What our members say about the CJA:
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- ‘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.’
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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.
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.
Spark Inside runs individual and group coaching programmes that tackle violence, improve the prison environment and reduce reoffending, in prisons across London and the South East. Their vision is of a criminal justice system that prioritises rehabilitation.
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.
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.
StandOut offers a unique opportunity to men in HMP Wandsworth to prepare for release by getting them work-ready. StandOut equips trainees with the tools, skills and mindsets needed to apply for work and to reengage with society with confidence.
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.
RECOOP promotes the care, resettlement and rehabilitation of older prisoners, offenders and ex-offenders, especially those over the age of 50.
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.
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.
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.
Victim Support is an independent charity dedicated to supporting victims of crime and traumatic incidents in England and Wales. We provide specialist help and services to help people cope and recover to the point where they feel they are back on track with their lives and to ensure their voices are heard.
University of South Wales Centre for Criminology
The Centre for Criminology offers expertise in the delivery of teaching, research and consultancy in criminology. Established in 2001, the Centre for Criminology provides a physical base for research and teaching in criminology within the University of South Wales.
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.
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.
The Rees Foundation
The Rees Foundation is a charity founded by Jan Rees OBE in October 2013 to support care leavers & care experienced individuals and communities across the UK, for as long as there is a need.
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.
Remedi was established in 1996 with the simple aim of offering victims of crime the opportunity to engage in a restorative intervention with the person responsible. The key principals, ethos and vision our organisation was founded on are still at the heart of the work we undertake today.
Education and Training Foundation
The Education and Training Foundation works with teachers, trainers, leaders and employers to help them deliver excellent further and vocational education and training through their comprehensive, subsidised programme of CPD.
Browns Community Services CIC
Browns Community Services focuses on breaking trans generational cycles and transforming the lives and wellbeing of socially excluded, disadvantaged and vulnerable people (18+) with complex and multiple needs.
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.
The Traveller Movement (TM) is a national charity comprised of Travellers and non-Travellers working together. We are primarily a campaigning and policy organisation with a focus on building bridges to bring together the Traveller communities, service providers and policy makers. TM has four main areas of work: criminal justice; education; health; violence against women and girls.
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.
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.
The Independent Custody Visiting Association*
The Independent Custody Visitors Association (“ICVA”) is a Home Office, Policing Authority and Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) funded membership organisation set up to lead, support and represent PCC and Policing Authority led schemes. Local volunteers make unannounced visits to police custody to check on the rights, entitlements, wellbeing and dignity of detainees held in police custody, reporting to PCCs and Policing Authorities who hold Chief Constables to account.
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.
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 Howard League for Penal Reform
The Howard League for Penal Reform is a national charity working for less crime, safer communities and fewer people in prison.
We work with parliament and the media, with criminal justice professionals, students and members of the public, influencing debate and forcing through meaningful change to create safer communities.
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.
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.
Another Night of Sisterhood
Another Night of Sisterhood CIC (ANOS) is a grassroots community outreach organisation, specialising in community engagement, that allows for the creation of safe spaces for parents, and young people to come together to discuss directly the issues that concern them locally and nationally.
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.
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.
Hackney CVS is the infrastructure support organisation for local charities and community groups in the Borough of Hackney. They facilitate a range of networks which help local VCS organisations influence and co-produce strategies with the public sector. They lead a range of large programmes around: youth unemployment, domestic violence, social isolation amongst older people alongside a host of other initiatives supporting disadvantaged communities.
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.
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.
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.
Victory Outreach UK
Victory Outreach UK provides rehabilitation and support for drug and alcohol dependants.
Penrose has been helping vulnerable adults make a change to their lives for over 49 years with support interventions that have a positive and lasting impact.
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.
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.
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.
Unlocked Graduates is a leadership development programme that aims to reduce reoffending rates by persuading exceptional graduates to join their two-year leadership scheme during which time they work on the frontline as prison officers. Unlocked Graduates believe that improving and diversifying the prison officer workforce, and especially increasing the status of the prison officer role, is critical to really transform prisons into places of effective rehabilitation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Enterprise Exchange are a social enterprise who change lives through entrepreneurship, specialising in helping people with additional barriers become self-employed or start a business to transform their lives.
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.
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.
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.
Learning & Work Institute
Learning & Work Institute is a new independent policy and research organisation dedicated to lifelong learning, full employment and inclusion.
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.
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.
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.
Commons Law CIC
Commons is the first not-for-profit criminal law firm in London. We believe in rights and in helping vulnerable people in the justice system, so we do community outreach and project work alongside our legal case work.
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.
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.
Race Equality First
Race Equality First (REF) has over 40 years of experience as the recognised lead body in South Wales for tackling discrimination and hate crime and promoting the message that Race Equality is a human right.
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.
RIFT Social Enterprise
RIFT Social Enterprise provides one to one self-employment and tax advice to offenders and bespoke training on the practicalities of becoming self-employed.
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.
