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National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance

Our aim is to ensure the arts are used within the criminal justice system as a springboard for positive change.

We represent a network of over 900 individuals and organisations that deliver creative interventions to support people in prison, on probation and in the community, with impressive results.

We support this transformative work by providing a network and a voice for all the talented and creative people who are committed to making great art with people in the criminal justice system.


Clinks Thinks

Clinks Thinks sets out Clinks’ key principles, policy ambitions and recommendations, developed in consultation with voluntary sector organisations.

Creating Roots for well-being through art

This blog is guest written by Mark Jones. Mark is Director at Higher Plain and Visiting Professor of Criminology at University South Wales Contributing Authors with links to individual blogs [...]

Inspiring Futures Online Exhibition

Inspiring Futures has been an ambitious programme of work led by the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance (NCJAA) delivered over 3 years. The Inspiring Futures project was a unique collaboration […]


Clinks: London Criminal Justice Forum

All voluntary organisations working in the London Criminal Justice System are warmly invited to attend our next London criminal justice forum taking place online on Thursday 21 March (13:00 – 14:30).

Anne Peaker Lecture 2024: Inspiring Futures

In this year’s Anne Peaker lecture we will publicly share the findings of the Inspiring Futures research project for the very first time. Keynote speaker, Dr Caroline Lanskey, will take the […]


Best practice in working with people with mental health problems on probation: what the evidence tells us

Part of the “A matter of fact: what the evidence tells us” series Monday 4 March 2024, Online, Free

Developing creative approaches in youth justice: A guide for youth justice professionals

Sandwell Youth Offending Service (YOS) and the Institute for Community Research and Development developed this good practice guide with the aim of helping others design and implement creative arts approaches [...]

Social prescribing in the criminal justice system – building the evidence base

This blog looks at the evidence for social prescribing, the approach being taken to support its growth across prisons and probation, and how you can get involved.