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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.


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 […]

Upcoming events

The NCJAA is co-hosting events in Newcastle upon Tyne on September 14 and in Hampshire on October 13.


Free Writing Development Training

Working in partnership with the Royal Literary Fund, this is a programme of free, digital workshops held throughout 2024/24 to teach vital writing development skills for reports, case studies, and funding applications.


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