Clinks, an organisation that supports the voluntary sector working in the criminal justice system, has released its impact assessment, carried out by an external body, which considers the impact that Clinks has had on its stakeholders since the last assessment in 2016. The main assessment criteria include whether Clinks provides the range of services and activities that stakeholders desire; the extent to which Clinks makes a difference to its members and the wider voluntary sector; and whether Clinks’ work is high quality.
The impact assessment relies on the responses of over 120 people, who supplied their opinions in many different ways. The majority of feedback was very good, with most respondents suggesting that Clinks make some minor changes to existing initiatives.
- Considering black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) representation
- Fighting issues of disproportionality of BAME people in the criminal justice system
- Enabling members to network and share information on a grander scale
- Considering the programme of work of networks and forums in terms of identifying strategic goals
Clinks has also provided the organisation’s view of the recommendations put forward and an update on progress relating to pledges made in the 2016 impact assessment. Within the assessment are sections dedicated to providing information about the organisation, the aims and methodology, the findings and the recommendations.
It is possible to request a paper copy of the assessment via a link on the Clinks website, which is free for Clinks members. It is also possible to access the 2013 and 2016 assessments.