What our members say about the CJA:

  • ‘National perspectives, authoritative research, a trusted and respected voice.’
  • ‘The CJA helps inform our policy and communications objectives – we often use it as a “go-to” for information and resources. Members meetings have been a great way to be exposed to senior figureheads we wouldn’t usually get access to.’
  • ‘Membership complements our policy and influencing efforts, thus improving the impact of our work and outcomes for young adult offenders. The CJA helps us meet, engage and learn from others.’
  • ‘You help us join the dots between policy and professional practice, giving us more shape to the ever-transforming criminal justice landscape.’
  • ‘It gives us legitimacy to be part of a wider forum.’
  • ‘Your information, research and reports enhance our funding applications and strategic developments.’
  • ‘Being part of the CJA means we’re kept up-to-date on changes to policy, relevant publications and the work of other organisations in the prison sector.’
  • ‘CJA policy briefings are especially valued, as they save a lot time trawling through information.’
  • ‘It was particularly useful to have the pre-General Election briefings and then afterwards the notes on new ministers.’
  • ‘We’re reliant on organisations such as the CJA to campaign and lobby on our behalf.’
  • ‘The CJA allows us to leverage our impact and adds value to our work.’

If you’d like to become a member further information and details are available here.

  • Victims First Northumbria


    Victims First Northumbria

    Victims First Northumbria is an independent victim referral service. It puts victims of crime at the heart of its service ensuring they are given help and support to cope and recover from the difficult experience they have faced.

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  • Margaret Carey Foundation


    Margaret Carey Foundation

    Margaret Carey Foundation brings the community into the prison by rescuing scrapped bicycles and wheelchairs that are no longer in use and setting up prison workshops and community bike hubs.

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  • Learning & Work Institute


    Learning & Work Institute

    Learning & Work Institute is a new independent policy and research organisation dedicated to lifelong learning, full employment and inclusion.


  • The Griffins Society


    The Griffins Society

    The Griffins Society is an independent charity working for the care and resettlement of women offenders in prison and in the community. The Society funds practitioner-led research, coordinates and disseminates information about research and services for women in the criminal justice system, and initiates service development projects to stimulate implementation of the recommendations arising from Griffins Society Research Fellowship reports


  • Abandofbrothers



    Abandofbrothers is a charity established by men committed to positive social change through personal development and community building.


  • Community Chaplaincy Association


    Community Chaplaincy Association

    Community Chaplaincies work alongside prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families, offering mentoring and holistic support within prison, through the gates and out in the community.


  • Diffusion



    Diffusion works to transform the lives of prisoners, ex-offenders and other vulnerable youths and adults by providing reading groups with free, easy-to-read books that​ help improve reading skills, inspire self-reflection, emphasise the importance of making good choices and encourage positive relationships.


  • Transform Drug Policy Foundation


    Transform Drug Policy Foundation

    Transform is a charitable think tank that campaigns for the legal regulation of drugs both in the UK and internationally. Their activities include producing publications, working with government departments, MPs and political parties, providing media comment on drug policy stories, developing campaigns, and working internationally to build an international coalition in support of reform.


  • Concord Prison Trust


    Concord Prison Trust

    The Concord Prison Trust is dedicated not only to prison education but also to providing a path to rehabilitation through self knowledge. Its courses teach inmates a skill which could, with further training, lead to a career on release and also insight and self-awareness, making them question the path their lives have taken.


  • Why me?


    Why me?

    Why me? exists to promote restorative justice for the benefit of victims. Although we acknowledge the great benefits it brings by cutting reoffending and making for a better society, it is the needs and welfare of victims which remain our priority.


  • Prison Fellowship


    Prison Fellowship

    Prison Fellowship works through its volunteer members to support prisoners in a number of ways. These include victim awareness programmes, letter writing, and opportunities to work with prison chaplaincies. This might include helping with Sunday services, midweek Bible studies and administrative support.


  • Circles UK


    Circles UK

    Circles of Support and Accountability (Circles) build safer communities through local volunteers working with sex offenders to minimise alienation, support reintegration and so prevent sexual reoffending. Circles UK is the national body supporting the development, quality, coordination and effectiveness of local Circles.


