Navigating the criminal justice system
A guide for voluntary organisations working in the criminal justice system in England and Wales
The criminal justice system in England and Wales can be daunting to understand because of both its size and complexity. If you’re new to working or volunteering in this field, this Clinks guide will help you understand how the criminal justice system is organised and how it works.
- What are the differences between the Ministry of Justice and HM Prison and Probation Service?
- What happens after someone goes to court, and what is the most common sentence type?
- What’s the difference between a category A prison and a category D prison?
- What local structures affect decision making in your local area?
Read the guide to quickly get the answers to these questions and much more. Follow useful links to delve deeper on areas which interest you.
PS. We hold information sessions for voluntary sector staff and volunteers to increase awareness of – and explore and discuss – how the criminal justice system is organised, its complexities, and how it works. Visit our website for upcoming opportunities or email email@example.com