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News & Events

What’s going on in arts and criminal justice?

Here’s where we post all blogs, news, opportunities and events relevant to our network – including performances, exhibitions, conferences, courses, resources and sector-relevant updates. To send us details about your news or event for inclusion on this page, please email info@artsincriminaljustice.org.uk

Latest blog posts

Continuing collaboration during the Covid-19 crisis

Alison Frater, Chair of the NCJAA, reflects on her conversations with arts practitioners and prison staff, and what their responses to the crisis tell us about the critical value of arts and culture for criminal justice settings in this moment. In recent weeks, I’ve been talking to artists and arts organisations who work with people […]

How the current Covid-19 crisis is impacting arts in criminal justice

In this blog, National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance (NCJAA) Director Jessica Plant reflects on how the current Covid-19 crisis is affecting our network, the impact on arts in criminal justice settings, and what the NCJAA is doing to help. It has been nearly two weeks since the country went into lockdown to fight the spread […]

Latest News

Highlights from NCJAA annual meeting 2020

On 23rd June, the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance (NCJAA) hosted 79 delegates at our annual meeting. We asked: “How can the arts in criminal justice challenge race inequality, survive and thrive through Covid-19 and beyond?” We were joined by Simon Marshall, Deputy Director – Rehabilitation and Support Services Group, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation […]

Six new members join the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance steering group

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of the following new members to the NCJAA steering group: Brenda Birungi, poet and founder of Unchained Poetry; Jamal Khan, writer and poet; Jennifer Walmsley, co-founder of BearFace Theatre; Ralph Lubkowski, Governor, HMP Hewell; Sarah Hartley, National Lead for Families, Novus; and Simon Ruding, Director, TiPP. We […]

Latest opportunities

Join our team – we’re hiring a Communications Officer

Vacancy: Clinks, National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance – Communications and Digital Engagement Officer Usually office (central London) based, with occasional national travel – currently home based 2.5 days per week £27,539 pro-rata, plus 6% pension contribution This is to replace a permanent role, however in the context of the uncertainty caused by the current Covid-19 […]

Research fellowship: BAME women in the criminal justice system

The Prison Reform Trust and the Barrow Cadbury Trust have partnered with The Griffins Society to support two research fellowships in 2020–21 focused on the treatment of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) women in prison, or more broadly across the criminal justice system. The Griffins Society promotes effective practice in working with women and girls who are […]

Upcoming Events

NCJAA Annual meeting 2020

NCJAA Annual meeting 2020: What does the arts in criminal justice sector need to survive and thrive through Covid-19 and beyond?

NCJAA network hang out: Planning for an uncertain future

The National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance (NCJAA) invites you to join us for a virtual hang out. This is an opportunity for our network to come together to meet, discuss, share and learn from each other during these challenging times.


Image courtesy of No Place Productions (c) Mark Louden