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NCJAA Annual Member Survey 2016



The National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance (NCJAA)’s annual member survey gathers information from arts and criminal justice organisations to assess whether the work we are undertaking fits what is needed by you, our members, and the wider sector. Please take 10 minutes to answer questions on various aspects of your organisation and your work, and […]

Clean Break have been awarded the 2016 Longford Prize for their collaboration with the Donmar Warehouse and York St John’s University

Clean Break have been awarded the 2016 Longford Prize for their collaboration with the Donmar Warehouse and York St John’s University



We are delighted to share the news that the 2016 Longford Prize has been awarded jointly to Unlock and the Shakespeare Trilogy Project. The Shakespeare Trilogy Project comprises of the Donmar Warehouse, Clean Break and York St John’s University, with the winners being awarded for work carried out over the last four years in women’s prisons and as […]

Brighton Dome’s Miss Represented has been awarded a Big Lottery Fund grant

Brighton Dome’s Miss Represented has been awarded a Big Lottery Fund grant



Miss Represented is a multi-disciplinary arts collective working with young women facing challenging life situations and has become a lifeline to its members. Achievements include collaborating with award-winning rapper Plan B, appearing on BBC Radio 1xtra, a cross art theatre show investigating forgiveness and friendship, a retrospective exhibition celebrating International Women’s Day and sell-out performances […]

Call out for submissions for a new book on how people with learning disabilities experience the Criminal Justice System

Call out for submissions for a new book on how people with learning disabilities experience the Criminal Justice System



Following the book and national exhibition ‘Great Interactions’, which captured images and stories of people with learning disabilities and autism in educational and care settings, award-winning photographer Polly Braden and policy expert Rashmi Becker are producing a new book and national educational exhibition looking at how people with learning disabilities experience the Criminal Justice System. […]

Working together to improve criminal justice

Working together to improve criminal justice



The Monument Trust‘s long-held objective has been to keep young people out of prison, and to ensure that those who offend and are sent to prison never go back. The Trust has now brought together a group of organisations to collaborate as a Fellowship for several years on each stage of the journey an offender […]

Arts, culture and innovation in criminal justice settings: a guide for commissioners

Arts, culture and innovation in criminal justice settings: a guide for commissioners



Written by Andy Parkinson from Consilium Research and Consultancy on behalf of the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance, this guide provides those with responsibility for supporting the education, health, wellbeing and reintegration to society of individuals within the Criminal Justice System with clear information on the valuable role arts can play in supporting these objectives. […]

Recruit! website launched by Unlock



Recruit! is a new website that supports UK employers to recruit people with convictions and helps them to deal with criminal records fairly. It’s managed by unlock as part of a charity-funded project. Unlock is a charity that works to achieve a fair and inclusive society where people with convictions can move on positive in […]

HM Inspectorate of Prisons Annual Report 2015-16



HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales has published the Annual Report for 2015-16. The report shows that prisons have not improved and in some key areas have become even worse. On a national level, while various aspects of the problem are being addressed through criminalising possession of NPS and the better use of testing and detention technologies, there is as yet no overall national strategy for dealing with the problem.