Clinks - supporting voluntary organisations that work with offenders and their families https://www.clinks.org/ en State of the Sector https://www.clinks.org/node/3056 <span>State of the Sector</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/124838" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Abi Lunn</span> </span> <span>18 Mar 2024 - 14:15</span> <div id="layout-section-wrapper" class="layout--7:5"> <div class="container"> <div class="row" role="main"> <div class="col-md region region--first"> </div> <div class="d-none d-lg-block col-md-4 region region--second"> <div> <h2>What&#039;s new</h2> <div> <h2 class="h4">Blogs</h2> <div class="views-element-container"><div class="views-view-whats-new mb-4 js-view-dom-id-8b42bc7c16a8f5b59ddf880a6427c601e186153224b67669d40fe2406d6de4ad"> <div class="views-view-grid horizontal cols-1 clearfix"> <div class="row"> <div class="col"><article data-history-node-id="3063" role="article" about="/community/blog-posts/state-sector-2023-key-trends-voluntary-sector" typeof="schema:Article"> <div class="row pr-lg-1"> <div class="col-lg-4 d-flex align-items-center justify-content-md-start justify-content-center pr-md-0"> <a href="/community/blog-posts/state-sector-2023-key-trends-voluntary-sector"> <div class="field field--name-banner-image field--type-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"> <a href="/community/blog-posts/state-sector-2023-key-trends-voluntary-sector" hreflang="en"><img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog/public/2024-03/Clinks-Conference-2023-20.jpg?itok=O0sBUolr" width="500" height="500" alt="SOTS 23 report blog banner" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> </div> </div> </a> </div> <div class="col py-3"> <h1 class="card-title h6"> <a href="/community/blog-posts/state-sector-2023-key-trends-voluntary-sector" rel="bookmark"> <span property="schema:name">State of the Sector 2023 - key trends in the voluntary sector</span> </a> </h1> <span property="schema:name" content="State of the Sector 2023 - key trends in the voluntary sector" class="hidden"></span> <span property="schema:interactionCount" content="UserComments:0" class="hidden"></span> <div class="card-text"> <div property="schema:text" class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-item">This blog reflects on the findings from our new 2023 State of the Sector report.</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </article></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div> <h2 class="h4">Publications</h2> <div class="views-element-container"><div class="views-view-whats-new mb-4 js-view-dom-id-2ef6aea07df6a84aa6876c1fd38725553ad004a31b9f74c302c33c02fdd37e7a"> <div class="views-view-grid horizontal cols-1 clearfix"> <div class="row"> <div class="col"><article data-history-node-id="3104" role="article" about="/publication/rr3-special-interest-group-accommodation-2023-24-report-2"> <div class="row pr-lg-1"> <div class="col-lg-4 d-flex align-items-center justify-content-md-start justify-content-center pr-md-0"> <a href="/publication/rr3-special-interest-group-accommodation-2023-24-report-2"> <div class="card-img-top shadow-sm"> <a href="/publication/rr3-special-interest-group-accommodation-2023-24-report-2" hreflang="en"><img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/resource/public/2024-05/Pages%20from%20RR3%20Special%20Interest%20Group%20on%20Accommodation%202023-24%20-%20Report%202-2.pdf_.png?itok=X2C8Szq_" width="550" height="778" alt="Cover page" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> </a> </div> <div class="col py-3"> <h1 class="card-title h6"> <a href="/publication/rr3-special-interest-group-accommodation-2023-24-report-2" rel="bookmark"> <span>RR3 Special Interest Group on Accommodation 2023-24: Report 2</span> </a> </h1> <div class="card-text"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary"> <div class="field-items mb-2"> <div class="field-item d-inline">The second of a three-part report from the Special Interest Group on Accommodation</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </article></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div> <h2 class="h4">Latest on Twitter</h2> <div class="views-element-container"><div class="views-view-whats-new mb-4 js-view-dom-id-4d22cd10a56fae980f026838aa9acff327d41c4cf43dce4887abdf58259c4518"> <div class="views-view-grid horizontal cols-1 clearfix"> <div class="row"> <div class="col"><article data-history-node-id="3019" role="article" about="/node/3019" class="p-3 card card-border-blue bg-light"> <div> <a href="https://twitter.com/clinks_tweets" class="text-color-reset" target="_blank" title="Clinks Tweets"> <img src="/themes/clinks/clinks_theme/icons/clinks_twitter.png" class="rounded-circle mr-2 mb-1" width="40px"><strong>Clinks</strong> @clinks_tweets ¬∑ 5 months </a> <div class="card-text"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">ūüĒä Clinks Thinks is back ūüĒä We have created #ClinksThinks to set out our principles, ambitions, and recommendations for delivering a fair and effective Criminal justice system. Our CEO @AnneFoxThoughts speaks about the change we need in the Criminal Justice System. </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </article> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div> <h2 class="h4">Events</h2> <div class="views-element-container"><div class="views-view-whats-new-events js-view-dom-id-d5ee8e091990fa95b1c1669842bdd62b2de5549c37a1d89e20c51e2a9c65a71b"> <div class="card-border-blue contextual-region p-3 bg-light views-row"><div class="views-field views-field-title"><h6 class="field-content"><a href="/event/576" hreflang="en">North of England criminal justice forum</a></h6></div><div class="views-field views-field-date__value"><h6 class="views-label views-label-date__value d-inline-block field-label mr-1">Date</h6><span class="field-content">Tuesday 21 May</span></div><div class="views-field views-field-venue"><h6 class="views-label views-label-venue d-inline-block field-label mr-1">Location</h6><span class="field-content">Online</span></div><div class="views-field views-field-price"><h6 class="views-label views-label-price d-inline-block field-label mr-1">From</h6><span class="field-content">Free</span></div></div> <div class="card-border-blue contextual-region p-3 bg-light views-row"><div class="views-field views-field-title"><h6 class="field-content"><a href="/event/581" hreflang="en">Older people in criminal justice (OPIC) network meeting </a></h6></div><div class="views-field views-field-date__value"><h6 class="views-label views-label-date__value d-inline-block field-label mr-1">Date</h6><span class="field-content">Thursday 23 May</span></div><div class="views-field views-field-venue"><h6 class="views-label views-label-venue d-inline-block field-label mr-1">Location</h6><span class="field-content">Online</span></div><div class="views-field views-field-price"><h6 class="views-label views-label-price d-inline-block field-label mr-1">From</h6><span class="field-content">Free</span></div></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="bg-light layout--one-column" id="layout-section-wrapper--2"> <div class="container"> <div class="row" role="main"> <div class="col region region--first"> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div id="layout-section-wrapper--3" class="layout--one-column"> <div class="container"> <div class="row" role="main"> <div class="col region region--first"> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div id="layout-section-wrapper--4" class="layout--one-column"> <div class="container"> <div class="row" role="main"> <div class="col region region--first"> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 18 Mar 2024 14:15:48 +0000 Abi Lunn 3056 at https://www.clinks.org Clinks Events | June 2024 https://www.clinks.org/node/3109 <span>Clinks Events | June 2024</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><h2 class="sn-blue text-align-center">Clinks events and training</h2> <h3 class="sn-red text-align-center">June 2024</h3> <p>Clinks run events and training for voluntary organisations working in the criminal justice system. We hear time and time again that organisations feel stronger alongside others and enjoy being part of a well-connected network.</p> <p>If you have any ideas of events and training that would benefit you/your organisation, please contact us at¬†<a href="mailto:events@clinks.org">events@clinks.org</a></p> <p><span class="sn-red">Come to one of our upcoming events to stay connected, learn something new and work together for a better criminal justice system.</span></p> <p><strong class="sn-blue"><span><span><span><span><span>Navigating the criminal justice system workshop</span></span></span></span></span></strong><br /><span><span><span><span><span><strong class="sn-red">09:30, 4 June | online | from ¬£75</strong></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Are you new to working or volunteering in the criminal justice system? Do you have volunteers or staff members who want to increase their understanding of the criminal justice system?¬† </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The criminal justice system as a whole can be quite daunting to understand because of both its size and complexity. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Join us at this three-hour workshop for voluntary sector staff and volunteers in which we aim to increase awareness of and provide the opportunity to explore and discuss how the criminal justice system is organised, the complexities within it, and how it works.¬† </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The workshop will explore the different elements of, and the various structures within, the criminal justice system, including government departments, regional and local statutory agencies, and the role of the voluntary sector, the services they provide and its work in supporting people</span></span></span><span><span><span>. </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><a href="https://www.clinks.org/event/578?utm_source=Newsflash&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=newsflash150524"><span><span>Book your place here</span></span></a>¬† </span></span></p> <p><strong class="sn-blue"><span><span><span><span><span>Working and volunteering in prisons training</span></span></span></span></span></strong><br /><strong class="sn-red"><span><span><span><span><span>10:00, 19 June | online | from ¬£95</span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Are you new to working or volunteering in prisons? Do you have volunteers or staff members who want to increase their understanding of the prison system? </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Working or volunteering in a prison can be quite daunting due to the many complexities associated with its unique environment and establishing the role of the voluntary sector within that can be challenging. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Join us at this three-hour training session for voluntary sector staff and volunteers in which we aim to raise awareness of the prison environment and provide information on key aspects such as staffing structures and departments, prison procedures and current challenges associated with working in prisons. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>We will explore ways in which voluntary sector staff can have meaningful and professional engagement with prisons operationally, as well as ensuring safety and responsible ways of working are understood and prioritised</span></span></span><span><span><span>. </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><a href="https://www.clinks.org/event/579?utm_source=Newsflash&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=newsflash150524"><span><span>Book your place here</span></span></a>¬† </span></span></p> <p><strong class="sn-blue"><span><span><span><span><span>Clinks‚Äô Members Connect</span></span></span></span></span></strong><br /><span><span><span><span><span><strong class="sn-red">10:00, 24 June | online | free</strong></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>We are excited to invite you to our upcoming virtual event; ‚ÄėClinks' Members Connect‚Äô! As valued members of our community, we are thrilled to bring you together for an engaging and informative session designed to help you get the most from your membership.¬† </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>At Clinks' Members Connect, you will have the opportunity to: </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Connect with fellow members and the Clinks team </span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Discover exclusive updates, resources, and member benefits from Clinks and our partners </span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Participate in interactive sessions, including Q&amp;A opportunities and member-focused discussions </span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Spotlight a Clinks team and gain insights into how they directly support our membership community. </span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Whether you are a longstanding member, recently joined our community, or are considering joining, this event is for you!¬† </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Do not miss out on this opportunity to connect, learn, and collaborate with fellow members to get the most from your Clinks membership</span></span></span><span><span><span>. </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><a href="https://www.clinks.org/event/582?utm_source=Newsflash&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=newsflash150524"><span><span>Book your place here</span></span></a>¬† </span></span></p> <p><strong class="sn-blue"><span><span><span><span><span>Women‚Äôs Network forum</span></span></span></span></span></strong><br /><span><span><span><span><span><strong class="sn-red">10:00, 25 June | online | free</strong></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Our quarterly women‚Äôs networking forums, hosted in partnership with Agenda, provide support, information and networking opportunities to those working with women in contact with the criminal justice system. They also provide updates on policy, member activity and host speakers on relevant topics. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The forums provide an opportunity to gather feedback and key issues raised by organisations working with women in contact with the criminal justice system, enabling Clinks to reflect these to national government at Reducing Reoffending Third Sector Advisory Group (RR3) meetings.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Come along to the Women‚Äôs Network forum to learn more about creating change for women</span></span></span><span><span><span>. </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><a href="https://www.clinks.org/event/580?utm_source=Newsflash&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=newsflash150524"><span><span>Book your place here</span></span></a>¬† </span></span></p> <p><strong class="sn-blue"><span><span><span><span><span>Justice Innovators: Expert-led solutions for racial equity in criminal justice</span></span></span></span></span></strong><br /><span><span><span><span><span><strong class="sn-red">13:00, 27 June | online | free</strong></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-AU" xml:lang="EN-AU" xml:lang="EN-AU"><span><span>‚ÄėJustice Innovators: Expert-Led Solutions for Racial Equity‚Äô is a series of lunchtime events led by the Clinks Race and Justice Network. This series aims to showcase the expertise and groundbreaking work of By and For-led organisations dedicated to advancing racial equity and justice.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-AU" xml:lang="EN-AU" xml:lang="EN-AU"><span><span>The primary goal of this series is to highlight the specialised knowledge and innovative approaches of leaders within the Race and Justice Network. These events are designed to provide a platform for these experts to share their insights, strategies, and successes in tackling issues of racial justice, to inspire and inform decision-makers and other stakeholders.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-AU" xml:lang="EN-AU" xml:lang="EN-AU"><span><span>These sessions will champion the different communities that make up the Clinks Race and Justice Network and shine a light on the nuances of each community.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-AU" xml:lang="EN-AU" xml:lang="EN-AU"><span><span>We will launch this series on 27 June by amplifying the steadfast work of organisations led by and for Gypsy Roma Traveller communities</span></span></span><span><span><span>. </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><a href="https://www.clinks.org/event/583?utm_source=Newsflash&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=newsflash150524"><span><span>Book your place here</span></span></a>¬† </span></span></p> <h3 class="sn-red text-align-center"><span><span><span><span><span>Other upcoming events you might have missed</span></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.clinks.org/event/576?utm_source=Newsflash&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=newsflash150524"><span><span>North of England criminal justice forum</span></span></a><span><span><span>: <span class="sn-red">10:00, 21 May | online | free</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.clinks.org/event/581?utm_source=Newsflash&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=newsflash150524"><span><span>Older people in criminal justice (OPIC) network meeting</span></span></a><span><span><span>: <span class="sn-red">14:00, 23 May | online | free</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h2 class="sn-blue text-align-center"><span><span><a href="https://www.clinks.org/events?utm_source=Newsflash&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=newsflash150524"><span><span><span>See all our upcoming events here</span></span></span></a></span></span></h2> <p class="text-align-center">-----------------------------------------------------------</p> <p class="text-align-center"><img alt="Clinks logo" height="182" src="https://www.clinks.org/sites/default/files/emails/clinks_logo_strap_rgb_med-res.png" width="461" /></p> <p class="text-align-center">You are receiving this email because you subscribe to Light Lunch.