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Working with police and probation

Clinks works with statutory partners including police and crime commissioners, the police and probation in order to ensure that the voluntary sector is understood, represented and engaged in local strategies and services.

Integrated Offender Management resources

This series of resources draws on the learning from Building Voluntary and Community Sector Involvement in Integrated Offender Management, a programme that was funded by the Home Office and managed by Clinks.

Police and crime commissioners (PCCs)

Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) have a broad responsibility for holding the police to account, setting the police budget and determining and meeting the priorities for policing and crime reduction in the local area. They were first elected in 2012, and there is a PCC in each police force area. With increasing regional devolution and integration of criminal justice services, PCCs’ powers may increase in the future to include more involvement with fire and rescue authorities, and youth justice services. In London, the role of the PCC is undertaken by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC), while in Manchester the role of the PCC is due to be merged with that of the Mayor in 2017. Clinks has published a guide to how PCCs can work with the voluntary section here
Between 2011 and March 2013 Clinks led the Safer Future Communities project to support the voluntary sector to engage with and influence the newly introduced PCCs - You can find out more about the project here.

Voluntary sector offer to statutory partners

Safer Future Communities produced an offer to PCCs and other statutory partners that outlines the key features of the voluntary sector and how it can be utilised to help reduce crime and keep communities safe. More information can be found here.

Organisations working with probation?

Clinks’ Directory of Offender Services is an online database listing over 800 organisations and projects working with offenders and their families. Enter a place name, organisation, or use the search filters provided to find the service you need.

Publications

Safer Future Communities have produced a variety of resources for local organisations working working alongside police and crime commissioners. See the full list of resources here.