  • Khulisa



    Khulisa (“to nurture”) is a charity delivering unique, powerful and creative programmes to offenders and those at-risk of crime, violence and victimisation. They provide mentoring and through-the-gate resettlement support along with targeted youth programmes.


  • Restorative Solutions


    Restorative Solutions

    Restorative Solutions is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company that supporting frontline practitioners working in the community and the public sector by creating and managing innovative programmes, delivering training and services to enable the use of restorative practice.


  • Mental Health Foundation


    Mental Health Foundation

    The Mental Health Foundation is the UK’s charity for everyone’s mental health. With prevention at the heart of what they do, they aim to find and address the sources of mental health problems so that people and communities can thrive.


  • Fine Cell Work


    Fine Cell Work

    Fine Cell Work is a charity and social enterprise that runs rehabilitation projects in 30 British prisons by training prisoners in paid, skilled, creative needlework, undertaken in the long hours spent in their cells, to foster hope, discipline and self-belief.


  • Redthread



    Redthread is a youth work charity aiming to support and enable young people in south London to lead healthy, safe and happy lives.


  • Prison Reform Trust


    Prison Reform Trust

    The Prison Reform Trust (PRT) is an independent UK charity working to create a just, humane and effective penal system. They do this by inquiring into the workings of the system; informing prisoners, staff and the wider public; and by influencing Parliament, government and officials towards reform


  • Bounce Back


    Bounce Back

    Bounce Back is a Charity and a Social Enterprise focused on training and employment of ex offenders. They firmly believe that everyone has the ability to change and working in several prisons, as well as with London Probation, They offer training, work experience and employment to offenders at the end of their sentences using the skills developed both in custody and on release.


  • Act for Change


    Act for Change

    Act for Change helps young people and their families with complex mental health emotional and behavioural problems through a range of interventions.


  • Victory Outreach UK


    Victory Outreach UK

    Victory Outreach UK provides rehabilitation and support for drug and alcohol dependants.


  • BTEG



    BTEG contributes to the economic regeneration of BAME communities by building the capacity of local groups so that they can play an active role in improving opportunities for BAME individuals.


  • The Forward Trust


    The Forward Trust

    Forward empowers people to break the cycle of addiction or crime to move forward with their lives. For more than 25 years we have been working with people to build positive and productive futures. We believe that anyone is capable of lasting change.


  • Catch 22


    Catch 22

    Catch22 is a social business providing services that help people in tough situations to turn their lives around. Their seven areas of expertise include care leavers, education, apprenticeships and employability, families, gangs, justice and social action.


  • Quaker Crime, Community and Justice Group


    Quaker Crime, Community and Justice Group

    Quakers have a long-standing historic involvement with the criminal justice system on both sides of the bars. This involvement continues into the present day with a commitment by Quakers to address the criminal justice system at all levels from individual prisoners to responding to government consultations.

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  • Nacro



    Nacro, the crime reduction charity, is dedicated to reducing crime and reoffending in communities across England and Wales. They design and deliver programmes that equip people with the skills, advice, attitude and support they need to move their lives on and move away from crime.


  • Vision Housing


    Vision Housing

    Vision Housing is a London-based charity and social enterprise. Founded in 2007, it was set up to provide housing and on-going support to ex-offenders on release from prison.


  • Family Links


    Family Links

    Family Links is a national charity dedicated to creating an emotionally healthy, resilient and responsible society.


  • Clean Break


    Clean Break

    Clean Break is a theatre company with an independent education programme. Both strands of our work are rooted in the belief that theatre changes lives. It provides high-quality theatre-based courses, qualifications, training opportunities and specialist support which are critical for the rehabilitation of women offenders in prisons and the community.





    Unlock is an independent award-winning charity which provides information, advice, training and advocacy, dealing with the ongoing effects of criminal convictions. Unlock combines professional training with personal experience to help others overcome the long-term problems that having a conviction can bring.


  • Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine


    Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine

    The FFLM is a charity set up to develop and maintain the highest possible standards of competence and professional integrity in forensic and legal medicine.


