Agenda Alliance exists to make a difference to the lives of women and girls who are at the sharpest end of inequality. We are an alliance of over 100 member organisations – from large, national bodies to smaller, specialist organisations – working in collaboration to influence public policy and practice to respond appropriately to women and girls with multiple, complex unmet needs
The Centre for Justice Innovation seeks to build a justice system which everyone believes is fair and effective and which focuses on solving the issues that drive crime and social harm. To deliver this vision, CJI provide hands on support to practitioners in the justice system to help them develop and share innovative and effective practice; conduct research into how things work right now and how they could work better; promote evidence-based, innovative justice policy reforms; and share lessons between the jurisdictions of the UK and its sister organisation in the US.
Clinks is the infrastructure organisation supporting voluntary organisations in the criminal justice system in England and Wales. Clinks supports, promotes and represents its members so that organisations and the people they support are informed and engaged in order to transform lives and communities. Clinks Women’s Network brings together members that focus on providing women-specific services. In partnership with Agenda Alliance, Clinks hosts quarterly women’s networking forums to gather intelligence to inform representative work with government and other stakeholders, including the MoJ’s Women and the Criminal Justice System Expert Group.
Founded in 2016, the Greater Manchester Women’s Support Alliance (GMWSA) brings together nine women’s centres, offering support services for all women across the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester.
The Alliance is committed to funding and providing high-quality services to support, safeguard and empower all women, helping them take control of their lives. United by their common values, the GMWSA work together to share knowledge and experiences while representing the interests of the women they support – making sure that their collective voice is heard by policy makers and service commissioners. In doing so, the GMWSA fosters an approach to helping women that emphasises prevention over intervention.
Himaya Haven CIC is a grassroots non-profit and women led organisation that provides essential practical and emotional support to families with a loved one in custody and prison.
A significant proportion of those supported come from ethnic minority communities within Birmingham, who face isolation, disenfranchisement and barriers to accessing services. Himaya Haven’s mission is to provide a range of services to meet individuals’ and family members’ needs whilst they navigate the criminal justice system, offering holistic support, advice, guidance, information, coping therapies and access to mainstream services, alongside understanding the practicalities and procedures involved.
Pact is a pioneering national charity that supports prisoners, people with convictions, and their children and families. PACT provides caring and life changing services at every stage of the criminal justice process: in court, in prison, on release, and in the community. Pact currently operates in over 65 prisons across England and Wales, including all women’s prisons directly or via a subcontract with Nepacs in Low Newton and across all Probation areas.
The Prison Reform Trust (PRT) is an independent UK charity working to create a just, humane and effective prison system. PRT does this by influencing decision-makers, opinion formers and the public to reduce the use of prison, improve conditions for prisoners and promote equality and human rights in the criminal justice system. PRT has a long-standing focus on improving criminal justice outcomes for women, and continues to campaign for a reduction in women’s imprisonment.
Unlock is a national independent advocacy charity that supports, speaks up and campaigns for people facing stigma, prejudice and discrimination because of their criminal record. Unlock raises awareness of the systemic issues that people are facing, campaigns for changes to legislation, policies and practices of government, employers and others, and supports people with criminal records to navigate their way through challenging times.
Women in Prison is a national charity that delivers support for women affected by the Criminal Justice System in prisons, the community and through their women’s centres and hub spaces in London, Manchester and Surrey. Women in Prison also campaigns to end the harm caused to women, their families and communities by imprisonment.