</p> <p class="text-align-center">Get involved¬†<a href="https://clinks.org/membership?utm_source=Newsflash&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=NewsflashFooter">Become a Member</a>¬†|¬†<a href="http://twitter.com/Clinks_Tweets">Follow Clinks¬†on Twitter</a></p> <p class="text-align-center">Contact us¬†<a href="http://www.clinks.org/?utm_source=Newsflash&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=NewsflashFooter">www.clinks.org</a>¬†|¬†<a href="mailto:info@clinks.org">info@clinks.org</a>¬†|¬†020 4502 6774</p> <p class="text-align-center"><a href="http://www.clinks.org/user">Click here to manage your subscriptions</a>. For assistance, email¬†<a href="mailto:info@clinks.org">info@clinks.org</a></p> <p class="text-align-center">¬© Clinks, 2024</p> <p class="text-align-center">Registered office: 82A James Carter Road, Mildenhall, Suffolk, IP28 7DE¬†</p> <p class="text-align-center">Registered charity: 1074546 | Company limited by guarantee in England &amp; Wales: 3562176</p></div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/124611" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Jason Watt</span> </span> <span>15 May 2024 - 12:08</span> Wed, 15 May 2024 11:08:54 +0000 Jason Watt 3109 at https://www.clinks.org Clinks Light Lunch | Issue 831 | 17 May 2024 https://www.clinks.org/node/3108 <span>Clinks Light Lunch | Issue 831 | 17 May 2024</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><img alt="Clinks Light Lunch banner image" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="4ccf6514-ef1a-48fc-b89b-33b190ee3725" src="/sites/default/files/emails/Light%20Lunch_0.png" class="align-center" width="650" height="150" loading="lazy" /><p>In this issue...</p> <ul class="tableOfContents"><li><a href="#CN-CybCCotBoT">CLINKS NEWS: Could you be Clinks' Chair of the Board of Trustees?</a></li> <li><a href="#CN-Rsr">CLINKS NEWS: RR3 seats recruitment</a></li> <li><a href="#CN-EoCLS">CLINKS NEWS:¬†End of Custody Licence Supervision</a></li> <li><a href="#CE-Ntcjsw">CLINKS EVENT:¬†Navigating the criminal justice system workshop</a></li> <li><a href="#MF-PT">MEMBER FOCUS:¬†Purfleet Trust¬†</a></li> <li><a href="#CMN-Pf-i">CLINKS MEMBER‚ÄôS NEWS: PRT factsheets - women's imprisonment</a></li> <li><a href="#CMN-cfr">CLINKS MEMBER‚ÄôS NEWS: court fines research</a></li> <li><a href="#CMN-sopipfybmh">CLINKS MEMBER‚ÄôS NEWS: survey of people in prison finds yoga boosts mental health</a></li> <li><a href="#CME-tiat">CLINKS MEMBER‚ÄôS EVENT: trauma informed awareness training</a></li> <li><a href="#CME-tarir">CLINKS MEMBER‚ÄôS EVENT: the arts' role in rehabilitation</a></li> <li><a href="#CJS-dpno">CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: dedicated prison neurodiversity officers</a></li> <li><a href="#CJS-pteaitdaaw">CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: plan to expand and improve the drug and alcohol workforce</a></li> <li><a href="#NEAT-uraeAitps">NON-MEMBERS' EVENTS AND TRAINING:¬†using responsible and ethical AI in the public sector</a></li> <li><a href="#NEAT-slflw">NON-MEMBERS' EVENTS AND TRAINING: seven lessons for living well</a></li> <li><a href="#R-MHAW">RESOURCE: Mental Health Awareness Week</a></li> <li><a href="#O-RotA-R">OPPORTUNITY: Race on the Agenda - Peer Researchers</a></li> <li><a href="#CMV-">CLINKS MEMBERS‚Äô VACANCIES:</a></li> <li><a href="#R(LOTW-">READS (AND LISTENS) OF THE WEEK:</a></li> <li><a href="#EI-">EXTRA INFORMATION:</a></li> </ul><h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CN-CybCCotBoT" name="CN-CybCCotBoT"></a><span>CLINKS NEWS: Could you be Clinks' Chair of the Board of Trustees?</span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span>Clinks is looking for a Chair who can lead our incredible Board and work collaboratively with our leadership team to steward a vibrant and vital voluntary sector. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Are you knowledgeable of the voluntary sector within criminal justice? Can you help us implement our new strategy during a crucial time in our sector? Join us and be an integral part of our mission t</span></span></span></span></span></span></span>o support, represent and advocate for the voluntary sector in the criminal justice system.¬†</p> <p><span><span><span><span>As Chair, your leadership will be instrumental in shaping our strategic direction and governance. Responsibilities include providing leadership to the board, managing meetings and subcommittees, and leading in succession planning.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>If you are interested in joining us to create positive change and transform lives within the criminal justice system -<a href="https://www.clinks.org/voluntary-community-sector/vacancies/14986?utm_source=LightLunch&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=lightlunch831"> find out more and apply here</a>.</span></span></span></span></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CN-Rsr" name="CN-Rsr"></a><span>CLINKS NEWS: RR3 seats recruitment</span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span>Clinks is seeking senior leaders from the criminal justice voluntary sector to join an influential advisory group to government - <a href="https://www.clinks.org/our-work/influencing-criminal-justice-policy#RR3" target="_blank" title="https://www.clinks.org/our-work/influencing-criminal-justice-policy#rr3"><span><span><span>The Reducing Reoffending Third Sector Advisory Group</span></span></span></a> (RR3). The Group works closely with senior officials in the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) to build an effective partnership between government and the voluntary sector.¬†We are looking for three new seat holders who can help to inform and advise on policy across England and Wales.¬†Applications close on¬†</span></span><span class="sn-red">[28 May, 10:00]</span><span><span>. The new seats are:</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><strong class="sn-blue">Lived-Experience:</strong>¬†This person will be a<strong> </strong>senior leader working in a voluntary organisation with personal experience of the criminal justice system (CJS), as well as someone with experience of working with people/ groups of people with lived experience. This could be in service delivery, advocacy, advice and guidance, or other areas relating to supporting people with lived experience.¬†<a href="https://www.clinks.org/voluntary-community-sector/vacancies/14965?utm_source=LightLunch&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=lightlunch831" target="_blank" title="https://www.clinks.org/voluntary-community-sector/vacancies/14965"><span><span><span>Find out more and apply here</span></span></span></a></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong class="sn-blue"><span><span>Longer sentences:</span></span></strong><strong>¬†</strong><span><span>We are looking for someone with extensive experience of working with people serving, or who have served, long sentences (of 10+ years or indeterminate sentences). This could be in service delivery, policy, advocacy, advice and guidance, or other areas related to longer sentences. <a href="https://www.clinks.org/voluntary-community-sector/vacancies/14948?utm_source=LightLunch&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=lightlunch831" target="_blank" title="https://www.clinks.org/voluntary-community-sector/vacancies/14948"><span><span><span>Find out more and apply¬†here</span></span></span></a></span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong class="sn-blue">Older people in the criminal justice system:</strong>¬†<span><span><span><span>Older people represent the fastest growing cohort in the prison population. Clinks is seeking a senior leader from the voluntary sector with expertise on older people (aged 50+) in the criminal justice system. Experience of supporting older people, and understanding the distinct challenges, both in prison and on release that older people experience is essential. </span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><a href="https://www.clinks.org/voluntary-community-sector/vacancies/14949?utm_source=LightLunch&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=lightlunch831"><span><span><span>Find out more and apply here</span></span></span></a></span></span></span></span></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CN-EoCLS" name="CN-EoCLS"></a><span>CLINKS NEWS:¬†End of Custody Licence Supervision</span></h3> <p>As first shared on the 3 May 2024, Clinks is gathering information from voluntary organisations on their experiences of the End of Custody Licence Supervision (ECSL) scheme. If your organisation is working with prisons operating the scheme, please <a href="https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=WOGE3PFcSUuS7FoMag5Fuw3U99RyQ55LsPgwGmUg6NlUM1Y1OUxYVkE3QjdRMkhJTkpSOTRVN1dGUS4u" target="_blank" title="https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=woge3pfcsuus7fomag5fuw3u99ryq55lspgwgmug6nlum1y1ouxyvke3qjdrmkhjtkpsotrvn1dgus4u">complete this short survey</a> to tell us more.</p> <p>This week has seen significant political and media interest in the 'early release' scheme. We want to make sure the voluntary sector is represented in the discussion and, to do that, we need your help.</p> <p>This survey is anonymous but if you would like to discuss your concerns with Clinks please get in touch at <a href="mailto:policy@clinks.org" target="_blank" title="mailto:policy@clinks.org">policy@clinks.org</a></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CE-Ntcjsw" name="CE-Ntcjsw"></a><span>CLINKS EVENT:¬†Navigating the criminal justice system workshop</span></h3> <p>Are you new to working or volunteering in the criminal justice system? Do you have volunteers or staff members who want to increase their understanding of the criminal justice system?</p> <p>The criminal justice system as a whole can be quite daunting to understand because of both its size and complexity.</p> <p>Join us at this three-hour workshop <span class="sn-red">[4 June, online, from ¬£75]</span>¬†for voluntary sector staff and volunteers in which we aim to increase awareness of and provide the opportunity to explore and discuss how the criminal justice system is organised, the complexities within it, and how it works.</p> <p>The workshop will explore the different elements of, and the various structures within, the criminal justice system, including government departments, regional and local statutory agencies, and the role of the voluntary sector, the services they provide and its work in supporting people. <a href="https://www.clinks.org/event/578?utm_source=LightLunch&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=lightlunch831">Book your place here</a></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="MF-PT" name="MF-PT"></a><span>MEMBER FOCUS:¬†Purfleet Trust¬†</span></h3> <p><strong>Purfleet Trust¬†</strong>aims to help people experiencing homelessness rebuild their lives and achieve their full potential by providing a range of support services tailored to their needs. By doing so, they aim to reduce homelessness and help vulnerable individuals become self-sufficient and independent.¬†<br /> ¬†<br /> At the heart of everything they do is a commitment to treating every person who comes to them with compassion, respect, and dignity. Purfleet Trust believe that by providing a welcoming and supportive environment, they can help individuals to rebuild their lives and achieve their full potential. <a href="https://www.purfleettrust.org.uk/">Find out more here</a></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CMN-Pf-i" name="CMN-Pf-i"></a><span>CLINKS MEMBER‚ÄôS NEWS: PRT factsheets - women's imprisonment</span></h3> <p>The <strong>Prison Reform Trust</strong> has published factsheets showing a detailed breakdown of the use of imprisonment for women in each police force area in England and Wales in 2022. The factsheets have been compiled from analysis of local court data.</p> <p>These factsheets follow on from the publication of data resources in October last year of ‚Äė<a href="https://prisonreformtrust.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/All-overview-tables.pdf">at a glance</a>‚Äô data tables summarising the use of custody for each local police force area between 2014-2022.</p> <p>This analysis of local data reveals significant geographical variations between police force areas. This variation may, in part, reflect areas with more effective coordinated approaches to women in the criminal justice system. In some areas, such as Manchester and London, there have been concerted local efforts to develop more effective responses to women‚Äôs offending through joined up working between police, courts, and women‚Äôs services. <a href="https://prisonreformtrust.org.uk/womens-local-data-resource/">View the factsheets here</a></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CMN-cfr" name="CMN-cfr"></a><span>CLINKS MEMBER‚ÄôS NEWS: court fines research</span></h3> <p>New research undertaken by the <strong>Centre for Justice Innovation </strong>shows that criminal court fines have a disproportionate impact on people already struggling to make ends meet and which feel impossible to pay off.¬†As part of the research, the Centre interviewed 56 people on low incomes sentenced to fines.</p> <p>The courts in England and Wales aim to ensure that fines have an equal impact on people regardless of their financial circumstances, but the Centre‚Äôs research shows that people on low-to-middle incomes end up with poor financial and mental health outcomes.</p> <p>The research calls for reform of the fines system, both to fix clear injustices and to avoid the legitimacy of the justice system being undermined. <a href="https://justiceinnovation.org/publications/impact-court-fines-people-low-incomes-data-review">Read the research briefing here</a></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CMN-sopipfybmh" name="CMN-sopipfybmh"></a><span>CLINKS MEMBER‚ÄôS NEWS: survey of people in prison finds yoga boosts mental health</span></h3> <p><strong>The</strong> <strong>Prison Phoenix Trust</strong> has published findings from a survey of people in prison using laptops in their cells to learn yoga and meditation. 712 people in three young offenders institutions, and one adult training and resettlement prison, took part in the survey. Some 87% people who tried yoga and meditation classes through their in-cell laptops said it helps them to feel better physically. Mental health benefits included "peace of mind" (reported by 77%); improved mental focus (75%); improved mood (73%); better sleep (69%); and help to manage stress (69%).</p> <p>The provision of yoga on in-cell devices supports HM Prison and Probation Service's strategic objective to give people in its care digital tools and technology to support their rehabilitation. <a href="https://www.theppt.org.uk/2024/05/09/yoga-on-laptops-boosts-mental-health-in-prisons/">Read the full findings here</a></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CME-tiat" name="CME-tiat"></a><span>CLINKS MEMBER‚ÄôS EVENT: trauma informed awareness training</span></h3> <p><strong>One Small Thing</strong> are running a one-day online course <span class="sn-red">[16 July, online, from ¬£114]</span> designed to support staff in organisations to develop an understanding of the dynamics and process of trauma, inform practice and support system change.</p> <p>The objectives of the course are:</p> <ul><li>To understand the pervasiveness of violence and the impact it has upon people</li> <li>To know the definitions of trauma, and what being ‚Äėtrauma-informed‚Äô means</li> <li>To understand how knowledge about trauma can make your work easier and safer</li> <li>To learn about self-care for you and those you work with.</li> </ul><p><a href="https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/becoming-trauma-informed-awareness-a-one-day-training-course-tickets-894408940217?aff=oddtdtcreator">Find out more and book your place here</a></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CME-tarir" name="CME-tarir"></a><span>CLINKS MEMBER‚ÄôS EVENT: the arts' role in rehabilitation</span></h3> <p>Join <strong>Prisoner Advice Service</strong>'s upcoming panel discussion <span class="sn-red">[29 May, 18:00, London, free]</span>, which will take as its focus the role that access to the arts plays in prisoner and ex-prisoner rehabilitation, and will feature panellists from <strong>Koestler Arts</strong>, freelance artist Erika Flowers and record label, Red Tangent Records, as well as musical performances from ex-prisoners.</p> <p>To reserve a place, please e-mail <a href="mailto:list@prisonersadvice.org.uk">list@prisonersadvice.org.uk</a></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CJS-dpno" name="CJS-dpno"></a><span>CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: dedicated prison neurodiversity officers</span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Dedicated neurodiversity officers are now in place in every public prison in England and Wales to better support people.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>The specialist staff are tasked with making sure people with neurodiverse needs are identified and can access the right education and training opportunities while in prison. The Ministry of Justice says that s</span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span>upport managers will ensure other prison staff know how to avoid and de-escalate volatile situations when working with people that have neurodiverse conditions.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Pavan Dhaliwal, Chief Executive of <strong>Revolving Doors</strong>, said;</span></span></span><span><span>¬†</span></span><span><span><span>‚ÄúWe are pleased to hear that a key commitment of the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/a-response-to-the-criminal-justice-joint-inspection-neurodiversity-in-the-criminal-justice-system-action-plan">Neurodiversity Action Plan</a> has been fulfilled, and there are now Neurodiversity Support Managers in all publicly owned prisons in the country. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span>¬†</span></span><span><span><span>‚ÄúA disproportionate number of people in prison are neurodiverse ‚Äď ensuring that they are able to access appropriate support, and that the justice system is responsive to their needs, is key to breaking the cycle of crisis and crime. We look forward to seeing the impact this will have.‚ÄĚ</span></span></span></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CJS-pteaitdaaw" name="CJS-pteaitdaaw"></a><span>CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: plan to expand and improve the drug and alcohol workforce</span></h3> <p>The government has laid out plans to give more professionals such as police officers, probation workers,¬†nurses and paramedics the ability to supply a life-saving opioid overdose antidote without a prescription to save the lives of the most vulnerable.¬†The government will shortly update legislation to enable more services and individuals to provide take-home supplies of naloxone, which almost immediately reverses the effects of an opioid overdose by reversing breathing difficulties.¬†</p> <p>Alongside this, the government has published a new 10-year strategic plan to expand and improve the drug and alcohol treatment and recovery workforce. <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/expansion-of-life-saving-opioid-overdose-treatment">Find out more here</a></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="NEAT-uraeAitps" name="NEAT-uraeAitps"></a><span>NON-MEMBERS' EVENTS AND TRAINING:¬†using responsible and ethical AI in the public sector</span></h3> <p>In this seminar from the Academy for Social Justice¬†<span class="sn-red">[5 June, online, free]</span>, the speakers will explore a range of ethical AI principles and highlight toolkits designed to engage a diverse range of stakeholders in consequence, scanning the ethical use of artificial intelligence in applications.