About this event
Over the last year, NPC has explored some of the criminal justice system’s major challenges and opportunities by speaking to charities, funders, policy makers, parliamentarians, prison governors, prison officers, and most importantly, people who have spent time in prison. To date, we have published two reports which share some of our early findings on these topics: How are charities influencing change in the prison system? and How are charities accessing people in prison to deliver vital services?.
This invite only event is the culmination of a year’s worth of work within our criminal justice programme. At the event, we will launch a report that examines the role that independent funders play in the criminal justice system. We will present our headline findings and our recommendations to funders, so that they can equip the sector with the resources and tools that it needs.
Our host, Professor Philip Ogden, the Drapers’ Company Master, will welcome us to the event and Dan Corry, NPC’s Chief Executive, will then chair a panel discussion of sector leaders including:
- Anne Fox, CEO, Clinks
- Ian Bickers, Deputy Director – Education, Employment and Accommodation Group, HMPPS
- Duncan Shrubsole, Director of Policy, Communications and Research, Lloyds Bank Foundation for England & Wales
- Satvinder Singh, Revolving Doors Lived Experience Team
- Grace Wyld, Criminal Justice Lead, NPC
If you are interested in attending please email us at events@thinkNPC.org by 31 May.
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.
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.
Early findings from conversations with policymakers, parliamentarians, charities and funders on charities’ role in influencing change in the criminal justice sector.
In this piece we outline our findings from research into the role of charities in the criminal justice sector. We found that charities make a unique contribution in this space, but face various challenges to achieving their potential. After exploring these challenges, we make suggestions for how funders, commissioners and government, and charities themselves can work to overcome these issues and maximise the voluntary sector's value-add in the criminal justice sector.