At a crucial and difficult time for prisons our research asks: what is the added value of charities in criminal justice?
Launch of NPC’s research on the role of the voluntary sector in criminal justice
About the event
At a crucial and difficult time for prisons our research asks: what is the added value of charities in criminal justice? It goes on to explore how charities, funders and philanthropists can best respond to improve the sector.
We have found that there is great potential for charities to maximise their impact through engaging with changes and reforms, such as the emerging devolution agenda, the autonomy of prison governors and the accountability of PCCs. We have also heard that the sector struggles to unite in a collective voice advocating for change. Our findings will explore the contentious state of the probation marketplace, focusing especially on what private sector involvement in the commissioning of services really means for charities.
We are delighted that Kevin McGrath OBE, DL—vice chair of The Clink Charity, chairman of M&M Asset Management, former commissioner on the high-profile Independent Commission on English Prisons Today and former member of the Criminal Justice Policy Working Group—will chair the discussion, and the panel of:
- Paddy Walker, J Leon & Co Ltd
- Kate Paradine, Chief Executive, Women in Prison
- Ian Bickers, Executive Governor, Wandsworth Reform Prison
- James Noble and Grace Wyld, authors of NPC’s research