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Light Lunch

Light Lunch is our weekly ebulletin. It provides readers with a round up of news and developments in the criminal justice system. Light Lunch also features funding opportunities, resources, events, training and sources of support.

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Light Lunch is received by more than 10,000 professionals working in the criminal justice system. Its audience includes senior civil servants, probation and prison staff, and funders, in addition to the voluntary sector. 83% of readers say it's their primary source of information on the voluntary sector working in criminal justice.

Light Lunch is completely free to subscribe to, and members can submit copy free of charge. However, to ensure we can continue to help you make a difference, we’d like to ask readers to make a small, optional, annual contribution of £20. Please click here to donate

Your donation will help to strengthen Clinks, and give us independent income to spend on voluntary sector priorities, including policy and campaigning work; sector sustainability; and helping you support those who are the most marginalised.

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