Criminal justice - NPC

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How we can solve systemic failure in the criminal justice system

By and Theo Clay
on 6 January 2021 , 4 minute read

The pandemic has led to charities being shut out of prisons and prisoners being locked up for 23 hours a day. What’s more, funders feel that change is too hard to achieve in the criminal justice system. Here’s how a systems map could help funders and charities have an impact in prisons.

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Connections between homelessness and the criminal justice system

By Theo Clay and Margery Infield, NPC
on 20 December 2019 , 5 minute read

In this blog NPC Consultants Theo Clay and Margery Infield explore the links between homelessness and the criminal justice system.

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Collaborating to change the criminal justice system – the role of charities in thought leadership

By Anne Fox
on 19 December 2019 , 7 minute read

Anne Fox Chief Executive of Clinks discusses her new book Crime & Consequence which poses the question, what should happen to people who commit criminal offences?

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What role can the social sector play in tackling youth crime?

on 22 July 2019 , 4 minute read

What is the social sector doing to reduce and prevent youth crime?

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Justice Select Committee Inquiry into Prison Governance: Response from NPC

on 19 June 2019

This is our written submission to the Justice Select Committee's inquiry into prison governance.

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Independent, Effective, Humane: Funding charities in the prison system

on 18 June 2019

The latest piece of research in our Beyond Bars program shows that while funders may be worried about the situation in prisons they can fund charities who still have a significant impact and they should not be dissuaded or leave the sector.

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How do charities work with prisons in 2019?

on 10 May 2019

Listen to our new podcast on charities and the criminal justice system.

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How are charities accessing people in prison to deliver services?

on 20 March 2019

People in prison need access to charities. But due to the nature of prisons charities find it hard to get access to prisoners. In this report we set out working with the system can help charities break down the barriers to access.


How charities are influencing change in prisons: What we’ve found so far

on 5 February 2019

In the face of massive budget cuts, turnover in political leadership, and a rising prison population, is there anything charities can do to improve the situation in prisons? Sally Bagwell, Deputy Head of Charities, outlines the findings of new research.

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How are charities influencing change in the prison system?

on 5 February 2019

Early findings from conversations with policymakers, parliamentarians, charities and funders on charities’ role in influencing change in the criminal justice sector.


What’s going on with funders and the criminal justice system?

on 18 December 2018 , 4.5 minute read

Criminal justice charities rely heavily on financial support from trusts, foundations and philanthropists. But we've found that independent funders are increasingly frustrated with the criminal justice system. Grace Wyld takes a closer look at the main challenges at hand, told in funders' own words.


Charities in prisons: Relationships, incentives, and access

By and Theo Clay
on 7 November 2018

Researcher Theo Clay shares some early work from Criminal Justice Project. 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.