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CJA recruiting new Director

The Criminal Justice Alliance is now a uniquely authoritative coalition of 135 organisations – up from 70 three years ago – working together to create a fairer and more effective criminal justice system. On behalf of our members we promote ways of diverting people from crime, crime reduction, better policing, fairer justice, reduced reliance on imprisonment and better rehabilitation. As Director - succeeding the current postholder Ben Summerskill - you'll be responsible for the day-to-day leadership, management and development of the CJA. Reporting to the Chair you'll also be responsible for the strategic leadership of the charity's work. You'll have a critical external role too, representing the CJA to government, Whitehall, parliamentarians, the media and other stakeholders. The CJA recognises the value of having a diverse group of people with a diversity of thinking and perspectives involved in the charity. We believe that these differences enrich the organisation. Consequently, we’re always keen to recruit from as wide a pool of candidates as possible. Salary £57,500 + 7% pension. For further details, please read the Recruitment Pack. To apply, please complete the Application Form and send it – marked ‘Private and Confidential’ – to ben.summerskill@criminaljusticealliance.org.uk or by post to Recruitment, Criminal Justice Alliance, V308 Vox Studios, Durham Street, London SE11 5JH. Please also return the Recruitment Analysis Form. This will be separated from your application upon receipt. The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 16 March. We intend to hold first interviews on Wednesday 28 March and final interviews on Monday 9 April.

Divert and Panorama top CJA Awards 2017

We are delighted to announce the winners of this year's CJA Awards. A full list of the winners can be found here and further details of their work, and the work of shortlisted and longlisted organisations and individuals can be found in What Good Looks Like.
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Secretary of State responds to first Urgent Notification issued for HMP Nottingham

On 17 January 2018, Peter Clarke, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, issued the first Urgent Notification after an inspection of HMP Nottingham, requiring the Secretary of State for Justice to take public responsibility for improvements in a jail found to have serious and significant problems. Mr Clarke wrote to David Gauke demanding intervention to save lives and protect fearful prisoners in the “fundamentally unsafe” HMP Nottingham. David Gauke today has responded to the Urgent Notification, setting out immediate actions to be taken to address the most serious and urgent issues. A copy of this letter and the action plan can be found here.      
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