From Civil Society
Funding for criminal justice charities has been “squeezed” creating a burden for the sector, a charity think tank and consultancy has found. In a report, How are charities influencing change in the prison system?, New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) said that a combination of a lack of resources and a rising prison population has put pressure on the charity’s ability to carry out its work in prisons.
The report argued that the lack of funding means charities cannot access prisons. They said this in turn means those funding the charities lose confidence and charities receive even less money, impacting their operations furthermore.