Guides and Reports
Using the arts as a driver for equality in criminal justice settings
We have put together this resource to help our members, as well as arts organisations, to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity in their work.
Arts, culture and innovation in criminal justice settings: a guide for commissioners
This guide provides practical information and ideas for those wishing to commission artists and arts organisations.
Write to be Heard: Supporting offender learning through creative writing
The National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance’s creative writing programme ‘Write to be Heard’ aimed to encourage hard-to-reach offenders to engage with education and arts opportunities in prison.
Re-imagining futures: Exploring arts interventions and the process of desistance
Carried out by Northumbria University and Bath Spa University, this report highlights examples of how the arts can support positive changes linked to personal agency, efficacy and identity, which are linked to the highly individualised journey of desistance from criminal behaviour.
Demonstrating the value of arts in Criminal Justice
This guide, produced by Charities Evaluation Services, provides practical tips to help organisations move from making their desired effect explicit to developing methods of capturing and demonstrating achievements.
Criminal Justice: an artists’ guide
Written by Saul Hewish and Chris Johnston from Rideout this guide offers National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance members the chance to learn from Rideout’s vast experience of delivering arts based projects in the Criminal Justice System.
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