Quakers in Criminal Justice

Welcome to Quakers in Criminal Justice

Quakers in Criminal Justice (QICJ) is an informal network of Quakers, based in the United Kingdom, who have an interest in the criminal justice system. It offers mutual support for Quakers working in various branches of the system and helps to inform them (and thereby their Meetings) about current penal issues.

QICJ is both a Quaker Recognised Body and a Registered Charity. View our constitution (PDF).

Members include: Quaker prison chaplains, probation officers, magistrates, prison governors, prison visitors, solicitors, barristers, judges, prison psychologists, psychiatrists, ex-offenders, members of boards of visitors, police officers, victim support workers, academics and others.

QICJ holds an annual conference, at which topics of current interest are discussed. This provides an opportunity to share problems and views with others working in various fields in the criminal justice system, who have to make similar difficult decisions and who share a Quaker approach.

A newsletter is published three times a year, for which articles are welcomed by the editor, and there is also a membership list, which helps members contact each other for support, advice or information, if required.

A briefing has been produced on Part 7 (Sentencing measures) of the Police, Crime, Sentencing & Courts Bill 2021.

For a wider view of Quaker involvement in the justice field, click on Quakers in Britain above.

Our registered charity number is 1189077