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Become a part of the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance

The National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance (NCJAA) provides a vital network for those working in arts and criminal justice. We champion the needs of the sector, provide resources and opportunities, host good practice events and represent our network in discussions with policymakers at the Ministry of Justice, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, Arts Council England and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. We conduct and commission research into the crucial work of our network and our award-winning Evidence Library houses a unique archive of research reports and evaluations.

We’re currently reviewing how our network works so that we can provide the best possible support to people working in arts in criminal justice. While we work on that, we’re not currently accepting applications for the network – but there are still plenty of ways you can get involved, connect with others in the sector and find information.

Sign up for updates. Our monthly newsletter shares the latest news, opportunities and events in arts in criminal justice.

Become a Clinks member. Clinks supports the voluntary sector working in the criminal justice system and offers members a voice to influence change, practical assistance, and support from a community of like-minded professionals.

Attend an eventJoin us at one of our regular events for people working in, or interested in, arts in criminal justice.

Share your news and events with us. Suggest an event, opportunity or update you’d like us to share in the NCJAA newsletter.

Get in touchWe’ll do our best to help answer your question.

Here’s what our network says

What the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance is doing is just incredible – they are not only a fantastic resource for arts charities, they bring us all together and in doing so make us stronger as a community. I’m not sure we would still be going if it wasn’t for the support we’ve received from this much needed organisation.”

“The alliance keeps us aware of the wider topics, and of the work that’s going on within the sector that we aren’t alerted to.”

“We receive current and relevant information from the alliance. Small organisations have almost no time to do this, so this is really helpful.”

Are you a voluntary sector organisation working in the criminal justice system?

The NCJAA is embedded in Clinks. Clinks supports, promotes and represents the voluntary sector working with people in the criminal justice system and their families.

Clinks members receive a great package of benefits, including free access to the GRANTnet funding database, exclusive policy briefings and marketing opportunities to over 10,000 contacts.

Find out more about Clinks on their site.

Image courtesy of Artichoke. Other Side of the Wall, Errol Fernandes, Dan Civico, Sarah Blood, Sheree Mack, Lindsay Duncanson. Lumiere Durham 2013