Natalie Maidment Local Development Officer (North East) Email: email@example.com
For many years there has been a growing recognition from local authority agencies, partnerships, the Police and the Prison and Probation Services of the importance of the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) and the range of services they can provide in the Criminal Justice System (CJS). VONNE, in partnership with Clinks, has developed a criminal justice network for voluntary sector organisations in the North East of England.
The Local Development Officer for the North East, Natalie Maidment, has been seconded from VONNE to Clinks to work with the VCS, supporting it’s work to reduce crime, promote community safety, and reduce re-offending.
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- Influence commissioners, including Police and Crime Commissioners, Community Rehabilitation Companies, The National Probation Service and Prisons, to positively engage the voluntary sector
- Ensuring the voluntary sector in the North East is kept up to date with changes to Criminal Justice policy and provide the opportunity for a North East voice in Clinks policy responses.
- Producing research ‘A snapshot from the North East: The voluntary sector working in criminal justice’.
- Bringing together those working with people with multiple and complex needs to influence policy and practice around criminal justice, mental health, substance misuse and homelessness.
- Supporting people with multiple and complex needs through the development of Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) Approaches across the North East.
- Supporting the BIG Lottery's Fulfilling Lives Project in the North East
- One to one support for organisations working in the Criminal Justice System