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NCJAA recognised in parliament

NCJAA recognised in parliament



The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Select Committee held a session yesterday on the social impact of participation in culture and sport.

Five ministers from across government attended as witnesses, including Edward Argar MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Justice and Michael Ellis MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Arts, Heritage and Tourism.

Michael Ellis MP praised the work of the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance (NCJAA) in championing the importance of arts in the criminal justice system across government, including in a recent roundtable jointly chaired by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Ministry of Justice. He also praised the work of voluntary organisations Geese Theatre Company and Clean Break, for their work supporting people in prison through arts provision.

Click here watch the meeting

The NCJAA and Clinks jointly submitted written evidence to the committee’s inquiry in to the social impact of participation in culture and sport. Click here to read the submission (published June 2018)


Image courtesy of Geese Theatre Company