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About our policy & campaign work

Ear to the ground, voice at the top

A key approach to our work is ‘ear to the ground, voice at the top’.

Through our support, we make sure that we listen and learn about the difficulties that people with convictions are facing as a result of their criminal record when they are trying to move on with their lives.

In response to these problems, we identify recurring, systemic and structural issues that could be resolved through changes in policy.

Through our policy and campaign work, our aim is to achieve changes in policies and practices so that we have a fairer and more inclusive society towards people with criminal record.


What we do

Our policy and campaign work comes in various forms. It includes:

  1. Running targeted programmes of work.
  2. Focusing on key priority issues
  3. Undertaking research
  4. Collecting evidence on a range of issues
  5. Responding to consultations and making submissions
  6. Getting involved in strategic litigation on key issues
  7. Improving the policies and practices of other organisations
  8. Influencing attitudes – e.g. through work in the media
  9. Speaking truth to power

We also challenge bad practice on a case-by-case basis through our case work.


Working in partnership

A key part of our policy and campaign work is to work with other organisations, both in partnership, membership and as part of alliances. Some of these are listed below. We are:


Our track record

We have a powerful track record of listening to individuals, identifying problems and influencing policy, and by ensuring the voices of people with convictions are heard by people that can make a strategic impact on their lives.

You can read about some the things we’ve achieved through our policy and campaign work.

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