What is the current state of the criminal justice voluntary sector?

Are you a voluntary organisation working with offenders or their families?

We need to hear from you!

Clinks state of the sector survey

Clinks’ state of the sector survey gathers the evidence we need to support the voluntary sector and lobby on your behalf. It’s vital that as many organisations respond as possible. This is your chance to tell your story and help us influence decision makers.

If you’re from a voluntary sector organisation working with people in contact with the Criminal Justice System and/or their families, please complete our state of the sector survey here.

Your anonymised responses will contribute to a report which will be shared with our network of 15,000 contacts and sent to key policy decision makers. We have presented the information from the previous state of the sector report to Ministers at the Ministry of Justice, senior officials at National Offender Management Service, at the Office for Civil Society, various submissions to Lords and Commons select committees, and to the Government Relations Team at No.10.

Our state of the sector reports have consistently highlighted the diverse, resilient and creative work that you do, but they also demonstrate the challenges you face. You can read more about how we responded to last year’s findings here

How do I take part?

We will ask you to provide information about your organisation’s criminal justice work, staffing, volunteers, beneficiaries and your experiences of partnership working. This year we’re not asking you to provide any detailed financial information.

The survey takes only 25 minutes to fill out and you can also start the survey and return later using the same link.

The survey will close on the 16th December – don’t miss your chance to be heard.

Click here to respond to our state of the sector survey