The focus of this week in criminal justice was very much Home Secretary Amber Rudd's publishing of the new serious violence strategy which is the mainstay of the government's response to the growing knife crime and murder rate.
While media discussion wanted to focus on austerity and the impact of fewer police officers, the strategy itself emphasised the importance of early intervention and prevention.
In other news, the Centre for Justice Innovation published an interesting report on how procedural fairness at court can help promote desistance with young adult offenders.
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Home Office strategy places emphasis on early intervention.
Rob Allen analysis
Leaked Home Office report
Good use of ROTL, concerns over absconding
Helps develop empathy and tolerance
Transparent charity spend, implications for TR
Procedural fairness for young adults at court
Clive Anderson on Digital Courts
Used in at lest 150 cases last year
Not guilty, but sacked
AGM & Seminar 15 May
Mentoring opportunity with Joelle Taylor