- Discounted training and events which inform, engage and promote discussion on topical issues
- Advertise your job vacancies on our popular jobs board
- Get exclusive offers with our partner organisations.
Clinks brokers partnerships and develops networks. Through our online directories, you can identify potential partners, mentoring support and services supporting people in the criminal justice system.
Share your news with our extensive communications network, which reaches over 11,000 people working in the criminal justice system, through our ebulletins and social media activity.
Share experiences and problem solve with like-minded professionals at our events and through our specialist networks for service user involvement managers, women’s organisations and those that work with the arts – the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance provides an engaging and dynamic network for voluntary organisations working in criminal justice and the arts.
What our members say
“Clinks is hugely valuable, creating a consistent voice that can have more impact on politicians, decision-makers and stakeholders on policy.” - Langley House Trust
“Clinks gives us a real insight into what is going on in the criminal justice system and that’s really helpful to us.” - Prisoners Abroad
“The most important thing that Clinks provides to small voluntary organisations, like ourselves, is the voice.” - Lincolnshire Action Trust
“Clinks brings everybody together under the umbrella and provides events and training. It really helps us feel part of a wider community.” - Shannon Trust
Membership types and pricing
Full membership is for non-profit organisations that support our aims.
We are offering free membership to all voluntary organisations until March 2022 with thanks to funding from the Garfield Weston Foundation.
For voluntary organisations with annual income less than £100,000, we are offering free membership until the end of March 2023.
Associate membership is for those who agree with our aims, but are either individuals or not non-profit organisations, including public or private sector employees.
|Public sector organisation:|
|Less than £500,000||£130|
|£500,000 to £1m||£190|
|Private sector organisation||£500 - £1000 negotiable|
Clinks works to protect the valuable relationships we have with our member organisations so we can best fulfil our mission to support, promote and advocate for the voluntary sector working with people in the criminal justice system and their families.
The following two documents help formalise our member relationships:
- Shared expectations: Clinks membership code of conduct. This clearly outlines Clinks' values, our expectations regarding the behaviour of our members and their staff towards Clinks, other members and overall.
- Clinks membership terms and conditions. These are the terms and conditions between Clinks and our members and are based on our Articles of Association.
Browse the list of benefits for full and associate membership.
Members get offers and discounts on a range of services.
Find out who our members are and the services they provide.