  • Inside Connections


    Inside Connections

    Inside Connections is a ground-breaking new mobile app and website organisation aimed at working with all significant stakeholders to help develop and modernise the way in which reform and rehabilitation is implemented across our prison systems – bringing prisons into the 21st century.


  • Shaw Trust


    Shaw Trust

    Shaw Trust is the UK's largest third sector provider of employment services for disabled and disadvantaged people.


  • Wales Restorative Approaches Partnership


    Wales Restorative Approaches Partnership

    Wales Restorative Approaches Partnership (WRAP) is a best practice hub for restorative approaches and practices in Wales. WRAP aims to empower service users and partner agencies to create their own restorative solutions to problems and harm.


  • Women’s Breakout


    Women’s Breakout

    Women’s Breakout is a third sector umbrella organisation that represents 55 voluntary and community sector organisations working with women offenders and women at risk of involvement in the criminal justice system in gender sensitive environments.


  • Escaping Victimhood


    Escaping Victimhood

    Escaping Victimhood is a charitable company that was founded by criminal justice professionals concerned that there was little robust support available to victims of crime after the court processes have been completed. It provides residential workshops for people whose lives have been disrupted by the trauma of serious crime.


  • KeepOut



    KeepOut is the first crime diversion scheme to be delivered by dedicated teams of serving prisoners – managed by civilian staff – inside UK prisons.


  • Working Chance


    Working Chance

    Working Chance is an award-winning UK charity creating a revolution in restorative recruitment. Working Chance supports female ex-offenders to find quality work with mainstream employers, helping them break the inter-generational cycle of disadvantage and crime often passed down from mother to child.


  • Women in Prison


    Women in Prison

    Women in Prison provides education, training and practical support to women who are, or have been, in prison


  • Change, Grow, Live


    Change, Grow, Live

    Change, grow, live champions people who have faced hardships such as addiction, homelessness and abuse, and supports them into recovery.





    JUSTICE is an all-party law reform and human rights organisation working to strengthen the justice system in the United Kingdom. Their membership is composed primarily of the legal profession, comprising barristers, solicitors, legal executives, academic lawyers, law students and interested non-lawyers.


  • St Mungos


    St Mungos

    St Mungo's Broadway provides a bed and support to more than 2,500 people a night who are either homeless or at risk, and works to prevent homelessness, helping about 25,000 people a year.


  • Church of England Mission and Public Affairs Division


    Church of England Mission and Public Affairs Division

    The Mission and Public Affairs division oversees how the Church's work is carried out at the national level of the Church of England in evangelism, development of parish congregations, internationally through the work of the world mission agencies - and in rural and urban situations.

    Website Link >

  • Agenda



    Agenda is a cross-sector alliance of organisations and
    individuals, working together to reframe debate, and to provide the evidence base and
    working models to inspire a fundamental shift in perspective, and embed approaches that
    work for women and girls at risk.


  • Bail for Immigration Detainees


    Bail for Immigration Detainees

    Bail for Immigration Detainees is an independent charity that exists to challenge immigration detention in the UK. They work with asylum seekers and migrants, in removal centres and prisons, to secure their release from detention.


  • Fry Housing Trust


    Fry Housing Trust

    Fry Housing Trust provides supported accommodation and community-based services to people with convictions and homeless people at risk of offending.


  • The Zahid Mubarek Trust


    The Zahid Mubarek Trust

    The ZMT is an independent charity which serves to benefit society by advocating for reforms and challenging discrimination within the criminal justice system.


  • Association of Members of Independent Monitoring Boards


    Association of Members of Independent Monitoring Boards

    The Association of Members of Independent Monitoring Boards (AMIMB) is a nationally recognized body representing those who monitor the treatment and rehabilitation of adults and young people in prison, immigration removal centres, and other secure establishments.


  • Switchback



    Switchback is an intensive mentoring programme. Switchback Mentors help 18-24 year old male offenders – Trainees – make real, long-lasting change after their release from prison.


  • Lancashire Women's Centres


    Lancashire Women's Centres

    Lancashire Women's Centre's vision is that women, and their families are able to achieve their potential, develop their assets and skills and live safe, healthy and prosperous lives.

