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CCA Conference and AGM

8th October 2020  10.00am – 2.30pm via Zoom
We will be joined by the Chaplain General Rev’d James Ridge who will address conference. We will also run the following workshops:

  • A  - Dynamic Framework
    The pros and cons of the Dynamic Framework – Keeping up with HMPPS reforms and how faith based resettlement projects fit into the bigger picture.
  • B - Mentoring at a Social Distance-Minding the Gap 
    Remote mentoring in a time of Covid – implications and opportunities for projects. Mentoring in a digital space whilst retaining the personal touch.
  • C- Working in a Multi-faith World
    Faith based not faith biased. Appreciating the importance of faith identity whilst respecting diversity and promoting inclusive practice.
  • D. Network Sharing
    Things we do well and things we would like to do better - challenges overcome and new innovations. CCA project members’ opportunity to share best practice and emerging issues. 

Please email  using the subject header CCA Conference
Please state your name organisation and your choice of workshop

CJA Awards 2020 open for nominations

The CJA Awards celebrate individuals, organisations, journalists and digital champions who have made a significant contribution towards creating a fair and effective criminal justice system, and is generously supported by the Hadley Trust.  

The categories and prizes for 2020 are: 

  • Outstanding National Organisation will receive £3,000, and the runner up with receive £1,000. 
  • Outstanding Local / Regional Organisation will receive £3,000, and the runner up will receive £1,000. 
  • Outstanding Individual will receive £1,000, and the runner up will receive £500. 

There is also an Outstanding Lifetime Achievement award selected by CJA trustees. 

The CJA Media Awards has also now opened for nominations. The Media Awards celebrates journalism and digital media that has reported on criminal justice sensitively and constructively, and that has contributed to a better understanding of criminal justice in society.  

The categories and prizes for the CJA Media Awards 2020 are: 

  • Outstanding Journalism 
  • Outstanding Digital Media Champion 
  • Outstanding Documentary.

The closing date for nominations is Sunday 18 October 2020.

Presenters and judges to be announced.  

For more details on how to apply, visit CJA Awards and Media Awards web pages.  

To see previous winners, visit the CJA Awards 2019 page.  


Prisons Week 2020 United in Lockdown
Prisons Week has launched its 2020 campaign including the 11th-17th October Week of Prayer
For more information go to

Reducing Deaths in Prisons: Learning from prisoner lived experience?
3rd November 2020
The webinar presents the first set of findings from an impact project between the University of Nottingham (Dr Philippa Tomczak) and the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (Sue McAllister) which seeks to contribute to a reduction in deaths and safer prisons.