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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.


Anne Peaker Lecture 2024: Inspiring Futures

Anne Peaker Anne Peaker was a pioneer of arts for, and by, people in the criminal justice system. Our annual lecture honours her work and legacy, which forms the basis of the […]

Clinks State of the Sector 2023

​ ​ State of the Sector 2023 is live! The criminal justice voluntary sector has been mapped out, highlighting the changes over the past year. Clinks’ role is to support, […]

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

In this evidence review, Professor Charlie Brooker, honorary professor at Royal Holloway, University of London and Dr Coral Sirdifield, Senior Research Associate at the University of Lincoln, look at: The […]



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.

Sector Vacancies

Find the latest jobs and trusteeships in the arts and criminal justice sector via Clinks website