Clinks response to the Prison Strategy White Paper
We have responded to the consultation questions as set out in the Prison Strategy White Paper and welcome the opportunity to inform future policy in this area.
Our response focuses on the role of the voluntary sector working in criminal justice, specifically within prisons across England and Wales. This response is informed by consultation with the voluntary sector working in criminal justice as well as our experience of supporting the voluntary sector working in prisons and those delivering resettlement support.
In preparing this consultation response Clinks held three specific consultation events, sessions at our England and Wales voluntary sector forums, and one-to-one discussion with several alliances and specialist organisations that support men and women in prison. In total we spoke with 113 different voluntary sector organisations working in criminal justice to inform this response.