</p> <p>Responsible, trustworthy and ethical Artificial Intelligence (AI) are essential to build public trust and meet legal obligations, yet how can public sector organistions put ethical principals into practice?</p> <p>Considering emerging legalisation on AI, organisations need to openly address ethical principles such as bias, fairness, explainability, transparency, data privacy, accountability, and safety through effective AI Governance. <a href="https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/considerations-for-using-responsible-and-ethical-ai-in-the-public-sector-registration-899808751197">Find out more and book your place here</a></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="NEAT-slflw" name="NEAT-slflw"></a><span>NON-MEMBERS' EVENTS AND TRAINING: seven lessons for living well</span></h3> <p>In this seminar¬†from the Academy for Social Justice¬†<span class="sn-red">[11 June, online, free] </span>Bruce Hood,¬†Professor of Developmental Psychology in Society at¬† the University of Bristol, will outline the seven lessons for living well based on his university lecture series and his new book. This seminar will also offer some practical exercises that will teach you how to control your mind and deal with adversity.</p> <p>This seminar will offer some practical exercises that will teach you how to control your mind and deal with adversity. You will learn about the pitfalls to watch out for and how you can apply ‚Äúhappiness hacks‚ÄĚ to change your life for better and for good. <a href="https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-science-of-happiness-seven-lessons-for-living-well-tickets-904615237527?aff=oddtdtcreator">Find out more and book your place here</a></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="R-MHAW" name="R-MHAW"></a><span>RESOURCE: Mental Health Awareness Week</span></h3> <p>This week marks¬†Mental Health Awareness Week run by the‚ÄĮ<a href="https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/our-work/public-engagement/mental-health-awareness-week" target="_blank">Mental Health Foundation</a>.¬†The theme of the week for 2024 is¬†<strong>Movement: Moving more for our mental health</strong>.¬†Catch up on the range of important and interactive <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23MentalHealthAwarenessWeek&amp;src=hashtag_click">events and activities promoted on X</a>, or visit the Clinks website and catch up on our latest Evidence Library review; <em><a href="https://www.clinks.org/publication/best-practice-working-people-mental-health-problems-probation?utm_source=LightLunch&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=lightlunch831">Best practice working with people with mental health problems on probation</a>.</em></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="O-RotA-R" name="O-RotA-R"></a><span>OPPORTUNITY: Race on the Agenda - Peer Researchers</span></h3> <p>Race On The Agenda (ROTA) supported with funding from Propel, are recruiting 10 Peer Researchers to take part in the first ROTA Community Research Partnership, exploring the ways in which racial inequities affect the Black and other racialised communities of London.</p> <p>To be eligible to apply you must:</p> <ul><li>Be based in London to conduct the research.¬†</li> <li>Have lived experience as an individual from a Black &amp; Global Majority Background.¬†</li> <li>Have close ties with your community.¬†</li> <li>Be committed to developing research skills in a fast-paced environment.¬†</li> <li>Possess good people skills.¬†</li> <li>Have the ability to engage with and listen to members of your community.¬†¬†</li> <li>Have good communication skills in English</li> </ul><p>Successful candidates will be engaged in the partnership from June until December and will receive a ¬£3000 stipend. The closing date for all applications is <span class="sn-red">24 May, 2024 at 12 noon</span>.¬†<a href="http://www.rota.org.uk/our-work/current-projects/rcrp/">Find out more here</a></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CMV-" name="CMV-"></a><span>CLINKS MEMBERS‚Äô VACANCIES:</span></h3> <p>Recovery Navigator¬†with <strong>The Forward Trust</strong> <span class="sn-red">[¬£25,154 - ¬£30,742, London, full time]</span>; Trainer with <strong>St.Giles Trust </strong><span class="sn-red">[¬£27,000 - ¬£28,500 FTE, HMP Bullingdon, part time]</span>;¬†Detached Caseworker with <strong>Spark2Life</strong> <span class="sn-red">[¬£25,000 - ¬£27,500, London, full time]</span>; Head of Finance with<strong> Spark2Life</strong> <span class="sn-red">[¬£40,000 - ¬£50,000, London, full time]</span>;¬†Intervention Worker with <strong>Hestia Housing &amp; Support</strong> <span class="sn-red">[¬£26,873, London, part time]</span>;¬†Senior Fundraising Officer with<strong> St.Giles Trust</strong> <span class="sn-red">[¬£32,000 - ¬£39,000, London/Hybrid, full time]</span>;¬†Project Officer (consultant) ‚Äď Footsteps Forward Project with¬†<strong>Restorative Justice for All International Institute CIC</strong> <span class="sn-red">[¬£24,700 - ¬£28,543 FTE, London, part time]</span>;¬†Treasurer with <strong>Unlock</strong> <span class="sn-red">[voluntary, remote, part time]</span>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.clinks.org/vacancies?utm_source=LightLunch&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=lightlunch831">For more information about these vacancies, and many more, click here</a></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="R(LOTW-" name="R(LOTW-"></a><span>READS (AND LISTENS) OF THE WEEK:</span></h3> <ul><li><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001z635">Radio 4 Appeal, Prisoners' Education Trust</a></li> <li><a href="https://insidetime.org/newsround/governor-quits-at-failing-wandsworth-prison/">Governor quits at failing Wandsworth prison</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m001z63r">The World This Weekend - England's prison problem</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/society/article/2024/may/15/court-hearings-postponed-emergency-measures-prison-overcrowding-england">Last-minute delay to hundreds of court hearings due to prison overcrowding in England</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/business/article/2024/may/16/its-going-gangbusters-how-britain-fell-in-love-with-bubble-tea">‚ÄėIt‚Äôs going gangbusters!‚Äô How Britain fell in love with bubble tea</a></li> </ul><h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="EI-" name="EI-"></a>EXTRA INFORMATION:</h3> <p class="text-align-center">About Clinks Light Lunch</p> <p class="text-align-center">This edition of Light Lunch has been sent to the inbox of 13877 people working (or with an interest) in the criminal justice system of England and¬†Wales.<br /> If you would like to include something in a future edition of Light Lunch,¬†<a href="http://www.clinks.org/LightLunchSubmissions">use our submission form</a>.<br /> Get involved¬†<a href="https://clinks.org/membership?utm_source=Newsflash&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=NewsflashFooter">Become a Member</a>¬†|¬†<a href="http://twitter.com/Clinks_Tweets">Follow Clinks¬†on Twitter</a><br /> Contact us¬†<a href="http://www.clinks.org/?utm_source=Newsflash&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=NewsflashFooter">www.clinks.org</a>¬†|¬†<a href="mailto:info@clinks.org">info@clinks.org</a>¬†| <a href="tel:020 4502 6774">020 4502 6774</a><br /><a href="http://www.clinks.org/user">Click here to manage your subscriptions</a>. For assistance, email¬†<a href="mailto:info@clinks.org">info@clinks.org</a><br /> Registered office: 82A James Carter Road, Mildenhall, Suffolk, IP28 7DE¬†<br /> Registered charity: <a href="tel:1074546">1074546</a> | Company limited by guarantee in England &amp; Wales: 3562176<br /> ¬© Clinks, 2024</p> <p class="text-align-center"><img alt="Clinks logo" height="150" src="https://www.clinks.org/sites/default/files/emails/clinks_logo_strap_rgb_low-res_1_0.jpg" width="379" /></p></div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/124838" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Abi Lunn</span> </span> <span>13 May 2024 - 12:42</span> Mon, 13 May 2024 11:42:10 +0000 Abi Lunn 3108 at https://www.clinks.org Clinks Policy Briefing | May 2024 https://www.clinks.org/node/3107 <span>Clinks Policy Briefing | May 2024</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><img alt="Policy Briefing" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="cabbf9ce-0da4-485e-9b4d-dcdec67a9ad0" src="/sites/default/files/emails/clinks_policy-briefing_header_1_10.png" class="align-center" width="600" height="150" loading="lazy" /><p><strong>In this month's edition...</strong></p> <ul class="tableOfContents"><li><a href="#PwaC">Policy work at Clinks‚Ä謆</a></li> <li><a href="#Ga">Government announcements‚Äč</a></li> <li><a href="#P">Publications‚Äč</a></li> <li><a href="#B">Blogs‚Äč</a></li> <li><a href="#Ei">Extra information‚Äč</a></li> </ul><h2 class="sn-blue"><a id="PwaC" name="PwaC"></a><img alt="Policy work at Clinks" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="6d47026c-91a9-4741-960b-1f89e32d2527" src="/sites/default/files/emails/clinks_policy-briefing_section-headings_1_28.png" width="600" height="75" loading="lazy" />¬†</h2> <p class="MsoNormal"><span><span class="a ab ac ae af ag ah ai aj ak b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u ui-provider v w x y z" dir="ltr">In recent months, Clinks‚Äô Chief Executive, Anne Fox, and Head of Influence &amp; Communications, Sam Julius, have been engaging with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) ministerial team on the pressures on probation and the voluntary sector. Following the measures announced as part of the '<a href="http://chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/https://www.clinks.org/sites/default/files/2024-04/Probation%20Re-set.pdf">Probation Reset</a>', we will continue to gather evidence of impact and liaise with officials. Contact policy@clinks.org if you would like to share any impact on your organisation.</span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span><span class="a ab ac ae af ag ah ai aj ak b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u ui-provider v w x y z" dir="ltr"><a href="https://clinks.org/publication/rr3-special-interest-group-accommodation-2023-24-report-2?utm_source=Policy%20Briefing&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy%20Briefing%13May24">We have now published the second report</a> as part of the work of the RR3‚Äôs <a href="https://www.clinks.org/publication/rr3-special-interest-group-accommodation-terms-reference?utm_source=Policy%20Briefing&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy%20Briefing%13May24">Special Interest Group (SIG) on Accommodation</a>. The report focuses on the barriers faced by people leaving prison, specifically accessing the private rented sector and setting out a range of practical recommendations designed to mitigate these barriers. The findings will be presented at the Cross-Whitehall Accommodation Board and the HMPPS Accommodation Board in May.</span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span><span class="a ab ac ae af ag ah ai aj ak b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u ui-provider v w x y z" dir="ltr">This month, Clinks also <a href="https://clinks.org/publication/rr3-special-interest-group-employment-2023-24-report?utm_source=Policy%20Briefing&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy%20Briefing%13May24">published a report from the RR3 SIG on Employment</a> which explores the barriers to employment faced by people both in prison and on their release into the community. Clinks, alongside Alasdair Jackson, CEO of Recycling Lives and the RR3 seat holder for employment, are engaging MoJ and the HMPPS New Futures Network on the recommendations. Further work is ongoing to reinforce the evidence base regarding the need for additional post-release employment support in the community, alongside engaging with the Department for Work and Pensions on proposed reforms to Universal Credit.¬†</span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal">The Reducing Reoffending Third Sector Advisory Board (RR3) is recruiting for three newly created seats on the group: the <a href="https://clinks.org/voluntary-community-sector/vacancies/14949?utm_source=Policy%20Briefing&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy%20Briefing%13May24">older people in the criminal justice system seat</a>, the <a href="https://clinks.org/voluntary-community-sector/vacancies/14948?utm_source=Policy%20Briefing&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy%20Briefing%13May24">long sentences seat</a>, and <a href="https://clinks.org/voluntary-community-sector/vacancies/14965?utm_source=Policy%20Briefing&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy%20Briefing%13May24">the lived experience seat. </a>The deadline for applications to these seats is <span class="sn-red">[Tuesday 28 May 2024, 10am]</span>. <a href="https://clinks.org/vacancies?keys=rr3&amp;sort_by=created?utm_source=Policy%20Briefing&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy%20Briefing%13May24">More information about each of these roles can be found on the Clinks website</a>.</p> <h2 class="sn-blue"><a id="Ga" name="Ga"></a><img alt="Government announcements" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="df1bca32-13da-499c-afe4-42ea78cc6cc9" src="/sites/default/files/emails/clinks_policy-briefing_section-headings_2_28.png" width="600" height="75" loading="lazy" /></h2> <p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/female-offender-strategy-delivery-plan-progress-report">Female offender strategy delivery plan: 'One Year on' progress report</a> | Following the publication of the Female Offender Strategy Delivery Plan in 2023, the Ministry of Justice published a progress report. This notes that 20 out of the 51 commitments in the Delivery Plan have been completed. The report also says "good progress" is being made on "most of the remaining commitments". It expects these to be delivered by the end of the Delivery Plan. The report also gives some examples of progress against the four aims of the Delivery Plan and sets out focusses for the year ahead. These focusses include demand and capacity in prisons, remand, residential accommodation in the community, health, and the evidence base for what works for women to improve outcomes at all points in the justice system.</p> <p><span><span><span>Latest criminal justice statistics published | The Ministry of Justice published statistics covering <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/offender-management-statistics-quarterly-october-to-december-2023">people in the criminal justice system</a>, <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/safety-in-custody-quarterly-update-to-december-2023">safety in custody</a>, <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/safety-in-the-children-and-young-people-secure-estate-update-to-december-2023">the children and young people‚Äôs secure estate (CYPSE)</a>, and <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/proven-reoffending-statistics-april-to-june-2022">proven reoffending</a>. There were 87,869 people in prison on 31 March 2024. There were 291 deaths in custody in the year to March 2024, a 10% decrease from last year. The number of self-harm incidents in prison rose 28% in the year to December 2023, with the rate of self-harm incidents per 1,000 people increasing 11% in female establishments and increasing 24% in male establishments. The annualised rate of self-harm per 100 children in the CYPSE decreased by 41% in the quarter to September 2023 compared to the same quarter last year, standing at 345.8 incidents per 100 children and young people per year. The proven reoffending rate for the April to June 2022 cohort was</span></span></span>¬†25.8%.</p> <p><span><span><span><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/electronic-monitoring-statistics-publication-march-2024">Latest electronic monitoring statistics</a> | The Ministry of Justice published the latest statistics on electronic monitoring (EM), covering the use of tags. These found the total number of people fitted with an EM device rose 16% as of 31 March 2024, compared to 31 March 2023. Court bail orders remained the largest cohort of people fitted with EM devices, accounting for 36% of all people with a device. The proportion of people with an EM devices under a court bail order also rose 14% between 31 March 2023 and 31 March 2024. People fitted with a GPS location monitoring device accounted for 50% of people being monitored. The number of people fitted with an alcohol monitoring device rose 27% between 31 March 2023 and the same date in 2024. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/justice-data-lab-statistics-april-2024/hmpps-cfo-report-html-version">Justice Data Lab report on HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) Creating Future Opportunities (CFO) programme</a> | As part of the April 2024 Justice Data Lab publications, there was a report on the HMPPS CFO programme. This is a programme based on one-to-one case management, aiming to increase the employability of participants. It operates in the community, in custody, and through the gate. The report looked at the reoffending behaviour of men and women who participated in the CFO programme sometime between 2015 and 2021 and concluded in or after August 2018. The overall results show men who took part in the programme in the community were less likely to reoffend, reoffend less frequently, and took longer to reoffend than those who did not take part in the programme. These results were also found to be statistically significant. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/mental-health-funding-to-tackle-reoffending-in-wales">Mental health funding to reduce reoffending in Wales</a> | The government announced that it has awarded a ¬£1.1 million contract to G4S with Forensic Psychology Consultancy to support the delivery of Mental Health Treatment Requirements in Wales. The government said this new service followed a successful pilot in Swansea which has been running since August 2021. The pilot found that 80% of people who took part in this kind of community order experienced a significant benefit to their mental health.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/tough-new-measures-to-bolster-landmark-victims-law">New measures to bolster Victims and Prisoners Bill</a> | </span></span></span>The government announced several further amendments it will table to the Victims and Prisoners Bill. This includes provisions to enable victims of serious crimes committed by people with mental health disorders to give a Victim Impact Statement during the Mental Health Tribunal Process. This takes place before someone is released and allows release conditions to be requested. Other amendments will introduce a new statutory duty on the police and other criminal justice agencies. This duty would mean they have to deliver services in accordance with the Victims' Code, as well as informing victims of their rights under it. Compliance with this duty will be overseen by the Victims Commissioner.