Annual review 2017-2018
20 years of supporting the voluntary sector working in the criminal justice system
2018 is the 20th year that Clinks has supported voluntary organisations working with people in the criminal justice system.
We’re proud to have grown from a small project working with organisations in London prisons, into a trusted infrastructure organisation working across England and Wales with over 500 inspirational members and more than 20 dedicated members of staff.
Throughout our history our members have been, and always will be, at the heart of what we do. They are our focus. Our experience and our achievements together mean our work has deep roots, that we have solid relationships with the voluntary sector we serve and a strong influence with government decision makers.
In 2017-18 our growing reach has meant we’ve been able to spread opportunities, share good practice and the latest news in the criminal justice system further and wider than ever before. We’ve continued to evolve and adapt to meet the changing needs of our members.
We’ve supported a sector made up of more than 1700 voluntary organisations, navigating a criminal justice system in constant flux. They’re working in a challenging funding environment, and helping more people than ever with increasingly complex needs to transform their lives – challenges which we see yet again and more acutely this year.
It continues to be crucial that voluntary organisations are heard, what they say is valued, and they are fully involved in decision-making, to ensure the people they support have the best chance of changing their lives for the better. Clinks works to make this happen.