    Their mission is to provide high quality, integrated health and social care services in Cumbria and Lancashire to women and their families.


  • New Bridge Foundation


    New Bridge Foundation

    New Bridge works with individual offenders responding to their own needs, talents and potential. Through befriending and mentoring they help offenders to realise their full potential as members of society.


  • St Giles Trust


    St Giles Trust

    St Giles Trust aims to help break the cycle of prison, crime and disadvantage and create safer communities by supporting people to change their lives. Their services put reformed ex-offenders at the heart of the solution, training them to use their skills and first-hand experience to help others through peer-led support.


  • The Oak Foundation*


    The Oak Foundation*

    Oak Foundation is a group of philanthropic organisations which, since its establishment in 1983, has given over 3,000 grants to not-for-profit organisations around the world.


  • NatCen Social Research (Crime and Justice)


    NatCen Social Research (Crime and Justice)

    NatCen is Britain’s largest independent social research agency, working on behalf of government and charities to find out what people really think about important social issues and how Britain is run.


  • Revolving Doors Agency


    Revolving Doors Agency

    Revolving Doors is a charity working across England to change systems and improve services for people with multiple problems, including poor mental health, who are in contact with the criminal justice system.


  • Juvenis



    Juvenis offers bespoke support and training enabling young people who are having difficulties at school, at home or in the community to turn around their lives and (re)engage with employment, education or training.





    VOYAGE is a social justice charity that aims to empower marginalised black young people and provide them with the self-awareness and motivation to transform themselves and their communities. The mission of VOYAGE is to encourage and assist young people bridge the gap between their schools, communities and criminal justice system whilst supporting young people to sustain successful partnerships and meaningful relationships.


  • The Footprints Project


    The Footprints Project

    The Footprints Project mentors men and women who are leaving prison or serving a community sentence in the Dorset, Somerset and Hampshire area. They offer a ‘through the gate’ service, meeting with their clients prior to and on release from prison.


  • Centre for Justice Innovation


    Centre for Justice Innovation

    The Centre for Justice Innovation seeks to introduce and support new ideas, new projects and new practice in the British criminal justice system. With a commitment to sharing learning between the US and UK, the Centre combines research and international evidence gathering with expert support to front-line practitioners to help build a more innovative and dynamic criminal justice system.


  • Transform Justice


    Transform Justice

    Transform Justice helps create a better justice system in the UK, a system which is fairer, more open, more humane and more effective. Transform Justice enhances the system through promoting change – by generating research and evidence to show how the system works and how it could be improved, and by persuading the public to support those changes and practitioners and politicians to make them.


  • Pact



    Pact is a national charity which supports people affected by imprisonment by providing practical and emotional support to prisoners' children and families, and to prisoners themselves. Pact provides services in 50 prisons across England and Wales.


  • The Magistrates Association*


    The Magistrates Association*

    The MA exists to influence key decision-makers, support their members in administering the law and to educate people about the role of magistrates.


  • New Leaf Project


    New Leaf Project

    New Leaf provides help and support to offenders who plan to resettle in Oxfordshire, Berkshire or Buckinghamshire including Milton Keynes. Through mentoring, New Leaf to help people re-settle effectively, and address successfully any issues and challenges they have.


  • Give a Book


    Give a Book

    Give a Book was set up in 2011 in memory of writer and playwright Simon Gray who loved to read and to share his reading. We facilitate the gift of books to selected charities and other organisations.


  • Partners of Prisoners and Families Support Group


    Partners of Prisoners and Families Support Group

    POPS provide information and support to the families of offenders from their earliest contact with the Criminal Justice System (CJS), through to release and beyond.





    RECOOP promotes the care, resettlement and rehabilitation of older prisoners, offenders and ex-offenders, especially those over the age of 50.

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  • Strawberry Fields Training


    Strawberry Fields Training

    Strawberry Fields Training provides specialised training, support services, and advice and support to vulnerable young people and adults who are on the margins of society.