Making It Out CIC
Making it Out CIC offers a supportive route into employment, education or other purposeful activity to people leaving prison and those at risk of committing crime within the community. They do this through regular engagement in creative art, design and manufacture activities and support finding applying for and maintaining suitable opportunities.
Neighbourhood Watch Network
Neighbourhood Watch Network (NWN) is the representative body for the Local Neighbourhood Watch Organisations across England and Wales. We provide support, IT, fundraising, communications, good practice, research and liaison with the Home Office, Ministers and other stakeholders for Neighbourhood Watch (NW).
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.
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.
Abandofbrothers is a charity established by men committed to positive social change through personal development and community building.
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.
Khidmat Centres (Muslim Women in Prison Project)
The Muslim Women in Prison Project is grassroots led research and resettlement programme for Muslim women in custody and post release. Our project also serves as a voice for marginalized minority female groups in the Criminal Justice System.
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.
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.
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.
Family Links is a national charity dedicated to creating an emotionally healthy, resilient and responsible society.
Fry Accord provides supported accommodation and community-based services to people with convictions and homeless people at risk of offending.
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.
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.
Open Book at Goldsmiths aims to break down the barriers that discourage people from entering higher education. The project works closely with a network of agencies to support people from a wide range of non-traditional backgrounds including, offending, addiction and mental health.
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.
Langley House Trust
Langley House Trust is a national charity which delivers offender rehabilitation services across England.
Learning Partnership West
Learning Partnership West exists to ensure that no child or young person is left without help and that children and young people are supported to build their own resilience and capability.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
New Leaf Initiative CIC
The New Leaf Initiative is a peer mentoring organisation with a focus on prison industry and employability training and opportunities for prisoners, and ex-offenders out in the community.
Change, Grow, Live
Change, grow, live champions people who have faced hardships such as addiction, homelessness and abuse, and supports them into recovery.
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.
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.
Unlocking the Potential
Gethin Jones delivers inspirational talks, training and coaching and develops teams in prisons, local authorities and the third sector.
Since 2008, Sussex Pathways provides Volunteer Key Worker services for prison leavers, as well as rehabilitation support within prisons and a restorative justice service that works pre- and post-release with perpetrators and victims of crime.
The Corbett Network
The Corbett Network is a coalition of more than 50 decision-makers of major rehabilitation charities and organisations dedicated to reducing re-offending by supporting people with convictions find and keep a job.
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.
Belong: Making Justice Happen
Belong London works with people who have offended and those who have been victims of crime in order to reduce crime and the harm it causes. Our approach to tackling crime involves supporting offenders to exit a life of crime and providing opportunities that help them play a positive role in society. We also support victims of crime to tackle and recover from injustices that have happened to them.
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.
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.
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.
Advance's goal is to divert women from the Criminal Justice System at the earliest opportunity, reduce re-offending amongst women, reduce the number of custodial sentences imposed on women by the Courts and prevent families breaking down as a result of offending.
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.
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.
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 Change Project
The Change Project works with families, individuals and organisations to help support and promote emotional health and healthy relationships in the community. They also provide a Respect Accredited Domestic Abuse service for perpetrators of domestic abuse and their victims.
The Samaritans Listener scheme is a peer support service which aims to reduce suicide and self-harm in prisons.
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.
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.
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.
Step Together Volunteering
Step Together motivates, inspires and enables people who are most excluded from society to participate in community volunteering as a way of helping them to develop the skills, confidence and motivation to turn their lives around.
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.
Restorative Thinking Limited works with Police and Crime Commissioners, Prison and Probation Services and Youth Justice Services to implement and develop restorative and relational ways of working. Our input ranges from restorative training, coaching and supervision to whole organisational culture change. In addition, we offer a suite of restorative prevention and intervention programmes to engage service users with key life skills in restorative and relational practice.
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.
Family Action transforms lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across the country.
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.
Crime in Mind
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.
Redthread is a youth work charity aiming to support and enable young people in south London to lead healthy, safe and happy lives.
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.
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.
Conviction supports those who feel they have suffered a miscarriage of justice by the judicial system in England and Wales. We aim to provide a variety of services to those who may have been wrongfully convicted as well as the families and carers of those affected.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Women in Prison
Women in Prison provides education, training and practical support to women who are, or have been, in prison
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Project 507 is a social enterprise which develops evidence-based solutions to address direct, cultural and structural violence within the criminal justice system and communities across the UK. Our core expertise is in working with young people who are leading lifestyles that are physically, psychologically or emotionally harmful to themselves and/or others.
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.
Leaders Unlocked enables young people and underrepresented groups to have a stronger voice on the issues that affect their lives.
In education, policing, health, justice and elsewhere, we help organisations to involve the people who matter and shape decision-making for the better.
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.
Census Life is a newly-formed social enterprise, part of Census Group, which enables people involved in the criminal justice system to flourish, by providing opportunities designed to deliver sustainable, social and economic integration. Our work and subsequent social outcomes are changing public perceptions about working with people both in custody and on release to reduce reoffending rates.
