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Who We Are

The Alliance of Sport in Criminal Justice is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) registered with the Charity Commission in England and Wales (No.1183521).

Working with national partners in criminal justice, sport, academia, government and others to establish the need, we registered as a CIO in May 2019 to become the ‘go to organisation’ for sport in criminal justice and we build on over a decade of best practice (links to our story).

We envision a fairer society, free from crime, in a more just world.

Our mission is to build a better and safer society through the use of sport and physical activity in the Criminal Justice System, and by actively helping the sector in their efforts to reduce violence, crime and reoffending.

The exacerbation of inequalities from the pandemic is well documented, particularly for our beneficiaries who are the people involved with, or on the fringes of the Criminal Justice System.

By leveraging our renowned expertise, our approach is designed to intercede as an agent of change, connect policy and practice, and use our guidance, skills and resources to empower the organisations who are using sport and physical activity to create positive outcomes for our mutual beneficiaries.

Our core values:

  • Solidarity: Together we listen, learn and advocate doing “the right thing” by stepping-in as a catalyst of change. Governance and transparency promote confidence.
  • Trustworthiness: We seek always to be clear about what we do, follow through on our promises and deliver, when we say we will.
  • Impact: We stretch the boundaries of learning and innovation, gathering the sector around our values, by building trust to co-ordinate efforts and share best practices.
  • Stewardship: Selecting trustworthy partners, guiding, monitoring, measuring and seeking feedback across the stakeholder spectrum is central to our values.

AoS is unique in that we have been approached by nearly all of our current supporters and sponsors. Therefore, we asked them to help define our competitive advantage. They told us that AoS is:

  • ‘Well placed to drive collective impact efforts and build a robust evidence base’
  • ‘Excellent at getting the best people to work together and adds value like no other’
  • ‘Has the skills and expertise to drive real change, right across the Criminal Justice System’

Finally, check out our sector wide Theory of Change which helps to steer our collective impact efforts.

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