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  • Commonweal Housing


    Commonweal Housing

    Commonweal are a housing based action learning charity. They create housing projects with bespoke services for occupiers who are enduring social injustice. They work with individual specialist project partners to deliver their projects.

    As part of their mission to find solutions to social injustice, they also work to change public policy to eradicate the social injustices.


  • A Way Out


    A Way Out

    A Way Out’s ambition is to be an organisation of excellence, tackling and preventing exploitation of vulnerability of women and young people.

    They are an outreach and prevention charity, specialised in engaging vulnerable and hard to reach women and young people, using creative and innovative approaches to educate, support and empower them to live safe, healthy and whole lives.


  • Emmaus UK


    Emmaus UK

    Emmaus supports people to work their way out of homelessness, providing meaningful work as well a stable home for as long as someone needs it.


  • The Care Leavers' Association


    The Care Leavers' Association

    The Care Leavers' Association brings together the voices of care leavers of all ages to improve the current care system, improve the quality of life of care leavers throughout their lives and change for the better society’s perception of people who have been in care as children.


  • Catalyst Housing Ltd


    Catalyst Housing Ltd

    Catalyst Housing Ltd provides a wide range of housing solutions and community development initiatives, working closely with residents and partners to meet local needs.


  • Prisoners’ Advice Service


    Prisoners’ Advice Service

    PAS provides legal advice and information to prisoners in England and Wales regarding their rights, the application of the Prison Rules and conditions of imprisonment. They take up prisoners’ complaints about their treatment inside prison by providing free advice and assistance on an individual and confidential basis, taking legal action where appropriate.


  • User Voice


    User Voice

    User Voice builds the structures that enable productive collaboration between service users and service providers. They are able to do this because their work is led and delivered by ex-offenders, giving them the special ability to gain the trust of, access to, and insight from people within the criminal justice system.


  • Samaritans



    The Samaritans Listener scheme is a peer support service which aims to reduce suicide and self-harm in prisons.

    Website Link >

  • Pathways to Independence


    Pathways to Independence

    The goal of Pathway to Independence is to help people move beyond homelessness by providing them with the opportunities, skills and resilience to become self reliant and self supporting. They work with vulnerable, single homeless people who have additional support needs.


  • Penal Reform International


    Penal Reform International

    Penal Reform International is an independent non-governmental organisation that develops and promotes fair, effective and proportionate responses to criminal justice problems worldwide. They work with inter-governmental organisations to bring about reforms that balance the rights of offenders and of victims, and they provide practical assistance to national policy-makers, criminal justice authorities and civil society to reform legislation, policy and practice.


  • Restore Support Network


    Restore Support Network

    Restore Support Network is a peer-led national charity providing one-to-one support for older people with complex care needs on their release from prison and for older ex-offenders with multiple needs in the community, including homelessness, which places them at risk of reoffending.

    Website Link >

  • Infobuzz



    Infobuzz are committed to helping break the cycle of crime through innovative support programmes for offenders and their families. Offenders often come from highly complex circumstances and have experienced multiple disadvantage. Infobuzz offers opportunities that create real change in their lives and that of their families.


  • Social Enterprise Research & Innovation Foundation


    Social Enterprise Research & Innovation Foundation

    SERIF champions socially enterprising approaches to the rehabilitation of offenders, and the diversion of those deemed at risk from offending behaviour.


  • The Police Foundation


    The Police Foundation

    The Police Foundation is the only independent think tank focused entirely on developing knowledge and understanding of policing and crime reduction and challenging the police service and the government to improve policing for the benefit of the public.


  • Druglink



    Druglink’s objective is to make a significant and positive impact on the lives of those misusing drugs & alcohol, their families and the communities in which they live.


  • Crime in Mind


    Crime in Mind

    Crime in Mind aims to relieve sickness and preserve good health by promoting, supporting and encouraging research into forensic mental health services and its users in the criminal justice system.

  • The Wallich


    The Wallich

    The Wallich has been providing accommodation and support services for homeless people since 1978, starting with a 20-bed hostel in Cardiff and expanding to a multi-project agency working in mostly all Local Authorities in Wales. They specialise in providing services for people with multiple, complex needs; people who, because of their high support needs, are often excluded from other services and have difficulty in accessing accommodation.


