The Monument Fellowship
Working together to improve criminal justice
In 2016 the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance (NCJAA) was invited by The Monument Trust to join a six-year funded fellowship, bringing together a group of organisations covering every stage of a person’s journey through the criminal justice system. At the end of The Monument Trust’s 50 years, The Monument Fellowship recognises the enormous added value of organisations working together – and will set on course a movement to build upon and go beyond the trust’s work. The Monument Fellowship consists of:
- Restorative Solutions CIC
- Centre for Justice Innovation
- Lemos and Crane: The Good Prison
- Diagrama Foundation UK
- Koestler Trust
Each year The Monument Fellowship works around a theme together and chooses a question to answer across our organisations and our networks. These answers are collected and translated in to practice and a creative output, such as an event or publication.
2018 (ongoing): How do we create a less violent society?
The response to this year’s question is being led by Centre for Justice Innovation. As part of the NCJAA’s contribution, we are holding our annual Anne Peaker Lecture on the theme of art and violence in society [5th October, London, £10].
2017: What do those at risk of offending, prisoners and ex-offenders need to learn?
In its inaugural year, The Monument Fellowship addressed the above question by producing a book, Life Beyond Crime. Published by Lemos & Crane, the book draws together through prose, poems and pictures the assembled first-hand experience and wisdom of more than 60 contributors. Life Beyond Crime is available to purchase from The Koestler Trust for £15. Click here for more information
Image courtesy of Paul Gent