What next? Building strength and unity in a changing criminal justice system
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Recovery from the pandemic and major changes to the criminal justice operating environment, including probation unification and proposed prison reforms, present significant challenges, as well as some opportunities, to voluntary organisations and the people they support. Through these changes the voluntary sector’s strength, determination and flexibility enables organisations to prioritise people in contact with the criminal justice system and their families.
Our State of the Sector research has shown that these changes have come on top of, not instead of, wider challenges that have long faced the sector. At this year’s conference, we aim to strengthen the voluntary sector’s ability to succeed together amidst an ever-changing environment. We are pleased to announce our keynote speakers for the day. In the morning Justin Russell, His Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Probation and Kilvinder Vigurs, Regional Director for London Probation, will be sharing views on their roles and the value of the voluntary sector to the probation service. In the afternoon Phil Copple, Director General Operations at His Majesty's Prison and Probation Service, will be speaking about the ongoing recovery for prisons following the pandemic and future plans for prison regimes.
We will also be running panel discussions and workshops showcasing best practice and the sharing of ideas and recommendations from some of our member organisations.
Our panel discussions will delve into how voluntary sector organisations can look to diversify their funding opportunities within the criminal justice system, as well as how we can all prioritise wellbeing for staff and explore ways in which we can ensure our workforce feels valued when salary increases are not always possible, and the retention of skilled and talented staff remains a concern. During our workshops we will be looking at the importance of our workforces being diverse and representative of those who access services and the challenges that are faced in doing this within the voluntary criminal justice sector. We will also be exploring the concept of Framing; and how the sector can be a united voice and be more than the sum of its parts. Further details on these panel discussions and workshops and how to sign up to them will be shared soon, and if you are interested in being involved and sharing your experiences of these topics at the conference then please do get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual General Meeting
The conference will be followed by our AGM and a drinks reception. In addition to allowing us to carry out business that is vital to the running of Clinks, our AGM is the place for members to exercise the right to elect our trustees, and a chance to discuss the issues that matter to you as a member.
Clinks’ members have the right to appoint a proxy to exercise their rights to attend, speak and vote at the AGM. Appointment of a proxy must be made using the proxy form. The completed form must be emailed back to email@example.com to arrive no later than Monday 21 November 2022.
Click to download the AGM Formal Notice and draft agenda 2022, minutes of the 2021 AGM and our 2022 financial review.