Clinks’ State of the Sector report
Every year Clinks surveys voluntary sector organisations to collect information about how healthy the sector is, the role it is playing, and the wellbeing of service users. This year’s report explores how voluntary organisations working in criminal justice are faring. It found that during political change, voluntary organisations remain resilient and innovative but the safety net is shrinking and the people the sector supports are finding it harder to access the help they need. Voluntary organisations play an essential role in people’s lives, but the challenges they experience are significant and ignoring them is not an option. The report looks at the results from a survey of over 200 voluntary organisations working in criminal justice, the financial analysis of 757 charities and 220 companies, and 10 in depth interviews.