  • SAFE!



    SAFE! provides support to young people between the ages of 8 and 25 years old in the Thames Valley who have been hurt by a crime or bullying.


  • The Prison Governors Association*


    The Prison Governors Association*

    The Prison Governors Association (PGA) exists to represent the interests of its membership, and to promote and support continuous improvement within the criminal justice system.

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  • Prison Radio Association


    Prison Radio Association

    Prison radio offers a unique, innovative and effective way to communicate with prisoners and engage them in education, debate and community. Working alongside serving prisoners and focusing on speech radio, the PRA produces and delivers National Prison Radio, broadcasting information and educational materials which support the National Offender Management Service reducing reoffending agenda.


  • The Nehemiah Project


    The Nehemiah Project

    The Nehemiah Project is a registered Christian-based charity that has been working for 20 years in South London with men recovering from drug and alcohol addictions, most of whom are either prisoners or ex-offenders.


  • DiversityInCare



    DiversityInCare Ltd is a charity that works with individuals with drug and alcohol related issues. We provide supported housing units, intensive tailored support and guidance.


  • Leap



    Leap is a registered training provider and social enterprise providing conflict resolution training to young people and the adults that work with them. They work with young people aged 11 – 25 to understand and manage this conflict and stop it becoming something more destructive or violent.

    Website Link >

  • Anglia Care Trust


    Anglia Care Trust

    ACT is dedicated to supporting vulnerable people within the community, specialising in preventative, community based services, giving people the stability, support and challenge which is often required in order to enable them to realise their full potential. They deliver a range of projects promoting the well being of children, young people, adults and families alike.


  • Standing Committee for Youth Justice


    Standing Committee for Youth Justice

    SCYJ is a membership body campaigning for a better youth justice system. We pool the expertise of our members to work on issues surrounding children in trouble with the law. Our work focuses on policy and legislation affecting all aspects of the youth justice system and young people caught up in it – from policing to resettlement.


  • Restorative Justice Council


    Restorative Justice Council

    The Restorative Justice Council (RJC) is the independent third sector membership body for the field of restorative practice. It provides quality assurance and a national voice advocating the widespread use of all forms of restorative practice, including restorative justice.


  • Offploy CIC


    Offploy CIC

    Offploy C.I.C is on a mission to place 250 people with criminal convictions into meaningful, mentored and sustainable employment by July 2019.

    They recruit staff, typically without criminal convictions, on behalf of the criminal justice sector and use 100% of their profits to help people with criminal convictions find employment.


  • Prisoners Education Trust


    Prisoners Education Trust

    Prisoners' Education Trust (PET) is the only charity working across England and Wales to support people in prison to study distance learning courses. They provide advice and funding to approximately 2,000 prisoners each year to help them study courses in subjects and at levels not otherwise available.


  • Respond



    Respond works with children and adults with learning disabilities who have experienced abuse or trauma, as well as those who have abused others, through psychotherapy, advocacy, campaigning and other support.


  • Spark Inside


    Spark Inside

    Spark Inside helps young people involved in the criminal justice system to proactively create fulfilling and productive futures through life coaching. They have imported a proven coaching model into a new field, and are seeking to revolutionise the criminal justice sector through their work.


  • Choirs Beating Time


    Choirs Beating Time

    Choirs Beating Time is an initiative to establish choirs in prisons. They twin prison choirs with workplace and community choirs to promote a sense of belonging to a community, develop team work, counter depression, anxiety, low moods and boost self esteem.


  • Pecan



    Pecan is a Christian organisation started by local churches. They help people who face seemingly impassable barriers to find a way through, to re-write their futures, to flourish. Pecan works with the most vulnerable people in the Peckham community.


  • P3



    P3 are involved in providing Link Worker services to chaotic CRC clients in partnership with Purple Futures across five CRC areas. They are also involved in the delivery of Liaison and Diversion services and support the delivery of Mental Health Treatment Requirements.


  • Adullam Homes


    Adullam Homes

    Adullam Homes aims to restore hope and dignity through its expertise in supporting and developing people enabling them to lead independent lives while integrating service users and residents into the world of work.


