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Art by women on probation

Art by women on probation



Changing Lives has completed an eight-week arts programme with women on probation orders from nine hubs across Northumbria. Run in partnership with Tyne and Wear Archive Museums and Northumbria Community Rehabilitation Company and funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Free but not Free was developed after it became clear to the charity that many […]

Watch Rattle Snake



Open Clasp Theatre Company‘s Rattle Snake is a play based on real life stories of women who have faced and survived coercive controlling domestic abuse. It was originally developed as part of a training programme for frontline police officers in Durham, and last year toured the UK. You can watch it here from 25th November […]

Our impact over the last three years

Our impact over the last three years



Clinks has published its Impact assessment 2019, a report on an external assessment of its impact – which includes the work of the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance (NCJAA) – from 2016 to 2019. It set out to review: Whether Clinks is providing the range of services and activities that stakeholders want and need What […]

Listen to our new podcast

Listen to our new podcast



We’ve launched an exciting new podcast featuring a selection of views from our recently released Crime and Consequence book, answering the question: what should happen to people who commit criminal offences? Each episode focuses on a particular area of the criminal justice system, drawing on the author’s lived or professional experience. Episodes include: What should happen […]

Crime and Consequence

Crime and Consequence



We’re delighted to announce the launch of Crime & Consequence – what should happen to people who commit criminal offences? This is the third in the series of books curated by the Monument Fellowship and edited this year by Clinks and the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance (NCJAA). Crime & Consequence is a collection of essays and […]

Announcing our new Buckinghamshire project

Announcing our new Buckinghamshire project



The National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance (NCJAA) has begun a 12-month local practice development project to scope arts in criminal justice settings in the Buckinghamshire region. Funded by the Rothschild Foundation, the project will explore models of good practice and foster collaborative working in order to support the Foundation’s further investment in this area. Our […]

Prison education commissioning update for sole traders

Prison education commissioning update for sole traders



The Ministry of Justice’s Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) has updated its terms to make it easier for sole traders to join the system and bid for education contracts. The DPS was launched in November 2018 and is specifically designed to enable prison governors to secure specialist or one-off education provision to meet short-term needs. The […]

Local prison collaborates on new mural for Ipswich

Local prison collaborates on new mural for Ipswich



A mural created at a local prison has been installed on Ipswich Waterfront for Art Eat Festival. Supported by the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance’s (NCJAA) professional mentoring scheme, the project’s producer delivered nine design workshops with residents at a local prison and the artist EVEWRIGHT to produce the finished piece. The NCJAA afforded me […]