</p> <p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-laws-to-clamp-down-on-disruptive-protesters-come-into-force">New laws to stop disruptive protesters come into force</a> | The Home Office announced new Serious Disruption Prevention Orders have now come into force. These orders empower police to intervene before someone causes serious disruption, for people who have previously committed protest related offences or not followed court-imposed restrictions. These orders can be imposed on someone who has, on at least two occasions, committed protest related offences, or breached the conditions of an injunction. Restrictions can include preventing someone from being in a particular place or area, participating in disruptive activities, being with protest groups at given times, and from using the internet to encourage protest-related offences. Specific restrictions will be decided by the court, can last up to two years, and can be renewed. Breaching an order is a criminal offence with a maximum penalty of six months in prison and/or an unlimited fine.</p> <h2 class="sn-blue"><a id="P" name="P"></a><img alt="Publications" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="7ac907b2-52cc-4cb6-97d6-cce75724b5ca" src="/sites/default/files/emails/clinks_policy-briefing_section-headings_4_28.png" width="600" height="75" loading="lazy" /></h2> <p><strong class="sn-orange">Prisons</strong></p> <p><span><span><span><a href="https://hmiprisons.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmipris_reports/improving-behaviour-in-prisons-a-thematic-review/">Improving behaviour in prisons: A thematic review</a> | HM Inspectorate of Prisons completed a thematic review around improving positive behaviour in prisons. The report identifies the features of eight prisons which were creating cultures that encouraged men and women to engage constructively with staff and make better use of their time in custody. During the review, inspectors identified five key elements leaders used to encourage positive behaviour in prisons. These included leaders setting and reinforcing clear boundaries with an expectation of high standards of behaviour from both people in prison and staff, a focus on reward rather than formal disciplinary procedures motiving people in prison to change their behaviour, and clear and effective communication and good promotion of the incentives on offer contributing to a shared understanding of the vision, aims, and objectives of the prison. </span></span></span></p> <p><strong class="sn-orange"><span><span><span>Probation</span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><a href="https://www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmiprobation/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2024/03/Research-and-Analysis-Bulletin-The-interventions-landscape-for-probation-services-delivery-challenges-and-opportunities.pdf">The interventions landscape for probation services</a> | HM Inspectorate of Probation published the latest academic insight report, looking at the delivery, challenges, and opportunities in the landscape of probation services, as elements of this are being recommissioned in 2024-25. The report is based on probation inspections, interviews with senior probation leaders, representatives from voluntary sector organisations, and current and former members of the Correctional Services Advice and Accreditation Panel, and a survey of probation professionals. Key findings include around half of the cases in recent inspections did not receive sufficient, or sufficient quality, interventions or services, and gaps were highlighted around specific needs, particularly suitable housing, and specific sub-groups, especially services for racially minoritised people. In developing the intervention landscape, there should be an overriding principle to support delivery aligned with evidence, that is personalised, holistic, engaging, responsive, and inclusive. </span></span></span></p> <p><strong class="sn-orange">Youth justice</strong></p> <p><span><span><span><a href="https://www.ayj.org.uk/news-content/young-advocates-report-2024">Keeping children and young people out of the justice system</a> | The Alliance for Youth Justice and Leaders Unlocked published the second report from the Young Advocates project. This presents findings from engagement with 90 children and young people, on three priority topics: criminalisation, policing, and intervention and diversion. The report's findings include that young people are put under suspicion due to their age, associations, and "the group", and most are targeted due to race and nationality, with intersectionality significantly impacting targeting and treatment. Moreover, it found police accountability is disproportionate to the increasing powers forces have, and that young people do not feel safe from police officers, even at home. Recommendations included government investment in non-criminal education related to emotional management, healthy relationships, consent, survivorship, and loss, and prohibiting the use of tasers on children and the strip searching of children by police officers. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/youth-justice-board-for-england-and-wales-strategic-plan-2024-27">Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Strategic Plan 2024-27</a> | The Youth Justice Board (YJB) published its strategic plan for the next three years. As part of this plan, the YJB sets out three objectives: to support the improvement of youth justice services in local communities; to focus on addressing persistent racial disparities across the youth justice system; and to influence the development of policy and practice to advance the adoption of Child First throughout the youth justice system. The YJB goes on to set out 10 success measures. These include, improvement in the outcomes of independent assessments conducted by HM Inspectorate of Probation, and ongoing evidence from the Government Internal Audit Agency and National Audit Office identifies the YJB is effective in managing resources allocated and it is continuing to meet the outcomes set in this strategy. </span></span></span></p> <p><strong class="sn-orange"><span><span><span>Wales</span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/criminal-justice-board-for-wales-annual-report-2023-24">Criminal Justice Board for Wales Annual Report 2023-24</a> | The Criminal Justice Board for Wales published its third annual report, updating on its activities over the previous year. The Board aims, alongside the Local Criminal Justice Boards, to work together to ensure the system is fair, efficient, and effective for victims, witnesses, people who have offended, and employees. On meeting the needs of people who have committed offences, the report highlights work delivered against several recommendations from the review into the landscape of offending across Wales. This included work to understand and address crime and offending behaviour locally, with evidence-led, local offending profiles being completed to inform each Local Criminal Justice Board, and on a joined-up commissioning approach, with the Integrated Offender Management Cymru website holding and sharing information about the interventions and services available across Wales. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/criminal-justice-anti-racism-action-plan-for-wales-annual-report-23-24">Criminal Justice Anti-Racist Action Plan for Wales Annual Report 2023-24</a> | Following the publication of the Criminal Justice Anti-Racist Action Plan for Wales in September 2022, the first report on the plan‚Äôs progress was published. Further reports will be published each spring of the Plan's duration. In terms of the first year of progress, the report notes the Criminal Justice Board for Wales worked to set up structures to ensure the plan can be delivered, and a "One Public Service Anti-Racism Summit" was held in Cardiff in May 2023. The summer brought together leaders of all public bodies, including criminal justice partners, to discuss the urgency of action needed for an Anti-Racist Wales. The report goes on to provide updates against each of the seven key commitments in the plan.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong class="sn-orange"><span><span><span>Multiple disadvantage</span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/evaluation-of-the-changing-futures-programme">Changing Futures programme evaluation: Second interim report</a> | </span></span></span>The Department for Levelling Up, Housing, and Communities published the second interim report of its evaluation of the Changing Futures programme. This programme seeks to test innovative approaches to improving outcomes for people experiencing multiple disadvantages, including contact with the criminal justice system. It is running in 15 areas across England from 2021 to 2025. This report gives early indications of progress towards individual-level and service-level outcomes, more information on the characteristics of the people engaged with the programme and explores how funded areas are seeking to address systems change around commissioning. Findings include that there are differences between the experiences of people who have and have not spent time in prison, and people who have been to prison were also more likely to report experience of homelessness, and alcohol or drug use.</p> <p><strong class="sn-orange"><span><span><span>Courts</span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><a href="https://appeal.org.uk/news/2024/5/7/appeal-finds-racist-and-classist-intent-behind-majority-jury-verdicts-and-possible-links-to-wrongful-convictions"><em>Doubt Dismissed: Race, Juries and Wrongful Conviction</em></a> | </span></span></span>APPEAL published a report exploring the introduction of majority jury verdicts in England and Wales in 1967 and recent case studies about majority verdicts. The report notes at least some ministerial support for the introduction of majority verdicts was based on concerns about unanimity being incompatible with the diversification of Britain, and documents found suggested the change was, at least in some part, introduced to ‚Äúdilute the influence‚ÄĚ of racially minoritised migrants and the new ‚Äúlabouring class‚ÄĚ. It also argues restrictions in the Contempt of Court Act 1981 are an ‚Äúenormous impediment‚ÄĚ to studying majority verdicts in real cases. With the research finding over 1,100 Crown Court convictions are on majority verdicts each year, the report makes four recommendations, including returning to unanimity for criminal convictions, and improved data collection.</p> <p><strong class="sn-orange"><span><span><span>Health</span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/drug-and-alcohol-treatment-for-victims-and-suspects-of-homicide">Drug and alcohol treatments for victims and suspects of homicide</a> | The Office for Health Improvements and Disparities and the Home Office published a Better Outcomes through Linked Data report looking at the use of substance misuse treatment services by victims and suspects of homicide in England. It links records from the Homicide Index database (HI) between April 2019 and March 2021 with records from the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS). It found that 3% of victims and 11% of suspects of homicide had a treatment record in the NDTMS, with 10% of all homicide incidents including a victim or suspect with at least one treatment record for either drugs or alcohol. Most suspects (68% of those with a treatment record) had a treatment record only after the homicide, most of which were for treatment in prison. Almost two-thirds (62% of those with a treatment record) of all suspects in the HI were involved with a homicide that was recorded as drug-related.</span></span></span></p> <h2 class="sn-blue"><a id="B" name="B"></a><img alt="Blogs" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="1118ca9a-055d-4682-a0f2-62624e204d91" src="/sites/default/files/emails/clinks_policy-briefing_section-headings_5_29.png" width="600" height="75" loading="lazy" /></h2> <p><span><span><span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/society/2024/apr/29/prisoners-with-cancer-england-more-likely-die">People in prison with cancer in England more likely to die of it than other patients</a> | <em>The Guardian</em> have written about <a href="https://doi.org/10.1016/S1470-2045(24)00035-4">research recently published in <em>The Lancet Oncology</em></a>, that found cancer patients in English prisons have a 9% increased risk of death compared with cancer patients in the general population. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/stephen-lawrence-day-we-need-to-recognise-the-drivers-for-disparity">Stephen Lawrence Day: we need to recognise the drivers for disparity</a> |The Youth Justice Board's Business Intelligence and Insights Directorate published a blog highlighting racial disparities in the youth justice system and the work being done to tackle it. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/suffolk-youth-justice-service-a-prevention-and-diversion-success">Suffolk Youth Justice Service: Prevention and Diversion</a> | The Youth Justice Board (YJB) published an article sharing the experiences of Amy Bruce, Operations Manager at Suffolk Youth Justice Service, of being an early adopter of </span></span></span>the YJB's new Prevention and Diversion Assessment Tool.</p> <p><a id="Ei" name="Ei"></a><img alt="Extra information" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="3eb90a0a-dd62-4a2c-9971-9a01a1fb7544" src="/sites/default/files/emails/clinks_policy-briefing_section-headings_6_28.png" width="600" height="75" loading="lazy" /></p> <img alt="Clinks logo" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="7a070117-4eaa-429e-ad1f-aae0709fd604" height="125" src="/sites/default/files/emails/clinks_logo_strap_rgb_low-res_2.jpg" width="316" class="align-center" loading="lazy" /><p class="text-align-center"><strong>Get involved¬†</strong><a href="http://www.clinks.org/membership?utm_source=Policy%20Briefing&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy%20Briefing%20Footer">Become a Member</a>¬†|¬†<a href="http://www.twitter.com/Clinks_Tweets">Follow Clinks</a>¬†|¬†<a href="http://www.clinks.org/subscribe?utm_source=Policy%20Briefing&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy%20Briefing%20Footer">Join Mailing List</a></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>Contact Us¬†</strong><a href="http://www.clinks.org/?utm_source=Policy%20Briefing&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy%20Briefing%20Footer">www.clinks.org</a>¬†|¬†<a href="mailto:info@clinks.org">info@clinks.org</a>¬†|¬†020 4502 6774</p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>This month's edition was written by...</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center">Clinks Specialist Policy Officer, Franklin Barrington</p> <p class="text-align-center"><a href="http://www.clinks.org/user">Click here to manage your subscriptions</a>. For assistance, email¬†<a href="mailto:info@clinks.org">info@clinks.org</a></p> <p class="text-align-center">Registered charity: 1074546 | Company limited by guarantee in England &amp; Wales: 3562176</p> <p class="text-align-center">Registered office: 82A James Carter Road, Mildenhall, Suffolk, IP28 7DE</p> <p class="text-align-center">¬© Clinks, 2024</p></div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/119186" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Franklin Barrington</span> </span> <span>07 May 2024 - 12:48</span> Tue, 07 May 2024 11:48:50 +0000 Franklin Barrington 3107 at https://www.clinks.org Newsflash | RR3 SIG on Accommodation - Report 2 https://www.clinks.org/node/3106 <span>Newsflash | RR3 SIG on Accommodation - Report 2</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><img alt="RR3 logo" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="fc3ca279-fc80-40e5-9f66-8b9728963996" height="195" src="/sites/default/files/emails/RR3%20PNG_0.png" width="296" class="align-center" loading="lazy" /><h2 class="sn-blue text-align-center">RR3 Special Interest Group on Accommodation report</h2> <h3 class="sn-red text-align-center">Part 2</h3> <p><span><span><span>Today, we are publishing the <a href="https://www.clinks.org/publication/rr3-special-interest-group-accommodation-2023-24-report-2?utm_source=Newsflash&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=newsflash020524">second report</a>¬†</span></span></span>from the <a href="https://www.clinks.org/publication/rr3-special-interest-group-accommodation-terms-reference?utm_source=Newsflash&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=newsflash020524">Special Interest Group on Accommodation</a>¬†(SIG), convened as part of the work of the <a href="https://www.clinks.org/our-work/influencing-criminal-justice-policy#RR3">Reducing Reoffending Third Sector Advisory Group</a>.</p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>This report focuses specifically on the problems faced by people leaving prison in accessing the private rented sector (PRS), including issues related to Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates, guarantors, upfront costs and discrimination. After highlighting the key issues, the report sets out a range of practical measures designed to mitigate them.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>The report is divided into five sections:</span></span></span></span></span></p> <ol><li><span><span><span><span><span><span>An overview ‚Äď the inaccessibility and unaffordability of the private rented sector (PRS)</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Landlord reluctance to let to people leaving prison</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Prison pay</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Universal credit</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p><span><span><span><span><span>It found that:</span></span></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span><span><span><span>The PRS has become increasingly unaffordable and inaccessible for people leaving prison, driven by the financial insecurity faced by a significant proportion of people in prison and on their subsequent release</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Frozen LHA rates meant that the lowest 30% of rental properties were no longer affordable to people in receipt of Universal Credit (UC) and Housing Benefit</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Landlord reluctance to let to people leaving prison continues to present significant challenges</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Low rates of prison pay prevent people serving custodial sentences from being able to save up prior to release</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>The UC system is further exacerbating the financial insecurity of people on their release from prison, related to an inability to submit claims prior to release and deductions to monthly payments.