  • Walking With The Wounded


    Walking With The Wounded

    Established in 2010, Walking With The Wounded provides vulnerable veterans’ independence through employment. This includes providing support to homeless veterans and veterans in the Criminal Justice System, areas which are too often ignored.


  • SOVA



    By supporting, challenging and inspiring people to make changes to improve their lives SOVA helps offenders and ex-offenders stay out of trouble.


  • The Probation Institute


    The Probation Institute

    The Institute provides professional leadership for probation workers, and all those who deliver services that protect the public and rehabilitate offenders. It acts to link probation professionals across the private, public and voluntary sectors.


  • Storybook Dads


    Storybook Dads

    Storybook Dads enables imprisoned parents to send CDs and DVDs of themselves reading a story to their kids. They are operating in over 100 prisons.


  • RJ Working


    RJ Working

    RJ Working is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company. They promote support and deliver Restorative Processes in Cornwall and similar developments in Devon and are part of a national network.


  • ROTA



    ROTA’s work targets policy and legislation affecting Britain's BAME communities and the BAME and equality third sector. Since its inception in 1984, ROTA's focus has been policy development, representation, awareness raising and training. Our work is evidence based and informed by the experiences of BAME communities.


  • Community Led Initiatives


    Community Led Initiatives

    Community Led Initiatives provide mentoring and group services to people who want to move away from harmful and socially-excluding behaviour such as offending and substance misuse. Their vision is to build stronger communities by delivering credible, proactive and positive services that achieve results for clients and their families.


  • Addaction



    Addaction support adults, children, young adults and older people to make positive behavioural changes.


  • Access2Advice



    Access2Advice is an innovative Community Interest Company that aims to offer effective support to disadvantaged members of the local community and is passionate about assisting offenders to ‘break the cycle of re-offending’ by offering training and work placements that improves skills and qualifications, which in turn improves confidence and motivation to gain employment.


  • Alcohol and Drug Service


    Alcohol and Drug Service

    The Alcohol and Drug Service has been delivering effective interventions for alcohol addiction and drug addiction in Yorkshire, Humberside & Lincolnshire for more than 25 years.


  • Trailblazers



    Trailblazers is a national charity that reduces re-offending among young people through providing volunteer mentors. They believe that each young person has the potential to lead a life free from crime and be a positive member of society. They reduce re-offending in young people by helping them change their attitude, thinking and behaviour through intensive mentoring, advice, advocacy and targeted specialist support.


  • National Appropriate Adult Network


    National Appropriate Adult Network

    NAAN works to gather, develop and share knowledge, skills and standards that inform, inspire and support effective appropriate adult policy and practice. They work with appropriate adults, appropriate adult schemes, reformers, academics, and policy makers to improve practice and policy by raising awareness, setting national standards, developing guidance, supporting volunteering, conducting research, and providing training.


  • Release



    Release is the national centre of expertise on drugs and drugs law. The Release team provides free non-judgmental, specialist advice and information to the public and professionals on issues related to drug use and to drug laws. The organisation campaigns directly on issues that impact on their clients.


  • Community of Restorative Researchers*


    Community of Restorative Researchers*

    CoRR is an international, interdisciplinary and inter-profession research network. It brings researchers together with those working in restorative justice and practice in different contexts and capacities in order to facilitate an open and critical dialogue within the field.

    Website Link >

  • Langley House Trust


    Langley House Trust

    Langley House Trust is a national charity which delivers offender rehabilitation services across England.


  • Prisoners Abroad


    Prisoners Abroad

    Prisoners Abroad cares for the health and well-being of thousands of British citizens held overseas. They provide essential services such as vitamins and essential food, emergency medical care, water filters, freepost envelopes to keep in touch with home, and books and magazines.


  • Clinks



    Clinks supports, represents and campaigns for the voluntary sector working with offenders. Clinks aims to ensure the sector and all those with whom they work, are informed and engaged in order to transform the lives of offenders.


