Research and advocacy

The Butler Trust 
Identifies and celebrates the achievements of people who work with offenders in the UK.

Bridging the Gap
Helping prisoners and ex-prisoners adjust to life outside.

Centre for Crime and Justice Studies (CCJS)
Informs and educates about all aspects of crime and the criminal justice system. Based at King's College, London.

Supporting voluntary organisations that work with offenders and their families.

The Fawcett Society 
Campaigns for equality between men and women in the UK on pay, pensions, poverty, justice and politics.

Howard League for Penal Reform
Campaigns for a more humane criminal justice system.

Independent Monitoring Boards (IMB)
Independent and unpaid monitors, ensuring that proper standards are maintained in prisons and immigration removal centres.

Advises bereaved people, lawyers, other agencies on contentious deaths and their investigation.

Finding practical solutions to reducing crime and providing information for prisoners and their families.

Trade union and professional association for family court and probation staff.

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)
Supports the voluntary and community sector.

Prison Officers Association (POA)
Representing Prison Officers and related grades across the whole of the United Kingdom.

Prison Reform Trust (PRT) 
Provides information on prison life, rules and regulations and prisoners' rights.

National association of reformed offenders aiming to achieve equality for reformed offenders. Includes the UNLOCK Forum, an internet-based discussion area for people with previous convictions.