Criminal justice and charities
Charities and their funders are at the forefront of work to support people to support people to make changes, break cycles of reoffending and prevent crime.
But prisons are under intense pressure. They are getting more violent, staff numbers are down, and complaints about overcrowding are widespread. In the midst of all this, charities are struggling to access those in need.
Criminal justice charities must be better supported to fulfil their role supporting people in the justice system. Our beyond bars research explores how. We want to continue this research to develop practical policies, building on what we’ve learnt. Get in touch to learn how to be involved.
Key resources and commentary on criminal justice
Independent, Effective, Humane: Funding charities in the prison system
The latest piece of research shows funders can still have a significant impact on prisons and should not be dissuaded.
How are charities accessing people in prison to deliver services?
In this report we set out working with the system can help charities break down the barriers to access.
Charities in prisons: Relationships, incentives, and access
We have been speaking to around 30 charities to hear about their challenges, but also to shine a light on examples of prisons and charities working well together.
If our justice system is to be fit for the future, charities must lead the way
There is a twin role that charities must play to improve the justice system.
Women’s services need a long-term plan
In this guest blog Becky Rogerson, Director of Wearside Women in Need, explores the challenges faced by Women's services.
Taking a whole-system approach to criminal justice
Given the complexities in the criminal justice system, we must take a whole-system approach to reoffending. By focusing on overlooked and underfunded areas, we can plant the seeds for a fairer criminal justice system.
Drop us a line
Got a question, comment, or want to work with us on criminal justice? Get in touch with Theo Clay NPC’s Criminal Justice Lead.Get in touch