Impact assessment 2019
This publication reports on the findings of an assessment of Clinks’ impact. It looks at Clinks’ work since the previous impact assessment in 2016. It set out to review:
- Whether Clinks is providing the range of services and activities that stakeholders want and need
- What difference Clinks is making to its members and the wider voluntary sector in criminal justice and, ultimately, to the sector’s service users
- Whether Clinks’ work is of a good quality.
Over 120 people provided their views in a range of ways. Overall, stakeholders from different sectors were extremely positive about all of Clinks’ work. Most of the changes suggested in this report are tweaks to what Clinks already does, with key recommendations including:
- Considering black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) representation and tackling the disproportionality of BAME people in the criminal justice system
- Enabling members to connect and share information more with each other
- Looking at the programme of work of networks and forums in relation to identifying strategic goals.
The report includes our response to the recommendations, and also provides an update on progress towards meeting the pledges made in our 2016 impact assessment.
Written by Becky Nixon, Ideas to Impact.