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span><span><span>The third report ‚Äď focused on accessing housing-related support will be published in the coming weeks.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>As with the first report, work is now ongoing to engage with officials responsible for the areas outlined in this report. We will continue to update SIG participants and the wider sector as to our progress. Please contact </span></span><a href="mailto:bronte.jack@clinks.org" target="_blank" title="mailto:bronte.jack@clinks.org"><span><span><span>bronte.jack@clinks.org</span></span></span></a><span><span> with any questions.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <h2 class="sn-blue text-align-center"><a href="https://www.clinks.org/publication/rr3-special-interest-group-accommodation-2023-24-report-2?utm_source=Newsflash&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=newsflash020524">Read the report here</a></h2> <p class="text-align-center">-----------------------------------------------------------</p> <p class="text-align-center"><img alt="Clinks logo" height="182" src="https://www.clinks.org/sites/default/files/emails/clinks_logo_strap_rgb_med-res.png" width="461" /></p> <p class="text-align-center">You are receiving this email because you subscribe to Light Lunch.</p> <p class="text-align-center">Get involved¬†<a href="https://clinks.org/membership?utm_source=Newsflash&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=NewsflashFooter">Become a Member</a>¬†|¬†<a href="http://twitter.com/Clinks_Tweets">Follow Clinks¬†on Twitter</a></p> <p class="text-align-center">Contact us¬†<a href="http://www.clinks.org/?utm_source=Newsflash&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=NewsflashFooter">www.clinks.org</a>¬†|¬†<a href="mailto:info@clinks.org">info@clinks.org</a>¬†|¬†020 4502 6774</p> <p class="text-align-center"><a href="http://www.clinks.org/user">Click here to manage your subscriptions</a>. For assistance, email¬†<a href="mailto:info@clinks.org">info@clinks.org</a></p> <p class="text-align-center">¬© Clinks, 2024</p> <p class="text-align-center">Registered office: 82A James Carter Road, Mildenhall, Suffolk, IP28 7DE¬†</p> <p class="text-align-center">Registered charity: 1074546 | Company limited by guarantee in England &amp; Wales: 3562176</p></div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/124611" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Jason Watt</span> </span> <span>01 May 2024 - 14:01</span> Wed, 01 May 2024 13:01:01 +0000 Jason Watt 3106 at https://www.clinks.org Clinks Light Lunch | Issue 830 | 10 May 2024 https://www.clinks.org/node/3105 <span>Clinks Light Lunch | Issue 830 | 10 May 2024</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><img alt="Clinks Light Lunch banner image" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="4ccf6514-ef1a-48fc-b89b-33b190ee3725" src="/sites/default/files/emails/Light%20Lunch_0.png" class="align-center" width="650" height="150" loading="lazy" /><p>In this issue...</p> <ul class="tableOfContents"><li><a href="#CN-nRs">CLINKS NEWS: new RR3 seats</a></li> <li><a href="#MF-WC">MEMBER FOCUS:¬†Wizer CIC</a></li> <li><a href="#CMN-IITCfCJ">CLINKS MEMBER‚ÄôS NEWS: Imagine If Theatre Company¬†founder¬†Chesca Joy</a></li> <li><a href="#CMN-athapl">CLINKS MEMBER'S NEWS: a call to house all prison leavers</a></li> <li><a href="#CMN-srfo5tc">CLINKS MEMBER‚ÄôS NEWS: successful resettlement for over 50's to continue</a></li> <li><a href="#CJS-EoCSLu">CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM:¬†End of Custody Supervised Licence updates</a></li> <li><a href="#CJS-Fosdp'yopr">CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM:¬†Female offender strategy delivery plan¬†'one year on' report</a></li> <li><a href="#CJS-ptptsj">CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: pioneering therapy pilot to support jurors</a></li> <li><a href="#CJS-UNifHW">CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: Urgent Notification issued for HMP Wandsworth</a></li> <li><a href="#CME-">CLINKS MEMBER‚ÄôS EVENT:¬†"Where the hell am I going to get that money from?"</a></li> <li><a href="#CMV-">CLINKS MEMBERS‚Äô VACANCIES:</a></li> <li><a href="#ROTW-">READS OF THE WEEK:</a></li> <li><a href="#EI-">EXTRA INFORMATION:</a></li> </ul><h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CN-nRs" name="CN-nRs"></a><span><span>CLINKS NEWS: new RR3 seats</span></span></h3> <p><span><span>Clinks is seeking senior leaders from the criminal justice voluntary sector to join an influential advisory group to government - <a href="https://www.clinks.org/our-work/influencing-criminal-justice-policy#RR3" target="_blank" title="https://www.clinks.org/our-work/influencing-criminal-justice-policy#rr3">The Reducing Reoffending Third Sector Advisory Group</a> (RR3). The Group works closely with senior officials in the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and HM Prisons and Probation Service (HMPPS) to build an effective partnership between government and the voluntary sector.¬†We are looking for three new seat holders who can help to inform and direct policy across England and Wales.¬†Applications close on¬†<span class="sn-red">[28 May, 10:00]</span>. The new seats are:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong class="sn-blue">Lived-Experience:</strong>¬†This person will be a<strong> </strong>senior leader working in a voluntary organisation with personal experience of the criminal justice system (CJS), as well as someone with experience of working with people/ groups of people with lived experience. This could be in service delivery, advocacy, advice and guidance, or other areas relating to supporting people with lived experience.¬†<a href="https://www.clinks.org/voluntary-community-sector/vacancies/14965" target="_blank" title="https://www.clinks.org/voluntary-community-sector/vacancies/14965">Find out more and apply here</a></span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong class="sn-blue">Longer sentences:</strong><strong>¬†</strong>We are looking for someone with extensive experience of working with people serving, or who have served, long sentences (of 10+ years or indeterminate sentences). This could be in service delivery, policy, advocacy, advice and guidance, or other areas related to longer sentences. <a href="https://www.clinks.org/voluntary-community-sector/vacancies/14948" target="_blank" title="https://www.clinks.org/voluntary-community-sector/vacancies/14948">Find out more and apply¬†here</a></span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong class="sn-blue">Older people in custody:</strong><strong> </strong>Older people represent the fastest growing cohort in the prison population. Clinks is seeking a senior leader from the voluntary sector with expertise on older people (aged 50+) in the criminal justice system. Experience of supporting older people, and understanding the distinct challenges, both in prison and on release that older people experience is essential. <a href="https://www.clinks.org/voluntary-community-sector/vacancies/14949">Find out more and apply here</a></span></span></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="MF-WC" name="MF-WC"></a>MEMBER FOCUS:¬†<span><span><span>Wizer CIC</span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Wizer CIC accept referrals for prison leavers 12 weeks prior to release and then work collaboratively with agencies to ensure there isn't any overlap and duplication.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Specialist Navigators offer intensive support in the community to address the individual needs and then look to transition into further employment, training or education. Wizer has worked with an education providor for many years, offering fully funded, sector based qualifications with full access to over 300 employers as part of the colleges wider network.</span></span></span></span></span>¬†<a href="https://www.clinks.org/directory/128903">Find out more</a></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CMN-IITCfCJ" name="CMN-IITCfCJ"></a>CLINKS MEMBER‚ÄôS NEWS: <span><span><span><span><span>Imagine If Theatre Company¬†</span></span></span></span></span>founder¬†Chesca Joy</h3> <p class="x"><span><span><span><span><span>Imagine If Theatre Company are devastated to announce the sudden passing of founder Artistic Director and Chief Executive, Chesca Joy on Wednesday 1 May 2024.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Chesca established <em><span>imagine if¬†¬†</span></em>in 2015 to instigate active change in people‚Äôs lives through the arts. Through her unique skills as a writer, facilitator and producer, Chesca built a reputation for supporting and telling the stories of some of society‚Äôs most vulnerable and underrepresented communities. But it was her compassion and kindness towards individuals in these communities that really changed lives. The work that she created touched literally thousands of people. F</span></span></span>or the time being, all activity will be stopped.<span><span><span>¬†<a href="https://imagineiftheatre.co.uk/about/">Read the full statement here</a></span></span></span></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CMN-athapl" name="CMN-athapl"></a><span><span><span>CLINKS MEMBER'S NEWS: a call to house all prison leavers</span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Own Merit CIC is thrilled to mark its first full year of operation, pioneering a housing model co-created with voluntary organisations, prison staff and men in prison, granting residents agency to shape house rules and operations. The accommodation, though mostly unstaffed, ensures safety through the resident-led approach, with CCTV surveillance and probation support as a failsafe. Own Merit is honoured to have received attention from <a href="https://youtu.be/FwlOxgKnGDA?si=hlOqqeL5bzs3I46T">BBC Breakfast</a>; <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/article/2024/may/05/fishmongers-hall-heroes-in-housing-project-for-ex-inmates">The Guardian</a>¬†and¬†<a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cld0e0zg60ro">BBC News</a> (clink on the links to view) as well as various radio programmes, amplifying their mission to raise awareness of resettlement challenges across the sector. Own Merit believes each prison leaver can, and should, be housed. Thanks to all supporters and collaborators. <a href="https://ownmerit.org/">Find out more about Own Merit CIC</a></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CMN-srfo5tc" name="CMN-srfo5tc"></a>CLINKS MEMBER‚ÄôS NEWS: successful resettlement for over 50's to continue</h3> <p>Recoop are delighted to announce they will be delivering a second year of the 50+ Resettlement programme at HMP Standford Hill. This follows a successful first year where they received positive feedback and results from the participants who completed the course.</p> <p>The 50+ Resettlement course is aimed specifically at preparing those leaving prison within 12 months and transitioning into the community. It covers many aspects such as health and wellbeing, benefits, personal budgeting, technology and more. It is the only resettlement course aimed specifically at the older cohort and is co-produced with service users to ensure they are equipped with the knowledge needed for a positive release.¬†<a href="https://www.recoop.org.uk/the-impact-of-the-recoop-50-resettlement-programme/">Find out more¬†</a></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CJS-EoCSLu" name="CJS-EoCSLu"></a>CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM:¬†End of Custody Supervised Licence updates</h3> <p class="Default"><span><span><span>The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has implemented new changes to the use of End of Custody Supervised Licence (ECSL). As of <span class="sn-red">[23 May]</span>, eligible adult male<span>s in prison</span> can be released up to 70 days ahead of their conditional release date subject to strict conditions. In women‚Äôs prisons, use of ECSL will be paused as of Tuesday <span class="sn-red">[14 May]</span>.</span></span></span></p> <p class="Default"><span><span><span>ECSL operates temporarily in prisons where deemed necessary based on local population trends. People in custody who meet the eligibility criteria are presumed to qualify for release, but HMPPS staff can refer to a central panel made up of senior prison and probation leads if they believe that release under ECSL would materially increase an individual‚Äôs risk.</span></span></span></p> <p class="Default"><span><span><span>Anyone with questions regarding how this policy may impact their work with people leaving prison can get in touch with¬†<span><a href="mailto:sam.julius@clinks.org">sam.julius@clinks.org</a></span></span></span></span></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CJS-Fosdp'yopr" name="CJS-Fosdp'yopr"></a>CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM:¬†Female offender strategy delivery plan¬†'one year on' progress report</h3> <p class="Default">This week, the Ministry of Justice shared a progress report on their¬†<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/female-offender-strategy-delivery-plan-2022-to-2025">Female Offender Strategy Delivery Plan (FOSDP)</a>. The plan was published in 2023, and sets out four key priorities over the 2022 to 2025 period, which incorporated 51 commitments. This one year on publication looks at the progress made in delivering on these commitments. 'Demand and Capacity', 'Remand', 'Residential accommodation in the community', 'Health' and 'Evidence' are identified as ongoing areas of focus. <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/female-offender-strategy-delivery-plan-progress-report/female-offender-strategy-delivery-plan-one-year-on-progress-report">Read more.</a></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CJS-ptptsj" name="CJS-ptptsj"></a>CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: pioneering therapy pilot to support jurors</h3> <p>Jurors who have experienced mental and emotional strain following difficult cases, such as the Lucy Letby trial, will be entitled to free counselling sessions as part of plans announced by the Ministry of Justice this week.¬†</p> <p>The new pilot would provide specialist expert support for jurors offering 6 free counselling sessions - alongside a 24/7 telephone helpline for round-the-clock triage support, advice and information.¬†</p> <p>The pilot will be funded by the Ministry of Justice and will run for approximately ten months, during which time HMCTS will identify how best to direct resources on an ongoing basis to support the jurors who give their time to serve the criminal justice system. <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/pioneering-free-therapy-pilot-to-support-jurors">Read the press release here</a></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CJS-UNifHW" name="CJS-UNifHW"></a>CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: Urgent Notification issued for HMP Wandsworth</h3> <p>This week, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons Charlie Taylor wrote to the Secretary of State for Justice to invoke the Urgent Notification process following an unannounced inspection of HMP Wandsworth between 22nd April and 2nd May 2024. The inspection highlighted a number of concerning findings, including that only 11% of men released in the last 12 months were released into settled/sustainable accommodation, ongoing failings in security, severe overcrowding, vermin, drugs, violence and rising self-harm. <a href="https://hmiprisons.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/news/deaths-drugs-and-despair-wandsworth-prison-issued-with-an-urgent-notification/">Read more</a>.¬†</p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CME-&quot;thaItgtmf" name="CME-&quot;thaItgtmf"></a>CLINKS MEMBER‚ÄôS EVENT:¬†"Where the hell am I going to get that money from?"</h3> <p>Join the Centre for Justice Innovation <span class="sn-red">[16 May, 12:30 - 14:00, online, free]</span> for the launch of their new research, supported by abrdn Financial Fairness Trust, exploring the impact of criminal court fines on people on low-incomes.</p> <p>It is an opportunity to hear about the main findings from the centre's research team, insights from a person with lived experience of being fined, telling their story about the impact it had on their financial and mental wellbeing, and from experts in the field, Damon Gibbons, Chief Executive, Centre for Responsible Credit and Val Castell, Chair of the Adult Court Committee, The Magistrates‚Äč' Association. The centre's Director, Phillip Bowen, will chair a Q&amp;A with this panel of experts to discuss the themes raised in the report. <a href="https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/where-the-hell-am-i-going-to-get-that-money-from-online-report-launch-tickets-877336104907">Register here</a></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CMV-" name="CMV-"></a>CLINKS MEMBERS‚Äô VACANCIES:</h3> <p><span><span><span>Night Team Leader with <strong>One Small Thing</strong> <span class="sn-red">[¬£30,000 - ¬£32,000, Southampton, full time]</span>; Reducing Reoffending Third Sector Advisory Group ‚Äď Lived Experience Seat with <strong>Clinks</strong> <span class="sn-red">[part time]</span>; Family Support Worker (As &amp; When/Casual) Based at Visitors' Centre at HMP Whitemoor with <strong>Ormiston Families</strong> <span class="sn-red">[¬£21,840, Visitors' Centre based at HMP Whitemoor, part time]</span>; Criminal Justice Group Lead (Plymouth) with <strong>The Reader </strong><span class="sn-red">[¬£22,145, Plymouth, part time]</span>; Criminal Justice Group Lead (York) with <strong>The Reader</strong> <span class="sn-red">[¬£22,145, York, part time]</span>; SOS Specialist Assertive Outreach Worker with <strong>St Giles Trust</strong> <span class="sn-red">[¬£23,000 - ¬£25,500, Leeds Media Centre - Travel across Bradford, full time]</span>; Accommodation Adviser with <strong>St Giles Trust</strong> <span class="sn-red">[¬£23,000, HMP Leeds, part time]</span>; Senior Therapist and Clinical Assessor (Maternity Cover) with Brighton Women's Centre <span class="sn-red">[¬£30,617, Brighton, part time]</span>; Youth Mentor with <strong>Konnect Communities CIC</strong> <span class="sn-red">[¬£23,832, Redruth, Cornwall, part time]</span>; Volunteer Mentor - Children, Young People and Families with <strong>St Giles Trust</strong> <span class="sn-red">[Camberwell, London, part time]</span></span></span></span></p> <p><a href="http://www.clinks.org/vacancies?utm_source=LightLunch&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=lightlunch718">For more information about these vacancies, and many more, click here</a></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="ROTW-" name="ROTW-"></a>READS OF THE WEEK:</h3> <ul><li><a href="https://www.civilsociety.co.uk/voices/ian-mclintock-structural-damage-to-the-charity-sector-may-now-be-happening.html">Structural damage to the charity sector may now be happening</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.intelligenttransport.com/transport-news/179320/tfw-reports-reduction-gender-pay-gap-increased-female-recruitment/">Transport for Wales reports reduction in gender pay gap</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/lost-faces-found-new-tech-reveals-hidden-images-in-earliest-photographs/">Lost Faces Found: New tech reveals hidden images</a></li> </ul><h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="EI-" name="EI-"></a>EXTRA INFORMATION:</h3> <p class="text-align-center">About Clinks Light Lunch</p> <p class="text-align-center">This edition of Light Lunch has been sent to the inbox of 13877 people working (or with an interest) in the criminal justice system of England and¬†Wales.