Final report from Howard League & Centre for Mental Health says punitive culture must change if alarming rise …
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- Judges with attitude
- Neighbourhood policing in times of austerity
- Manchester probation struggling to implement new model
- 6 things I learnt about the drug scene
- Liz Truss promises more community sentences
- Patchy provision for veterans on probation
- Prison Reform: Creating the New Futures Network
- Would legalisation improve support for problematic cannabis users?
- Introducing: Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service
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Judicial Attitudes Survey reveals that most of our judges are unhappy with their pay and working conditions and …
Fourth paper from the Police Foundation in its police effectiveness in a changing world series examines the impact …
Inspectors find public probation performing well but private probation struggling to implement new model, although there is praise …
Invaluable DrugWise report on most recent trends in drug use and dealing in the UK at the end …
Liz Truss says we need to improve community sentences by dealing better with people with mental health and …
Centre for Crime and Justice finds lack of an evidence base and very patchy provision for veterans on …
If you work in or with prisons and want to see them make good on the government's pledge …
New report from Volteface drug policy think tank argues that a legal regulated market would better support people …
Announcement of new Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service which will take over from NOMS as MoJ takes …
Report from Catch 22 investigates how social media can act as a catalyst and trigger for youth violence.
Encouraging lessons learnt from a pilot integrated domestic violence programme for men in substance misuse treatment run jointly …
Areas of expertise
Service reviews & evaluations. Commissioning advice. PbR
TR expert. Pilot design & evaluation. Peer research
Offending behaviour, drug use, resettlement.
Payment by Results
International expert. Advice to commissioners, investors & providers.
Developing a social media presence. Improving comms in justice sector.
Mapping in community & prison.
Research & evaluation
100+ projects & services evaluated. Quantative & qualitative studies.
Author of over 30 best practice guides, information booklets, reports.
Alcohol, drugs, creative skills, homelessness, employment, domestic abuse.
Prison education evaluation
Evaluation of Fine Cell Work, a social enterprise which trains prisoners in paid, skilled, creative needlework with a focus …
Payment by Results interactive tool
Researched, designed and developed an interactive payment by results tool to help commissioners, investors and providers think through the …
Safer Drug Use guide
Russell wrote the original VIP guide to safer drug use in the 1990s and updated it for the …
Expert writing and editing service
Russell has revised and edited a number of expert drug publications for the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs …
Restorative Justice survey
Russell was part of a team from ICPR which survey restorative justice provision across England and Wales. In …
Russell helped a local drug treatment agency strategise to re-bid for their service which was being tendered. He …