Publication

Partners or Prisoners? Voluntary sector independence in the world of commissioning and contestability

By 
Arianna Silvestri
Friday, 15 May 2009

Partners or Prisoners? Voluntary sector independence in the world of commissioning and contestability, a Centre for Crime and Justice Studies report on the voluntary sector's involvement in the criminal justice system.

The report draws together themes from a debate held as part of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies annual event for 2008, which featured a panel composed of Tina Jenkins (Ministry of Justice), Clive Martin (Clinks) and Matthew Smerdon (The Baring Foundation). The event was chaired by Mark Easton (BBC) and raised a number of issues, including: identity and independence; the changing nature of work; shaping contracts; the third sector and the market of punishment