Flexibility is vital
The role and value of the voluntary sector in supporting older people in the criminal justice system
People aged over 50 are the fastest growing group in the prison population. Meeting their needs, both in custody and after release, is one of the most pressing challenges facing the criminal justice system today. It is set to become even more pressing as the population continues to age.
Clinks' Flexibility is vital report looks at the role and the value of voluntary organisations in meeting the needs of older people who have offended, and how, as the need grows, this value might be maximised for the future. The report also sets out recommendations for policy makers, commissioners and funders.