  • Bucks Association for the Care of Offenders


    Bucks Association for the Care of Offenders

    BACO aims to help offenders break their cycle of criminal behaviour and re-integrate back into society, working in co-operation with both the Prison Service and Probation, but independently of both. It provide grants to serving prisoners, ex-offenders and their families living within the County of Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes.


  • Key 4 Life


    Key 4 Life

    Key 4 Life's mission is to reduce youth reoffending through the delivery of an innovative rehabilitation programme to those in prison and those at risk of going to prison.


  • RoadPeace



    RoadPeace is the national charity for road crash victims.


  • Institute for Criminal Policy Research


    Institute for Criminal Policy Research

    The Institute for Criminal Policy Research carries out multidisciplinary research into crime and the criminal justice system. They produce work which is independent, and objective and of the highest technical quality.


  • Rethink



    Rethink provides expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems. They have over 200 mental health services and 150 support groups across England and campaign nationally for policy change, and locally for the support people need.


  • Yellow Brick Road Projects


    Yellow Brick Road Projects

    Yellow Brick Road provides support, advice, education and training to young people to improve their life skills, emotional well-being and capabilities. It aims to enable young people to become more independent individuals, encouraging them to return to further education and/or to enter the workplace.


  • Safe Ground


    Safe Ground

    Safe Ground challenges people and communities to do relationships differently. Through drama, dialogue and debate, they enhance empathy and encourage expression, developing self-awareness and promoting social justice. They are committed to reducing the stigma faced by the families of people in prison, to improving access to and diversity of educational activities in prisons and to creating alternatives to traditional punishment and exclusion, proven to be so ineffective.


  • Witness Confident


    Witness Confident

    Witness Confident's goal is to reduce the levels of crime in and fear across society through practical help for witnesses such as its successful crime-reporting app, research and policy.


  • Hibiscus Initiatives


    Hibiscus Initiatives

    Hibiscus Initiative, was set up to empower and champion the rights of Black, minority ethnic and refugee migrant women serving a custodial sentence, released into the community or returned to their home country.


  • KeyRing



    KeyRing supports people to live independently in England and Wales. It has been involved in work in the CJS for over a decade. With the support of the Prison Reform Trust, KeyRing members and others have formed a service-user group: Working for Justice (WfJ).


  • Futures Unlocked


    Futures Unlocked

    Futures Unlocked was established in 2007 through a desire to create an organisation which directly engages communities in supporting ex-offenders, providing greater opportunities for ex-offenders to genuinely reintegrate and helping to break the cycle of offending.


  • Shannon Trust


    Shannon Trust

    Those who are unable to read on release will be frustrated in their hopes for a new and different life. Shannon Trust is breaking that cycle with the Shannon Trust Reading Plan, a peer-mentored reading plan that gives prisoners a vital skill and a fresh start in life.


  • The Forgiveness Project


    The Forgiveness Project

    The Forgiveness Project is a UK based charity that uses storytelling to explore how ideas around forgiveness, reconciliation and conflict resolution can be used to impact positively on people’s lives, through the personal testimonies of both victims and perpetrators of crime and violence.


  • Shekinah



    Shekinah is a Devon based charity that provides opportunities for people in recovery. This may include recovery from homelessness, drug and alcohol issues, offending behaviours or mental ill health.


  • Tempus Novo


    Tempus Novo

    Tempus Novo relieves the needs of former prisoners by working with them and employers to find suitable employment opportunities as a means of rehabilitation and thereby reducing re-offending.


  • Caring for Ex-Offenders


    Caring for Ex-Offenders

    CFEO's vision is to reduce reoffending by reintegrating ex-offenders into society through the local church. They equip churches, through training and advice, to enable them to support ex-offenders live transformed lives.


  • Anawim



    Anawim is a Women's Centre based in Birmingham that provides a holistic service to women across the city. They offer support in rehabilitation, prison, outreach, mental health, family service, early interventions and domestic violence.





    INQUEST is the only organisation in England and Wales that provides a specialist, comprehensive advice service to bereaved people, lawyers, other advice and support agencies, the media, MPs and the wider public on contentious deaths and their investigation. Their casework priorities are deaths in custody (police, prison, immigration detention and deaths of detained patients).


* Associate members.