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Become a part of the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance

The National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance (NCJAA) provides a vital network for those working in arts and criminal justice. We champion the needs of the sector, provide resources and opportunities, host good practice events and represent our network in discussions with policymakers at the Ministry of Justice, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, Arts Council England and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

We conduct and commission research into the crucial work of our network and our award-winning Evidence Library houses a unique archive of research reports and evaluations.

By joining our network, you can

  • Influence how the NCJAA does its work
  • Learn about innovative projects that have a real impact
  • Meet potential collaborators and enjoy networking opportunities
  • Apply to be a member of our steering group
  • Find out about up to date policy and key meetings impacting on arts and the criminal justice system
  • Enjoy free marketing opportunities via our website and monthly newsletter
  • Draw on a wealth of high quality evidence about the impact of arts in rehabilitation
  • Join in the conversation on our blog posts and case studies.

Here’s what our network says

What the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance is doing is just incredible – they are not only a fantastic resource for arts charities, they bring us all together and in doing so make us stronger as a community. I’m not sure we would still be going if it wasn’t for the support we’ve received from this much needed organisation.”

“The alliance keeps us aware of the wider topics, and of the work that’s going on within the sector that we aren’t alerted to.”

“We receive current and relevant information from the alliance. Small organisations have almost no time to do this, so this is really helpful.”

Who’s in our network?

If you are interested in connecting with the people and organisations in our network, contact info@artsincriminaljustice.org.uk

Are you a voluntary sector organisation working in the criminal justice system?

The NCJAA is managed by Clinks. Clinks supports, promotes and represents the voluntary sector working with people in the criminal justice system and their families.

Clinks members receive a great package of benefits, including free access to the GRANTnet funding database, exclusive policy briefings and marketing opportunities to over 10,000 contacts.

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By signing up to join, you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions of the network.


Image courtesy of Artichoke. Other Side of the Wall, Errol Fernandes, Dan Civico, Sarah Blood, Sheree Mack, Lindsay Duncanson. Lumiere Durham 2013