A busy week in criminal justice despite the Easter Break. Home Secretary Sajid Javid made a major speech endorsing a health-based approach to young people's violence and (in a separate article in the Telegraph) suggested updating the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.
The Human Rights Committee issued a report on Good Friday highlighting concerns about the restraint and solitary confinement of children in custody.
You might also be interested in a thoughtful Sky News feature on the Circles approach to managing sex offenders in the community.
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The Week in Justice is kindly sponsored by specialist prison photographer Andy Aitchison.
Children at risk
This is part of the £100m announced in the budget
Algorithm may entrech racial bias
Sajid Javid on wiping minor offences (paywall)
Human rights committee report
Rob Allen on the need to reform the way we lock up children
MoJ Press Release
Needs to tackle culture of fighting
Calm, with caring staff, but too prison-like
Centre for Crime and Justice Studies invaluable annual review
National Tactical Response Group called out to 640 incidents in 2018
Important new HMPPS research
Probation Inspectors rate Welsh public probation as "good".
Dame Glenys Stacey looks back at nearly 40 years in public service.
‘Circles’ uses volunteers to help rehabilitate sex offenders.
Prison Choir Project 21-23 May
Poetry, personal writing, interviews and discussion
Applications open until 7 June
Judge orders report by more experienced probation officer
Declined jury service as he was the judge in the case...