The latest views and discussion from Clinks staff and guest writers. We also use blogs to give short updates on our latest projects, as well as briefings on topics of interest to members.
The Community Sentence Treatment Requirements (CSTR) programme in action: Northamptonshire
Third and final blog in a series on the Community Sentence Treatment Requirements (CSTR) programme, this piece by Clinks and Nacro looks at the Northamptonshire CSTR site to learn how they became a CSTR site, their learnings, and how service users benefit from this change.
Grant funding to improve prison leavers’ outcomes - the Local Leadership and Integration Fund
London Development Officer Tiegan Mercer outlines details of the Local Leadership and Integration Fund – a Ministry of Justice grant funding scheme to support the development of locally-led pilots to improve outcomes for prison leavers.
An independent review of the probation Dynamic Framework
Richard Oldfield recommends that there should be a large-scale adoption of grants as the funding mechanism for some of the services; simplification of contracts; and a system which obliges large entities to include more specialised smaller organisations in their bids.
The Community Sentence Treatment Requirements (CSTR) programme in action: Plymouth
Second in a series of blogs on the Community Sentence Treatment Requirements (CSTR) programme, this blog by Clinks and Nacro looks at the Plymouth CSTR site to learn how they became a CSTR site, their learnings, and how service users benefit from this change.
Neurodiversity in the criminal justice system: A review of evidence
This blog by Policy Officer Noorjehan Piperdy explores the review of neurodiversity in the criminal justice system, published by the Criminal Justice Joint Inspectorates, alongside two service user reports published by KeyRing and User Voice.
Update on funding for the criminal justice voluntary sector
In November Clinks began receiving feedback from members in our regular forums, alongside concern from the wider criminal justice voluntary sector regarding the prolonged waiting and deterred action on promised funding from the Ministry of Justice. Amy Rees has responded to Clinks (28 March 2023) with the attached letter clarifying budget allocations and the voluntary sector 2023/2024. The following bullet points outline the key notes of importance within the letter and the subsequent conversation between Clinks and HMPPS on the deferred funding for voluntary organisations, and why it is a matter of great importance that funding for our sector remains committed to.
Letter from Amy Rees Chief Executive HMPPS dated 28 March 2023
In November Clinks began receiving fe
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