The state of the criminal justice sector

Clinks, the body for organisations working with offenders and their families, has published ‘The state of the sector 2016‘ (pdf, 1.5MB).

The executive summary leads with:

The survey responses show that the voluntary sector continues to be diverse – in terms of its size and the services it provides, as well as the geographical locations served. The majority of organisations work either locally or regionally rather than nationally and the majority of organisations are small and employ less than 50 members of staff.

And from the publication page:

During another year of considerable change, the voluntary sector remains focused on delivering creative solutions to supporting the needs of their clients.

Organisations told us that their clients’ needs have changed and become more severe, which has led them to develop and deliver new services to respond to this need.

However, they are also having to spend more time raising money, giving them less time to focus on this support.