Reach Every Generation
Reach Every Generation exist to support young people exit gangs, serious youth violence and criminality, parents to understand and spot the signs, to help them safeguard and protect their children and professionals to identify the signs, understand the culture, challenge their judgements and practice when supporting young people.
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.
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.
Thames Valley Partnership
The Thames Valley Partnership works in partnership with the statutory, private and voluntary sectors to provide long-term sustainable solutions to the problems of crime and social exclusion.
Clean Sheet was established for one reason: to offer prisoners and ex-offenders the hope of a better future through proper work. Their unique employer directory is where work-ready members can find a list of over 125 local, regional and national employers. They match up the unique skills and abilities of their members to opportunities available with their employers
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.
The Chrysalis Foundation
The Chrysalis Foundation is a not-for-profit social enterprise with a vision for changing the world of offender development and re-integration from a negative re-enforcement punishment-lead approach to focus on positive re- enforcement through the provision of Personal Development/Learning, resulting in reigniting positive thinking and lasting behavioural change.
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.
Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality
ISCRE runs culturally-informed interventions to support individuals and organisations in the statutory, private and voluntary sectors, to understand the extent and nature of inequality experienced by individuals and groups in fields such as the criminal justice system, housing, employment, education, health and social care.
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.
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.
RoadPeace is the national charity for road crash victims.
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.
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.
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.
The 4Front Project
The 4Front Project is a youth-led social enterprise on a mission to empower young people and communities to live free from violence.
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.
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.
Addaction support adults, children, young adults and older people to make positive behavioural changes.
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
The Irene Taylor Trust
The Irene Taylor Trust works with people of all ages in prisons, former prisoners and young people on the fringes of criminal justice. They believe that creating original music collaboratively can have a powerful impact on people’s lives, bringing them new confidence, important transferrable social skills and raised aspirations for the future.
* Associate members.
- A Way Out
- Adullam Homes
- Alcohol and Drug Service
- Anglia Care Trust
- Another Night of Sisterhood
- Association of Members of Independent Monitoring Boards
- Belong: Making Justice Happen
- Bounce Back
- Browns Community Services CIC
- Bucks Association for the Care of Offenders
- Caring for Ex-Offenders
- Catch 22
- Census Life
- Centre for Justice Innovation
- Change, Grow, Live
- Choirs Beating Time
- Circles UK
- Clean Break
- Clean Sheet
- Commons Law CIC
- Commonweal Housing
- Community Chaplaincy Association
- Community Led Initiatives
- Community of Restorative Researchers*
- Crime in Mind
- Education and Training Foundation
- Emmaus UK
- Enterprise Exchange
- Family Action
- Family Links
- Fry Accord
- Futures Unlocked
- Give a Book
- Hackney CVS
- Hibiscus Initiatives
- Inside Connections
- Institute for Criminal Policy Research
- Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality
- Key 4 Life
- Khidmat Centres (Muslim Women in Prison Project)
- Langley House Trust
- Leaders Unlocked
- Learning & Work Institute
- Learning Partnership West
- Making It Out CIC
- Margaret Carey Foundation
- Mental Health Foundation
- NatCen Social Research (Crime and Justice)
- National Appropriate Adult Network
- Neighbourhood Watch Network
- New Bridge Foundation
- New Leaf Initiative CIC
- Offploy CIC
- Open Book
- Partners of Prisoners and Families Support Group
- Pathways to Independence
- Penal Reform International
- Prison Fellowship
- Prison Radio Association
- Prison Reform Trust
- Prisoners Education Trust
- Prisoners’ Advice Service
- Project 507
- Quaker Crime, Community and Justice Group
- RIFT Social Enterprise
- Race Equality First
- Reach Every Generation
- Restorative Justice Council
- Restorative Thinking
- Restore Support Network
- Revolving Doors Agency
- Safe Ground
- Shannon Trust
- Social Enterprise Research & Innovation Foundation
- Spark Inside
- St Giles Trust
- St Mungos
- Standing Committee for Youth Justice
- Step Together Volunteering
- Storybook Dads
- Strawberry Fields Training
- Sussex Pathways
- Tempus Novo
- Thames Valley Partnership
- The 4Front Project
- The Care Leavers' Association
- The Change Project
- The Chrysalis Foundation
- The Corbett Network
- The Footprints Project
- The Forgiveness Project
- The Forward Trust
- The Griffins Society
- The Howard League for Penal Reform
- The Independent Custody Visiting Association*
- The Irene Taylor Trust
- The Magistrates Association*
- The Nehemiah Project
- The Oak Foundation*
- The Police Foundation
- The Prison Governors Association*
- The Probation Institute
- The Rees Foundation
- The Wallich
- The Zahid Mubarek Trust
- Transform Drug Policy Foundation
- Transform Justice
- Traveller Movement
- University of South Wales Centre for Criminology
- Unlocked Graduates
- Unlocking the Potential
- User Voice
- Victim Support
- Victims First Northumbria
- Victory Outreach UK
- Wales Restorative Approaches Partnership
- Walking With The Wounded
- Why me?
- Witness Confident
- Women in Prison
- Working Chance