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The Criminal Justice Alliance and Media Trust join forces to showcase impact through film

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We’re thrilled to announce an exciting opportunity for CJA members, in partnership with Media Trust, we’re offering you the chance to amplify your organisation’s impact using the power of film!

About the project 

The CJA has partnered with Media Trust to create ten compelling short films. These films will explore various aspects of the criminal justice system and, most importantly, showcase the outstanding work of our CJA members – at no cost to you! For more details about the project, including a timeline, click here to download the project information pack.

How it works

Nine CJA member organisations will have the chance to collaborate with a professional filmmaker who will volunteer their time and expertise. Together, you will craft a short film that captures your organisation’s work and its influence in the field. Thanks to generous support of the Crucible Foundation, these films will be produced free of charge for participating organisations.

What’s in it for you?

If your organisation is selected, Media Trust will match you with a dedicated filmmaker who will guide you through the film production process. They will work closely with you to develop a brief that effectively communicates your organisation’s work, the role you play in the criminal justice system, as well as the change you would like to see.

This is a unique opportunity to bring your work to life and share it with a wider audience. Once all the films are complete, we will host a screening to which all CJA members will be invited, alongside policymakers, the media, and other key stakeholders.

How to apply

To be eligible for this scheme your organisation must*:

  1. Hold full organisational membership with the Criminal Justice Alliance.
  2. Have an annual turnover of £1.5 million or less.

Priority will be given to organisations campaigning for system change/against structural inequality, and that can demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, as well as intersectionality in the criminal justice system.

*If you are a CJA member but don’t fit into the above categories, please get in touch with Holly directly to discuss your ideas.

*If you are not currently a CJA member, please apply by Monday 4 December to be considered in time for this programme.

Click here to apply


For any further enquiries, please contact Holly, Comms and Engagement Manager at the CJA at

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