<br /> If you would like to include something in a future edition of Light Lunch,¬†<a href="http://www.clinks.org/LightLunchSubmissions">use our submission form</a>.<br /> Get involved¬†<a href="https://clinks.org/membership?utm_source=Newsflash&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=NewsflashFooter">Become a Member</a>¬†|¬†<a href="http://twitter.com/Clinks_Tweets">Follow Clinks¬†on Twitter</a><br /> Contact us¬†<a href="http://www.clinks.org/?utm_source=Newsflash&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=NewsflashFooter">www.clinks.org</a>¬†|¬†<a href="mailto:info@clinks.org">info@clinks.org</a>¬†| <a href="tel:020 4502 6774">020 4502 6774</a><br /><a href="http://www.clinks.org/user">Click here to manage your subscriptions</a>. For assistance, email¬†<a href="mailto:info@clinks.org">info@clinks.org</a><br /> Registered office: 82A James Carter Road, Mildenhall, Suffolk, IP28 7DE¬†<br /> Registered charity: <a href="tel:1074546">1074546</a> | Company limited by guarantee in England &amp; Wales: 3562176<br /> ¬© Clinks, 2024</p> <p class="text-align-center"><img alt="Clinks logo" height="150" src="https://www.clinks.org/sites/default/files/emails/clinks_logo_strap_rgb_low-res_1_0.jpg" width="379" /></p></div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/124143" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Darryn Frost</span> </span> <span>01 May 2024 - 10:31</span> Wed, 01 May 2024 09:31:11 +0000 Darryn Frost 3105 at https://www.clinks.org RR3 Special Interest Group on Accommodation 2023-24: Report 2 https://www.clinks.org/publication/rr3-special-interest-group-accommodation-2023-24-report-2 <span>RR3 Special Interest Group on Accommodation 2023-24: Report 2</span> <div class="card-img-top shadow-sm"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/resource/public/2024-05/Pages%20from%20RR3%20Special%20Interest%20Group%20on%20Accommodation%202023-24%20-%20Report%202-2.pdf_.png?itok=X2C8Szq_" width="550" height="778" alt="Cover page" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/124611" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Jason Watt</span> </span> <span>01 May 2024 - 10:14</span> <span> Breaking down the barriers ‚Äď how to ensure access to the Private Rented Sector (PRS) for people leaving prison </span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary"> <div class="field-items mb-2"> <div class="field-item d-inline"><p>We are pleased to publish the second report from the¬†<a href="https://www.clinks.org/publication/rr3-special-interest-group-accommodation-terms-reference">Special Interest Group on Accommodation</a>. Convened as part of the work of the <a href="https://www.clinks.org/our-work/influencing-criminal-justice-policy#RR3">Reducing Reoffending Third Sector Advisory Group</a>, the SIG‚Äôs work has highlighted the barriers to accessing accommodation (either temporary or settled) for people leaving prison or people with a criminal record. These are as follows:¬†</p> <ol><li>Problems accessing temporary accommodation or suitable settled accommodation via effective resettlement planning, homelessness legislation or Government provision</li> <li>Problems accessing the private rented sector (PRS), including Local Housing Allowance (LHA), guarantors, upfront costs and discrimination¬†</li> <li>Problems accessing adequate housing-related support, including the level of support required and the limitations of current commissioned services.</li> </ol><p>This second report corresponds to the second barrier and highlights problems accessing the private rented sector (PRS), including Local Housing Allowance (LHA), guarantors, upfront costs and discrimination.</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-type field--type-entity-reference"> <h6 class="field-label">Type</h6> <div class="field-items mb-2"> <div class="field-item d-inline"><a href="/publications?f%5B0%5D=type%3Areport" class="btn btn-sm btn-outline-secondary mb-2">Report</a></div> <div class="field-item d-inline"><a href="/publications?f%5B0%5D=type%3Areducing%20reoffending%20third%20sector%20advisory%20group%20document" class="btn btn-sm btn-outline-secondary mb-2">Reducing Reoffending Third Sector Advisory Group document</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-field-of-work field--type-entity-reference"> <h6 class="field-label">Field of work</h6> <div class="field-items mb-2"> <div class="field-item d-inline"><a href="/publications?f%5B0%5D=field_of_work%3Acollaboration%20and%20partnership%20working" class="btn btn-sm btn-outline-secondary mb-2">Collaboration and partnership working</a></div> <div class="field-item d-inline"><a href="/publications?f%5B0%5D=field_of_work%3Ahousing%20%26%20homelessness" class="btn btn-sm btn-outline-secondary mb-2">Housing &amp; homelessness</a></div> <div class="field-item d-inline"><a href="/publications?f%5B0%5D=field_of_work%3Aresettlement" class="btn btn-sm 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class="d-inline-block field-label">Publish date</h6> <div class="d-inline-block align-top field-items mb-2"> <div class="field-item d-inline">2 May 2024</div> </div> </div> Wed, 01 May 2024 09:14:42 +0000 Jason Watt 3104 at https://www.clinks.org Newsflash | Culture Makes campaign https://www.clinks.org/node/3103 <span>Newsflash | Culture Makes campaign </span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><img alt="NCJAA email banner" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="75e41dea-b87e-4231-9418-ff8cbdcfdeb1" src="/sites/default/files/emails/NCJAA_2.png" class="align-center" width="650" height="150" loading="lazy" /><h2 class="sn-blue text-align-center"><em>Culture Makes</em> campaign</h2> <h3 class="sn-ncjaa-red text-align-center"><span><span><span><span><span><span>UK-wide campaign to celebrate the impact of culture and make the case for investment</span></span></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>The Cultural Philanthropy Foundation has announced <em>Culture Makes‚Ķ,</em> a major UK-wide campaign</span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span> that will</span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span> celebrate the </span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span>wide-ranging impact</span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span> culture and heritage organisations</span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span> make within their communities in the run-up to the </span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span>next general election.¬†</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><em>Culture Makes‚Ķ<span><span><span><span> </span></span></span></span></em>sets out a bold new vision for the value and impact of culture and heritage in society and as a human right which urgently needs investment, employing the 8 Types of Impact that culture makes within communities across the nation as a unified voice for the sector to build understanding.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><em>Culture Makes‚Ķ</em><em><span><span><span> </span></span></span></em>is informed by a piece of research undertaken by Achates, the cultural sector consultancy company, from which they developed The 8 Types of Impact of </span></span></span><span><span><span>Culture and Heritage,</span></span></span><span><span><span>¬†a tool to express the breadth of impact of the cultural sector.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>The 8 Types of Impact are:</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><span>Creative</span></span></span></span></strong><span><span><span><span> ‚Äď the intrinsic value of the experience created by engaging with culture and heritage</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><span>Economic</span></span></span></span></strong><span><span><span><span> ‚Äď the value of culture to the wider economy</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><span>Physical Health</span></span></span></span></strong><span><span><span><span> ‚Äď improvements to physical health through culture</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><span>Mental Health and Wellbeing</span></span></span></span></strong><span><span><span><span> ‚Äď improvements to mental health and well-being through culture</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><span>Education</span></span></span></span></strong><span><span><span><span> ‚Äď programmes that enhance learning experience in formal education settings</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><span>Social</span></span></span></span></strong><span><span><span><span> <strong>Benefit</strong> ‚Äď the impact on wider society via the engagement of the individual </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><span>Community Building</span></span></span></span></strong><span><span><span><span> ‚Äď communities of geography or interest developed or supported through culture</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><span>Innovation</span></span></span></span></strong><span><span><span><span> ‚Äď technological innovation that drives creative value </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong class="sn-ncjaa-red"><span><span><span><span><span><span>The NCJAA encourages organisations working in arts and criminal justice to join the campaign which launches in May and runs throughout 2024.</span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <h2 class="sn-blue text-align-center"><a href="https://www.culturalphilanthropyfoundation.co.uk/"><span><span><span><span><span><span>Join the campaign here</span></span></span></span></span></span></a></h2> <p class="text-align-center">-----------------------------------------------------------</p> <p class="text-align-center">¬†<img alt="Clinks Logo" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="caa14c03-50ed-43d9-bcfa-86fd77974d83" height="146" src="/sites/default/files/emails/clinks_logo_strap_rgb_low-res.jpg" width="370" loading="lazy" /></p> <p class="text-align-center"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>You are receiving this email because</span></span></span></span><span><span><span> you subscribe to the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance (NCJAA) newsletter.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-center">The National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance is embedded in Clinks.</p> <p class="text-align-center">Get involved¬†<a href="https://clinks.org/membership?utm_source=Newsflash&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=NewsflashFooter">Become a Member</a>¬†|¬†<a href="http://twitter.com/Clinks_Tweets">Follow Clinks¬†on Twitter¬†</a>|¬†<a href="https://twitter.com/ArtsCJS">Follow NCJAA on Twitter</a></p> <p class="text-align-center">Contact us¬†<a href="http://www.clinks.org/?utm_source=Newsflash&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=NewsflashFooter">www.clinks.org</a>¬†|¬†<a href="http://www.artsincriminaljustice.org.uk/">www.artsincriminaljustice.org.uk</a>¬†|¬†<a href="mailto:info@clinks.org">info@clinks.org</a>¬†| 020 4502 6774</p> <p class="text-align-center"><a href="http://www.clinks.org/user">Click here to manage your subscriptions</a>. For assistance, email¬†<span><span><a href="mailto:artsalliance@clinks.org"><span>artsalliance@clinks.org</span></a></span></span></p></div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/124611" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Jason Watt</span> </span> <span>29 Apr 2024 - 11:00</span> Mon, 29 Apr 2024 10:00:56 +0000 Jason Watt 3103 at https://www.clinks.org Clinks Light Lunch | Issue 830 | 03 May 2024 https://www.clinks.org/node/3102 <span>Clinks Light Lunch | Issue 830 | 03 May 2024</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><img alt="Clinks Light Lunch banner image" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="4ccf6514-ef1a-48fc-b89b-33b190ee3725" src="/sites/default/files/emails/Light%20Lunch_0.png" class="align-center" width="650" height="150" loading="lazy" /><p>In this issue...</p> <ul class="tableOfContents"><li><a href="#CN-EoCLS">CLINKS NEWS:¬†End of Custody Licence Supervision</a></li> <li><a href="#CN-Eip">CLINKS NEWS: Education in prison</a></li> <li><a href="#CN-RSIGoAr">CLINKS NEWS:¬†RR3 Special Interest Group on Accommodation report</a></li> <li><a href="#CN-MAN">CLINKS NEWS:¬†MEAM Approach Network</a></li> <li><a href="#CE-wgmitcjs">CLINKS EVENT: why gender matters in the criminal justice system</a></li> <li><a href="#MF-AC">MEMBER FOCUS:¬†Alumah CIO</a></li> <li><a href="#CMN-camc">CLINKS MEMBER‚ÄôS NEWS: complaints at magistrates' courts</a></li> <li><a href="#CJS-weeh">CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: women's estate expansion halted</a></li> <li><a href="#CME-NMDS2">CLINKS MEMBER‚ÄôS EVENT:¬†National Multiple Disadvantage Summit 2024</a></li> <li><a href="#CMT-uswtvt">CLINKS MEMBER‚ÄôS TRAINING: upskill staff with this valuable training</a></li> <li><a href="#CMO-arp">CLINKS MEMBER'S OPPORTUNITY: a youth resilience project</a></li> <li><a href="#NT-Arm">NON-MEMBERS‚Äô TRAINING:¬†Arts-based research methods</a></li> <li><a href="#O-">OPPORTUNITY: "Culture Makes"¬†campaign</a></li> <li><a href="#CMV-">CLINKS MEMBERS‚Äô VACANCIES:</a></li> <li><a href="#ROTW-">READS OF THE WEEK:</a></li> <li><a href="#EI-">EXTRA INFORMATION:</a></li> </ul><h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CN-EoCLS" name="CN-EoCLS"></a><span><span><span>CLINKS NEWS:¬†</span></span></span>End of Custody Licence Supervision</h3> <p>Clinks is gathering information from voluntary organisations on their experiences of the End of Custody Licence Supervision (ECSL) scheme. If your organisation is working with prisons operating the scheme, please <a href="https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=WOGE3PFcSUuS7FoMag5Fuw3U99RyQ55LsPgwGmUg6NlUM1Y1OUxYVkE3QjdRMkhJTkpSOTRVN1dGUS4u">complete this short survey</a> to tell us more.¬†</p> <p>This survey is anonymous but if you would like to discuss your concerns with Clinks please get in touch at <a href="mailto:policy@clinks.org" target="_blank">policy@clinks.org</a>¬†</p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CN-Eip" name="CN-Eip"></a>CLINKS NEWS: Education in prison</h3> <p>Clinks has published a new ‚ÄúA matter of fact: what the evidence tells us‚ÄĚ <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yNvLMMyCGs&amp;t=4s">video on prison education</a>. In this evidence review Jon Collins, Chief Executive of Prisoners‚Äô Education Trust (PET), looks at:</p> <ul><li>The educational needs of people in prison</li> <li>The current state of prison education</li> <li>The evidence base for the effectiveness of prison education</li> <li>Critical success factors for high quality prison education</li> </ul><p>Jon has provided an in-depth written review for our Evidence Library which looks at a number of key areas. <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yNvLMMyCGs&amp;t=4s">Watch the video</a> and read the <a href="https://www.clinks.org/publication/prison-education-review-evidence">Evidence review here</a></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CN-RSIGoAr" name="CN-RSIGoAr"></a>CLINKS NEWS:¬†RR3 Special Interest Group on Accommodation report</h3> <p>Yesterday Clinks published part 2 of the RR3 Special Interest Group on Accommodation report. ¬†</p> <p>This report delves deep into the challenges faced by people transitioning from prison to the private rented sector (PRS). From navigating Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates to overcoming discrimination and upfront costs, the report tackles the pressing issues head-on.¬†<br /> The report finds:¬†</p> <ul><li>The PRS is increasingly unaffordable and inaccessible¬†</li> <li>Frozen LHA rates are pricing out those in need¬†</li> <li>Landlord reluctance poses significant hurdles¬†</li> <li>Low prison pay hinders financial stability¬†</li> <li>Universal Credit compounds post-release insecurity</li> </ul><p>The report sets out a range of practical measures designed to mitigate the key issues. The final part of the report will be published soon, so stay tuned.¬†</p> <p>Read part 2 of the report here: <a href="https://www.clinks.org/publication/rr3-special-interest-group-accommodation-2023-24-report-2" target="_blank">RR3 Special Interest Group on Accommodation 2023-24: Report 2 | Clinks</a>¬†</p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CN-MAN" name="CN-MAN"></a>CLINKS NEWS:¬†MEAM Approach Network</h3> <p>Thanks to the generosity of The National Lottery Community Fund, MEAM are now seeking 10 new areas to <a href="https://meam.org.uk/2024/04/24/apply-to-join-the-meam-approach-network-2/">join the MEAM Approach network</a> for a period of funded support for 2024 ‚Äď 2026.</p> <p>MEAM have now launched an Expression of Interest (EOI) process for areas who are interested in joining. The closing date for applications is <span class="sn-red">[10 June 2024]</span>. Full details of how to apply, the benefits of becoming a member of the MEAM Approach network and the eligibility criteria<a href="https://meam.org.uk/articles/">¬†can be found here</a>.</p> <p>If you have questions about your application or the process, you can <a href="https://meam.org.uk/events/">reserve a place on one of the information sessions</a> or email¬†<a href="mailto:Gregory.Headley@meam.org.uk">Gregory.Headley@meam.org.uk</a>¬†</p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CE-wgmitcjs" name="CE-wgmitcjs"></a>CLINKS EVENT: why gender matters in the criminal justice system</h3> <p><span class="sn-red">13 May - Part one: Understanding the policy landscape for women<br /> 14 May - Part two: Implementing gendered policy for women</span></p> <p>Do you have frontline staff or volunteers who want to increase their understanding of why gender matters in the criminal justice system? If so, join us for this entry-level training course <span class="sn-red">[¬£95 for both days, Clinks voluntary sector members]</span>. The training aims to develop understanding of women‚Äôs gendered experience of the criminal justice system. Part One focuses on understanding the policy landscape, including the Female Offender Strategy and the aim to achieve a ‚ÄėWhole System Approach‚Äô (WSA) for women. Part Two guides participants through elements of WSA in practice. The course has been developed in response to a need for training for frontline staff in the women‚Äôs sector who are new to the criminal justice system and is exclusively for members of the Clinks women‚Äôs network.