The Covid-19 response grants fund has now drawn to a close, and we are thrilled to have awarded 58 grants to 55 organisations on behalf of the Ministry of Justice/Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service (MoJ/HMPPS).
Lauren Nickolls analyses the findings of our latest survey of voluntary sector organisations. In the last month, many organisations have begun to increase their service provision again but a sense of uncertainty about the future remains.
Liz Ropschitz, Recoop’s Buddy Training Manager explains how prison Buddies have stepped up during the Covid-19 pandemic – working closely with health care and wing officers to support the most vulnerable prisoners.
Long before the pandemic, the criminal justice voluntary sector was struggling for resource in a complex, competitive and challenging commissioning environment. Covid-19 has exacerbated a crisis in sustainability.
Prisons and Probation Minister Lucy Frazer QC MP gives an update on the rollout of video calling in prisons, what’s involved in setting establishments up with this technology, and what prisoners and their friends and family can expect.
The Reducing Reoffending Third Sector Advisory Group Covid-19 Special Interest Group has produced a think piece presenting the voluntary sector’s views on the recovery of voluntary services in the criminal justice system after the pandemic.