The Justice Committee inquiry on prison reform
Clinks submitted evidence in September 2016 to the Justice Committee’s inquiry on prison reform. Clinks' submission, which pre-dated the Government's publication in November of the Prison Safety and Reform white paper, highlighted that voluntary organisations have a key role to play as strategic and delivery partners in the prison reform programme, helping prisons to become more community-facing institutions and enabling in-reach by volunteers and non criminal justice agencies to undertake a range of activities known to support desistance. It therefore urged the Ministry of Justice and National Offender Management Service to actively consult with the voluntary sector throughout the design and implementation of the reform programme. For more information about the inquiry visit the Justice Committee's webpage here.