Beyond Bars: maximising the voluntary sector’s contribution in criminal justice

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Wyld, Grace; Noble, James
New Philanthropy Capital
Date of publication
28 March 2017
Criminal Justice Services
Social welfare
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This report from NPC outlines findings from research into the role of charities in the criminal justice sector.

It finds that there is a window of opportunity for cultural change in the criminal justice system. Prisons are under pressure, reoffending rates remain high, and charities are struggling to access service users in need. The voluntary sector’s contribution to criminal justice matters now more than ever. Meanwhile, the government has proposed a new policy agenda that puts rehabilitation at the heart of prisons’ purpose. The crucial question is: how will they achieve it?

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