¬†<a href="https://clinks.org/event/577?utm_source=LightLunch&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=lightlunch718" target="_blank" title="https://clinks.org/event/577?utm_campaign=womensnetwork&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_source=april2024">Find out more and book your place here</a></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="MF-AC" name="MF-AC"></a><span><span><span>MEMBER FOCUS:¬†Alumah CIO</span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>Based in West Suffolk, Alumah CIO works with individuals of all genders aged 7 years upwards. They work closely with partner agencies to support and educate victims and survivors who have experienced relationship abuse. Alumah CIO offers a place of safety, in which domestic abuse victims can rediscover their self-worth and be empowered to take steps towards a life that they can dream about. Find out more about <a href="https://www.alumah.co.uk/">Alumah CIO</a></span></span></span></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CMN-camc" name="CMN-camc"></a><span><span><span>CLINKS MEMBER‚ÄôS NEWS: complaints at magistrates' courts</span></span></span></h3> <p>The latest <a href="https://www.transformjustice.org.uk/news-insight/the-collateral-damage-of-the-drive-for-more-stringent-court-security/">blog from Transform Justice</a> looks at criticism for overzealous security, including unnecessary searches, when entering some of London's magistrates' courts. The London Criminal Courts Solicitors‚Äô Association (LCCSA) lodged complaints about invasive searches, while public observers also faced intrusive questioning and refusal of entry without valid reasons. Although most security interactions are respectful, the incidents underscore the need for improved staff training and technology, such as X-ray scanning machines. Urgent attention is required to ensure a balance between security and the principles of open justice. <a href="https://www.transformjustice.org.uk/news-insight/the-collateral-damage-of-the-drive-for-more-stringent-court-security/">Read the blog here</a></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CJS-weeh" name="CJS-weeh"></a><span><span><span>CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: women's estate expansion halted</span></span></span></h3> <p>The Government's Women's Prison Estate Expansion Programme, aiming to provide Gender-Specific and Trauma-Informed (GSTI) accommodation, has been paused due to cost challenges from inflation. Planning approval for three of the five sites for open and closed GSTI accommodation had been secured, and work is ‚Äúcontinuing to secure planning approval for the remaining two‚ÄĚ in order to inform the recommendation of the ‚Äúbuilding of such accommodation in the future‚ÄĚ, which it is noted, will be ‚Äúsubject to fiscal considerations‚ÄĚ. For more information, <a href="https://committees.parliament.uk/publications/44543/documents/221337/default/" target="_blank" title="https://committees.parliament.uk/publications/44543/documents/221337/default/">read the letter to the Justice Committee here.</a>¬†</p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CME-NMDS2" name="CME-NMDS2"></a><span><span><span>CLINKS MEMBER‚ÄôS EVENT:¬†</span></span></span>National Multiple Disadvantage Summit 2024</h3> <p>MEAM is hosting "Clarity and complexity: the reality of systems change", at the National Multiple Disadvantage Summit 2024 <span class="sn-red">[22 May, 10:00 - 16:30, Church House, Westminster, London. ¬£125]</span>. This event brings together a broad multidisciplinary group of like-minded practitioners, policymakers, commissioners and people with lived experience from across the country, for a frank conversation about how to transform services and systems for people facing multiple disadvantage. Subsidised places at ¬£125. <a href="https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/clarity-and-complexity-the-reality-of-systems-change-tickets-793240703297?aff=oddtdtcreator">Get your tickets here</a></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CMT-uswtvt" name="CMT-uswtvt"></a><span><span><span>CLINKS MEMBER‚ÄôS TRAINING: upskill staff with this valuable training</span></span></span></h3> <p>Society Matters CIC has a range of open, private and face-to-face <a href="https://www.societymatterscic.com/courses/">training courses to suit your needs</a>¬†and equip you or your staff to assist your clients. The CPD Accredited courses include:¬†</p> <ul><li>Prisoners and Welfare Benefits</li> <li>Get to Grips with DLA for Children</li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Get to Grips with Universal Credit - An Introduction</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Prisoners and Welfare Benefits</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Understanding Immigration and Benefits - Advanced¬†</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Understanding Stress and Mental Health</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Get to Grips with Understanding Current Welfare Benefits¬†</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Get to Grips with Personal Independence Payment¬†</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Carers and Caring Matters</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Get to Grips with Universal Credit - Advanced</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><p>Additional courses include:</p> <ul><li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Self-Employment &amp; Welfare Benefits</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Disability Rights Workshop for Employers</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><p>Visit the <a href="https://www.societymatterscic.com/courses/">Society Matters website to book your place</a>.</p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CMO-arp" name="CMO-arp"></a><span>CLINKS MEMBER'S OPPORTUNITY: a youth resilience project</span></h3> <p>Restorative Justice for All (RJ4All) is delivering a project aimed at addressing youth violence by implementing a comprehensive intervention to support young people dealing with bereavement. The project will support10 young people in London aged between 14 and 18 who are faced with a loss. The project will unfold over the course of ten months, spanning <span class="sn-red">from April 2024 to January¬†2025</span>. To find out more about the project or refer a young person for support <a href="https://rj4all.org/youthresilienceproject/">visit the RJ4ALL website.</a></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="NT-Arm" name="NT-Arm"></a><span><span><span>NON-MEMBERS‚Äô TRAINING:¬†</span></span></span>Arts-based research methods</h3> <p>The University of Surrey is offering a course that will delve into the significance of art as a research tool within qualitative methodologies <span class="sn-red">[19 June, online, ¬£98 - ¬£220]</span>. The course covers theoretical frameworks, including feminist and decolonising perspectives, guiding the application of art-based methods.</p> <p>The session will address both the advantages and obstacles of utilising art in research design, alongside practical considerations and its integration with other methodologies. <a href="https://www.surrey.ac.uk/cpd-and-short-courses/arts-based-research-methods-online#overview">Find out more about the course and register here</a></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="O-&quot;Mc" name="O-&quot;Mc"></a><span><span><span>OPPORTUNITY: "</span></span></span><em>Culture Makes"</em>¬†campaign</h3> <p>The Cultural Philanthropy Foundation has announced¬†<em>Culture Makes‚Ķ,</em>¬†a major UK-wide campaign¬†that will¬†celebrate the¬†wide-ranging impact¬†culture and heritage organisations¬†make within their communities in the run-up to the¬†next general election.¬†</p> <p><em>"Culture Makes"¬†</em>sets out a bold new vision for the value and impact of culture and heritage in society and as a human right which urgently needs investment, employing the 8 Types of Impact that culture makes within communities across the nation as a unified voice for the sector to build understanding.</p> <p><em>"Culture Makes"</em>is informed by research undertaken by Achates, the cultural sector consultancy company, from which they developed "The 8 Types of Impact of¬†Culture and Heritage",¬†a tool to express the breadth of impact of the cultural sector.¬†<a href="https://www.culturalphilanthropyfoundation.co.uk/">Join the campaign here</a></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CMV-" name="CMV-"></a><span><span><span>CLINKS MEMBERS‚Äô VACANCIES:</span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>Deputy Service Manager [Female Only] with <strong>Social Interest Group</strong> <span class="sn-red">[¬£30,200, Brixton, full time]</span>; Project Coordinator with <strong>Circles South East</strong>, <span class="sn-red">[¬£35,295, The post is home-based with regular travel across the designated region, part time]</span>; Intervention Worker with <strong>Hestia Housing &amp; Support</strong> <span class="sn-red">[¬£26,873, Streatham, full time]</span>; Community Caseworker - Wellbeing Coach with <strong>NEPACS</strong> <span class="sn-red">[¬£26,461, Cleveland, full time]</span>; Hub Team Leader with <strong>One Small Thing</strong> <span class="sn-red">[¬£30,000 - ¬£32,000, Southampton, full time]</span>; Senior Multiple Needs Independent Domestic Abuse Advocate with <strong>ADVANCE (Advocacy and Non-Violence Community Education)</strong> <span class="sn-red">[¬£30,000 - ¬£32,000, Ealing &amp; Hammersmith, full time]</span>; Criminal Justice Casework Coordinator with <strong>Julian House</strong> <span class="sn-red">[¬£14,700, Bath, part time]</span>; Youth Adult Caseworker with <strong>St Giles Trust</strong> <span class="sn-red">[¬£25,000 - ¬£28,000, Swansea, full time]</span>; Youth Adult Caseworker with <strong>St Giles Trust</strong> <span class="sn-red">[¬£25,000 - ¬£28,000, Newport (Clarence House), full time]</span>; Mentor/Facilitator - Young People with <strong>St Giles Trust</strong> <span class="sn-red">[¬£25,000, East Cambridgeshire working from home and in the community, part time].</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><a href="http://www.clinks.org/vacancies?utm_source=LightLunch&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=lightlunch718"><span><span><span><span>For more information about these vacancies, and many more, click here</span></span></span></span></a></span></span></span></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="ROTW-" name="ROTW-"></a><span><span><span>READS OF THE WEEK:</span></span></span></h3> <ul><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/society/2024/apr/29/prisoners-with-cancer-england-more-likely-die">Prisoners with cancer in England more likely to die of it than other patients</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.positive.news/society/uk-nightlife-clubs-venues-diversifying/">UK clubs and venues diversifying for survival</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.thirdsector.co.uk/workplace-volunteering-reduce-sickness-absences-report-finds/management/article/1871030">Workplace volunteering can reduce sickness absences, report finds</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/met-gala">Everything you need to know about the Met Gala 2024</a></li> </ul><h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="EI-" name="EI-"></a><span><span><span>EXTRA INFORMATION:</span></span></span></h3> <p class="text-align-center">About Clinks Light Lunch</p> <p class="text-align-center">This edition of Light Lunch has been sent to the inbox of 13877 people working (or with an interest) in the criminal justice system of England and¬†Wales.<br /> If you would like to include something in a future edition of Light Lunch,¬†<a href="http://www.clinks.org/LightLunchSubmissions">use our submission form</a>.<br /> Get involved¬†<a href="https://clinks.org/membership?utm_source=Newsflash&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=NewsflashFooter">Become a Member</a>¬†|¬†<a href="http://twitter.com/Clinks_Tweets">Follow Clinks¬†on Twitter</a><br /> Contact us¬†<a href="http://www.clinks.org/?utm_source=Newsflash&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=NewsflashFooter">www.clinks.org</a>¬†|¬†<a href="mailto:info@clinks.org">info@clinks.org</a>¬†| <a href="tel:020 4502 6774">020 4502 6774</a><br /><a href="http://www.clinks.org/user">Click here to manage your subscriptions</a>. For assistance, email¬†<a href="mailto:info@clinks.org">info@clinks.org</a><br /> Registered office: 82A James Carter Road, Mildenhall, Suffolk, IP28 7DE¬†<br /> Registered charity: <a href="tel:1074546">1074546</a> | Company limited by guarantee in England &amp; Wales: 3562176<br /> ¬© Clinks, 2024</p> <p class="text-align-center"><img alt="Clinks logo" height="150" src="https://www.clinks.org/sites/default/files/emails/clinks_logo_strap_rgb_low-res_1_0.jpg" width="379" /></p></div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/124143" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Darryn Frost</span> </span> <span>26 Apr 2024 - 16:28</span> Fri, 26 Apr 2024 15:28:53 +0000 Darryn Frost 3102 at https://www.clinks.org Clinks Light Lunch | Issue 829 | 26 April 2024 https://www.clinks.org/node/3101 <span>Clinks Light Lunch | Issue 829 | 26 April 2024</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><img alt="Clinks Light Lunch banner image" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="4ccf6514-ef1a-48fc-b89b-33b190ee3725" src="/sites/default/files/emails/Light%20Lunch_0.png" class="align-center" width="650" height="150" loading="lazy" /><p>In this issue...</p> <ul class="tableOfContents"><li><a href="#CN-PRau">CLINKS NEWS: Probation Re-set, an update</a></li> <li><a href="#CN-MAN">CLINKS NEWS:¬†MEAM Approach Network</a></li> <li><a href="#CN-Er2">CLINKS NEWS: Employment report 2023-24</a></li> <li><a href="#CE-Wgmitcjs">CLINKS EVENT:¬†Why gender matters in the criminal justice system</a></li> <li><a href="#MF-ICC">MEMBER FOCUS:¬†Irish Community Care</a></li> <li><a href="#CMN-TloaB">CLINKS MEMBER'S NEWS:¬†The life of a Top Boy</a></li> <li><a href="#F-CJffttvs">FUNDING: Criminal Justice funding flows to the voluntary sector</a></li> <li><a href="#CJS-mee">CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: market engagement event</a></li> <li><a href="#CJS-Ufa‚Äėp">CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: UK‚Äôs first all-electric ‚Äėgreen‚Äô prison</a></li> <li><a href="#CME-aassfc">CLINKS MEMBER‚ÄôS EVENT:¬†a presumption against short sentences for children</a></li> <li><a href="#CME-fac">CLINKS MEMBER‚ÄôS EVENT: feeding a rehabilitative culture</a></li> <li><a href="#NE-lfSarp">NON-MEMBERS‚Äô EVENT:¬†lessons from Scotland around¬†restorative practice</a></li> <li><a href="#O-YJLtd">OPPORTUNITY:¬†Youth Justice L5 training development</a></li> <li><a href="#FV-FSW‚ÄďH">FEATURED VACANCY: Family Support Worker ‚Äď HMP Highpoint</a></li> <li><a href="#FV-CN&amp;CK">FEATURED VACANCY: Complex Needs &amp; Housing Community Keyworker</a></li> <li><a href="#CMV-">CLINKS MEMBERS‚Äô VACANCIES:</a></li> <li><a href="#ROTW-">READS OF THE WEEK:</a></li> <li><a href="#EI-">EXTRA INFORMATION:</a></li> </ul><h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CN-PRau" name="CN-PRau"></a><span>CLINKS NEWS: Probation Re-set, an update</span></h3> <p>This update follows<strong>¬†</strong>a¬†<a href="https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-statements/detail/2024-03-11/hcws332" target="_blank" title="https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-statements/detail/2024-03-11/hcws332">Written Ministerial Statement to Parliament</a> laid earlier this month announcing the HMPPS ‚ÄėProbation Re-set‚Äô, designed to reduce demands on probation and strengthen capacity<strong>¬†</strong>to engage with people on probation supervision in the community at the points in their sentence that matters most<strong>.</strong></p> <p>From 29 April, HMPPS will commence the re-set-in probation with a view to full implementation by 1 July. The re-set will ensure practitioners prioritise engagement and supervision at the points in the sentence where the evidence shows it has the most impact on people on probation.</p> <p>Clinks have produced a <a href="https://www.clinks.org/sites/default/files/2024-04/Probation%20Re-set.pdf">summary update of the changes</a>.</p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CN-MAN" name="CN-MAN"></a>CLINKS NEWS:¬†<span><span><span>MEAM Approach Network</span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Thanks to the generosity of The National Lottery Community Fund, MEAM are now seeking 10 new areas to join the MEAM Approach network for a period of funded support for 2024 ‚Äď 2026. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>MEAM have now launched an Expression of Interest (EOI) process for areas who are interested in joining. The closing date for applications is¬†<span class="sn-red">[10 June]</span>. <span><span>Full details of how to apply, the benefits of becoming a member of the MEAM Approach network and the eligibility criteria <a href="https://meam.org.uk/2024/04/24/apply-to-join-the-meam-approach-network-2/">can be found here</a>. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span>If you have questions about your application or the process, you can reserve a place on one of the information sessions <a href="https://meam.org.uk/events/">listed here</a> or email Greg at <a href="mailto:Gregory.Headley@meam.org.uk">Gregory.Headley@meam.org.uk</a>¬†to set up a Team‚Äôs chat to discuss.</span></span></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CN-Er2" name="CN-Er2"></a><span><span><span>CLINKS NEWS: Employment report 2023-24</span></span></span></h3> <p>We are pleased to publish a report from the¬†<a href="https://www.clinks.org/publication/rr3-special-interest-group-employment-terms-reference?utm_source=LightLunch&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=lightlunch829">RR3 Special Interest Group on Employment</a>.</p> <p>This report is being published as part of the work of the¬†<a href="https://www.clinks.org/our-work/influencing-criminal-justice-policy#RR3">Reducing Reoffending Third Sector Advisory Group</a>¬†and focusses¬†on the barriers to employment faced by people, both in prison and on their release into the community and explores:¬†</p> <ol><li>Prison workshops</li> <li>The financial security of people in prison</li> <li>Employer and training provider engagement</li> <li>Addressing complex needs</li> <li>Service coordination</li> </ol><p>Developed in collaboration with 28 voluntary criminal justice sector organisations, the report sets out a range of recommendations designed to upskill and prepare people in prison for their release, as well as ensuring that there is sufficient support to sustain employment in the community. <a href="https://www.clinks.org/publication/rr3-special-interest-group-employment-2023-24-report?utm_source=LightLunch&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=lightlunch829">Read the report here</a></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CE-Wgmitcjs" name="CE-Wgmitcjs"></a><span><span><span>CLINKS EVENT:¬†</span></span></span>Why gender matters in the criminal justice system</h3> <p>Join this 2-part workshop<span class="sn-red"> [13 May, 10:00 - 12:00, 14 May, 10:00 - 13:00, online ¬£95 for members]</span> to develop a deeper understanding of women‚Äôs gendered experience of the criminal justice system and increase awareness of the ‚Äėwhole system approach‚Äô.