A busy week in criminal justice this week. The MoJ published the second Farmer Review, this one focusing on the importance of family for female offenders.
The Department also announced that it was rolling out its community treatment pilots to two new areas on the 10th anniversary of the Bradley Report into mental health and the criminal justice system.
Sadly, Paul Senior, the first ever Professor of probation studies and a champion of community-based probation work all his life, died this week after a long battle against cancer. He will be sorely missed.
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Tribute to Paul Senior, a true champion of probation
MoJ press release accompanying publication of Farmer Review on women offenders.
My summary of the Farmer Review looking at family ties and women offenders.
Kent, Surrey & Sussex CRC is delivering innovative work with offenders but still rated as "requiring improvement" by probation inspectors.
CSTR pilots rolled out to 9 more courts + prison health consultations via video link
People with mental health issues should not be sent to prison without needs being considered in a Pre-Sentence Report.
Tragic murder of Lisa Skidmore by Leroy Campbell who was under probation supervision at the time.
Progress in tackling violence and squalor but still weak in education & management of sex offenders
A “very positive institution” with reasonably good outcomes across all four HM Inspectorate of Prisons’ healthy prison tests.
Yvonne Roberts on the women offenders lobby this coming Wednesday
Is tinned fish currency? How do you make ‘jail velcro’? And will bedwetting get you a single cell?
N. Ireland scheme, which has cut reoffending rates in pilot areas, involves unpaid work in the community.
The chief executive of Redthread youth work charity says A&Es are the best places to reach young, at-risk victims of knife crime
Addaction team works with young people who’ve been groomed, brainwashed and traumatised.
Police issue out of court disposals for a range of serious crimes.
More than half of outsourced case work disrupted due to Eurofins security breach
A major commission to investigate the links between crime and problem gambling launched on 20 June
Establishing a ‘Corstonian’ continuous care pathway for drug using female prisoners.
The importance of appropriate adults
The case for funding charities in the prison system
Closing date 8 July
GtD has launched three new social impact packages – Measure, Learn & Prove.