</p> <p>13 May - Part one: Understanding the policy landscape for women<br /> 14 May - Part two: Implementing gendered policy for women</p> <p>This two part, entry-level workshop, is specifically for¬†organisations who are part of the Clinks women‚Äôs network. It would specifically benefit frontline staff or volunteers who are new to working or volunteering in your organisation and wish to increase their understanding of why gender matters for women in the criminal justice system. <a href="https://www.clinks.org/event/577?utm_source=LightLunch&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=lightlunch829">Find out more and register here</a></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="MF-ICC" name="MF-ICC"></a><span><span><span>MEMBER FOCUS:¬†Irish Community Care</span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>Responding to the needs of both the Irish and Irish Traveller communities, Irish Community Care offers and develops professional and culturally-sensitive services. They offer support around a range of issues including accommodation, homelessness, offending, physical and mental health, low income, drug and alcohol use, social and cultural isolation, training and employment. Their work focuses on linking Service Users into opportunities, entitlements and services to improve quality of life. They do this both through drop-in information and advice services and through outreach workers in the community visiting people in their own homes, hospitals and prisons, locally and regionally. <a href="https://www.clinks.org/directory/30718?utm_source=LightLunch&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=lightlunch829">Find out more about¬†Irish Community Care</a></span></span></span></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CMN-TloaB" name="CMN-TloaB"></a><span><span><span>CLINKS MEMBER'S NEWS:¬†</span></span></span>The life of a Top Boy</h3> <p><a href="https://www.ayj.org.uk/news-content/topboy-podcast">The Life of a Top Boy podcast</a>¬†is the latest episode of the Alliance for Youth Justice (AYJ)‚Äôs series focuses on '<a href="https://www.ayj.org.uk/reframing-violence" target="_blank" title="https://www.ayj.org.uk/reframing-violence">Reframing Violence</a>' and spotlights a ground-breaking new report "<em><a href="https://www.juvenis.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/The-Life-Of-A-Top-Boy.pdf" target="_blank" title="https://www.juvenis.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/the-life-of-a-top-boy.pdf">The Life of a Top Boy</a></em>", which centres the perspectives of young Black men about trauma and violence in the community. The podcast features the author Dr Ron Dodzro, Clinical and Community Psychologist, and Winston Goode, founder and CEO of Juvenis, a grassroots organization in Lambeth helping young Londoners to achieve their potential.</p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="F-CJffttvs" name="F-CJffttvs"></a>FUNDING: Criminal Justice funding flows to the voluntary sector</h3> <p>Lloyds Bank Foundation are funding and partnering with Clinks, Ministry of Justice and AB Charitable Trust, with support from the Corston Independent Funders Coalition, on a¬†<a href="https://www.lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk/about-us/work-with-us/researching-funding-for-voluntary-sector-organisations-working-with-the-criminal-justice-system-in-england-and-wales">new research project</a>¬†which will map and explore funding flows from central government and philanthropy to the criminal justice-related voluntary community and social enterprise sector.¬†</p> <p>Proposals for this research project will be accepted until <span class="sn-red">[15 May]</span>.¬†If this sounds interesting to you as a potential bidder, as a criminal justice voluntary organisation or funder with a vested interest,¬†<a href="https://www.lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk/our-impact/news/criminal-justice-funding">please read this blog for further detail</a>.¬†</p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CJS-mee" name="CJS-mee"></a><span><span><span>CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: m</span></span></span>arket engagement event</h3> <p>Following His Majesty's Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) recent announcement regarding the upcoming Market Engagement event for the recommissioning of Commissioned Rehabilitative Services (CRS)¬†<span class="sn-red">[2 May, 14:00- 16:00, online, free]</span>, they are pleased to share the agenda, and questions that will guide discussions during the event.</p> <p><strong>The agenda:</strong><br /> 14:00 ‚Äď 14:15 Welcome and Scene Setting<br /> 14:15 ‚Äď 14:45 Local Alignment, Integration and Partnerships discussion<br /> 14:45 ‚Äď 15:15 Benefits and Challenges of grants and Contracts<br /> 15:15 ‚Äď 15:55 Facilitating and sustaining the involvement of smaller organisations.<br /> 15:55 ‚Äď 16:00 Reflections and Close</p> <p>HMPPS will explore a range of questions under each agenda item. In addition to the questions and discussions on the day, HMPPS encourage you to¬†<a href="https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=KEeHxuZx_kGp4S6MNndq2B5FDLRpsHNOqYzKSWUVVrhUNE5NQkhSVk4xWFJSOEJBRlZFSDdSMUxJSy4u">submit questions in advance</a>,¬†allowing HMPPS to fully consider the question and it will allow sufficient time to prepare responses. Moreover, it will enable those unable to attend to share their feedback and allow for further comments to be provided after the event has concluded.</p> <p>If unable to attend the event, your input is highly valued, and HMPPS eagerly anticipate receiving your¬†<a href="https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=KEeHxuZx_kGp4S6MNndq2B5FDLRpsHNOqYzKSWUVVrhUNE5NQkhSVk4xWFJSOEJBRlZFSDdSMUxJSy4u">questions in advance</a>. Please note that the closing date for questions is <span class="sn-red">[9 May, 17:00]</span>.¬†</p> <p>HMPPS request those interested in attending the session to <a href="https://events.teams.microsoft.com/event/d26a55f4-3e15-4387-8bf0-60dc85a4e5c0@c6874728-71e6-41fe-a9e1-2e8c36776ad8">register using this link</a>.</p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CME-aassfc" name="CME-aassfc"></a><span><span><span>CLINKS MEMBER‚ÄôS EVENT:¬†</span></span></span>a presumption against short sentences for children</h3> <p>Join the Centre for Justice Innovation for their next Expert Voices event looking at a presumption against short sentences for children <span class="sn-red">[7 May, 12:30 - 13:30, online, free]</span>.</p> <p>Whilst the Sentencing Bill, which proposes to introduce a presumption against prison sentences of 12 months or less for adults in England and Wales, journeys through Parliament, many in the sector have called for this presumption to be extended to cover children. This webinar, produced in collaboration with the Alliance for Youth Justice, will look at the implications of the Bill, and the wider opportunity it presents to ensure that custody is used as a last resort for children, and for the shortest possible time. Discussing this, alongside important implementation questions, will be experts Dr Anne-Marie Day, Criminology Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, Laura Cooper, Director of the Youth Justice Legal Centre, Richard Goodacre JP, Chair of the Magistrates‚Äô Association Youth Court Committee and chair, Phil Bowen, Director of the Centre for Justice Innovation. <a href="https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/expert-voices-presumption-against-short-sentences-for-children-tickets-884795606477">Register for your place here</a></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CME-fac" name="CME-fac"></a><span><span><span>CLINKS MEMBER‚ÄôS EVENT: feeding a rehabilitative culture</span></span></span></h3> <p>What is a rehabilitative culture within prison, and what role can food play in achieving this?</p> <p>Food Matters is joined by an expert panel of speakers working within prison reform and research, who will be shining a light on an area often left undiscussed - food systems within UK prisons, how we work towards improving them, and why it's necessary <span class="sn-red">[8 May, 15:00 - 16:30, online, free]</span>. With presentations and discussions from Victoria Williams (Food Matters), Hindpal Singh Bhui (HM's Inspectorate of Prisons), Sarah Lewis (Penal Reform Solutions), and Yvonne Thomas (The Clink Chairty).</p> <p>Whether you're a policymaker, advocate, practitioner, or simply passionate about food and criminal justice reform, this webinar offers valuable insights into the criminal justice system, and strategies for creating a more humane and effective prison system using food. <a href="https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-role-of-food-within-a-rehabilitative-prison-culture-tickets-882021749797?aff=oddtdtcreator">Register here¬†</a></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="NE-lfSarp" name="NE-lfSarp"></a><span><span><span>NON-MEMBERS‚Äô EVENT:¬†</span></span></span>lessons from Scotland around¬†restorative practice</h3> <p>The Scottish Government‚Äôs Programme for Government 2018-19 included a commitment to having ‚ÄėRJ services widely available across Scotland ... with the interests of victims at their heart.‚Äô The vision wishes restorative justice to be made available to all who wish to access it at a time appropriate to the people and case involved. But this will necessarily be a long journey.</p> <p>Join Professor Joanna Shapland and Ashley Scotland as they lead a session outlining Scotland‚Äôs journey so far and how this may relate to the experience of some other countries <span class="sn-red">[9 May, 12:30-14:00, online, 'Pay As You Feel']</span>. The event will include time for discussion. <a href="https://www.minthouseoxford.co.uk/events/2024/5/9/embedding-restorative-practice-learning-from-the-experience-of-scotland">Register here</a></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="O-YJLtd" name="O-YJLtd"></a><span><span><span>OPPORTUNITY:¬†</span></span></span>Youth Justice L5 training development</h3> <p>Does your organisation employ Youth Justice practitioners at level 5? Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) is developing new routes into the profession for FE college delivery across the region to provide new routes into the profession for college students. They need employer perspectives to demonstrate the need for this in the region and to ensure that the new qualification meets this need. If you are able to discuss this in relation to your organisation, they would love to hear from you! Please contact <a href="mailto:lynsey.jefferies@shu.ac.uk?subject=YJ%20L5%20training%20development">lynsey.jefferies@shu.ac.uk</a> for more information or <a href="https://forms.gle/9B6u4RvX7r6FFQXD9">complete this brief form</a>.</p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="FV-FSW‚ÄďH" name="FV-FSW‚ÄďH"></a><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>FEATURED VACANCY: Family Support Worker ‚Äď HMP Highpoint</span></span></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Ormiston Families are looking for a Family Support Worker <span class="sn-red">[Part Time, ¬£12 per hour (¬£21,840 FTE)]</span> to join their experienced and dedicated Family Services Team working within the visitors‚Äô centre at HMP Highpoint providing a personal welcome to visitors to help them access the services available to them.</span></span></span> <span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>You will be responsible for the effective and efficient running of the Visitor Centre, Tea Bar, Play Area in the Prison Visits Hall, assist on Family Days to ensure prisoners and their families have a valuable visiting experience, improving the quality of visits for children, young people and families. Ideally you will have experience of dealing with people in a customer service-based role and be able to demonstrate excellent communication and problem-solving skills. [<a href="https://www.clinks.org/voluntary-community-sector/vacancies/14905?utm_source=LightLunch&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=lightlunch829">Find out more and apply here by 3 May</a>]¬†</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="FV-CN&amp;CK" name="FV-CN&amp;CK"></a><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>FEATURED VACANCY: Complex Needs &amp; Housing Community Keyworker</span></span></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span><span>One Small Thing are looking for a Complex Needs &amp; Housing Community Keyworker <span class="sn-red">[Full Time, ¬£26,000, Southampton]</span> to provide one-to-one support to women on probation living in the community, and women being released from prison as part of their post sentence supervision. You will manage a caseload of women with complex needs who are facing housing issues, and provide them with advice, guidance and support that helps them connect with other support services in the community, assisting them in overcoming barriers when securing safe and appropriate housing. You will be employed by One Small Thing but will be part of a wider team of Community Keyworkers employed by our partner Advance.</span></span></span></span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span><span> [</span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.clinks.org/voluntary-community-sector/vacancies/14895?utm_source=LightLunch&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=lightlunch829"><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Find out more and apply here by 13 May</span></span></span></a><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span><span>]</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="CMV-" name="CMV-"></a><span><span><span>CLINKS MEMBERS‚Äô VACANCIES:</span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>Board Members with <strong>Konnect Communities CIC</strong> <span class="sn-red">[Meetings will be face to face in Cornwall, part time]</span>; Family Support Worker - Prisoner Family Services - HMP Highpoint with <strong>Ormiston Families</strong> <span class="sn-red">[¬£21,840, HMP Highpoint Visitors‚Äô Centre, part time]</span>; Violence Against Women and Girls Advocate with <strong>A Way Out</strong> <span class="sn-red">[¬£24,675, Tees Valley, full time]</span>; Criminal Justice Interventions Community Coach with <strong>A Way Out</strong> <span class="sn-red">[¬£27,300, Tees Valley, full time]</span>; Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Specialist (LGBTQ+ Specialist) with <strong>Basis Yorkshire</strong> <span class="sn-red">[¬£28,495, Leeds and Bradford, part time]</span>; Family Support Worker - Prisoner Family Services - HMP Norwich with <strong>Ormiston Families</strong> <span class="sn-red">[¬£21,840, HMP Norwich Visitors‚Äô Centre, part time]</span>; Women's Accommodation Support Worker - West Sussex with <strong>Brighton Women's Centre</strong> <span class="sn-red">[¬£26,181, Worthing based, Local travel expected, part time]</span>; Women's Accommodation Support Worker - West Sussex with <strong>Brighton Women's Centre </strong><span class="sn-red">[¬£26,181, Worthing, local travel expected, part time]</span>; Peer Mentor - FIRST ‚Äď Birmingham with <strong>Shelter Prison Housing Advice Service</strong> (PHAS) <span class="sn-red">[¬£24,102, Birmingham, full time]</span>; IT Project Manager with <strong>ADVANCE</strong> (Advocacy and Non-Violence Community Education) <span class="sn-red">[¬£42,000 - ¬£45,000, Hammersmith, full time]</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><a href="http://www.clinks.org/vacancies?utm_source=LightLunch&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=lightlunch829"><span><span><span><span>For more information about these vacancies, and many more, click here</span></span></span></span></a></span></span></span></p> <h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="ROTW-" name="ROTW-"></a><span><span><span>READS OF THE WEEK:</span></span></span></h3> <ul><li><a href="https://imagine5.com/video/seaweed-is-the-most-generous-material-on-earth/">Seaweed,¬†the most generous material on Earth</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-gloucestershire-68885651">Asparagus paraded through Gloucestershire train by 7ft vegetable</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/big-four-accountancy-firm-to-get-prison-leavers-in-to-work-in-crime-cutting-drive">Britain's biggest businesses urged¬†to recruit prison leavers</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13344037/All-rise-Former-judge-says-pop-courts-set-pubs-libraries-supermarkets-bid-restore-faith-criminal-justice-system.html">Pop-up courts' should be set up in pubs</a></li> </ul><h3 class="sn-blue"><a id="EI-" name="EI-"></a><span><span><span>EXTRA INFORMATION:</span></span></span></h3> <p class="text-align-center">About Clinks Light Lunch</p> <p class="text-align-center">This edition of Light Lunch has been sent to the inbox of 13877 people working (or with an interest) in the criminal justice system of England and¬†Wales.<br /> If you would like to include something in a future edition of Light Lunch,¬†<a href="http://www.clinks.org/LightLunchSubmissions">use our submission form</a>.<br /> Get involved¬†<a href="https://clinks.org/membership?utm_source=Newsflash&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=NewsflashFooter">Become a Member</a>¬†|¬†<a href="http://twitter.com/Clinks_Tweets">Follow Clinks¬†on Twitter</a><br /> Contact us¬†<a href="http://www.clinks.org/?utm_source=Newsflash&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=NewsflashFooter">www.clinks.org</a>¬†|¬†<a href="mailto:info@clinks.org">info@clinks.org</a>¬†| <a href="tel:020 4502 6774">020 4502 6774</a><br /><a href="http://www.clinks.org/user">Click here to manage your subscriptions</a>. For assistance, email¬†<a href="mailto:info@clinks.org">info@clinks.org</a><br /> Registered office: 82A James Carter Road, Mildenhall, Suffolk, IP28 7DE¬†<br /> Registered charity: <a href="tel:1074546">1074546</a> | Company limited by guarantee in England &amp; Wales: 3562176<br /> ¬© Clinks, 2024</p> <p class="text-align-center"><img alt="Clinks logo" height="150" src="https://www.clinks.org/sites/default/files/emails/clinks_logo_strap_rgb_low-res_1_0.jpg" width="379" /></p></div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/124143" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Darryn Frost</span> </span> <span>25 Apr 2024 - 13:05</span> Thu, 25 Apr 2024 12:05:24 +0000 Darryn Frost 3101 at https://www.clinks.org