- New crackdown on corporate economic crime
- Prisoner reading scheme proves impact
- Fewer young people in drug & alcohol treatment
- How prison design can promote rehabilitation
- Tackling health inequalities in the justice system
- Drug policy developments of 2016
- Probation public protection work sub-standard in Staffordshire
- A whole-system approach to offender management
- Caring for transgender prisoners
- Maximum sentence for stalking to double
The blog will keep you updated with all the latest developments in drugs, crime & PbR.
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The MoJ announces a new crackdown on corporate economic crime and puts out a call for evidence to …
Evaluation of Shannon Trust "Turning Pages" peer based prisoner reading scheme finds significant impact that goes well beyond …
Latest Public Health England figures give a profile of young people in drug and alcohol treatment and show …
Report from Gleeds argues that a new understanding of how prison design can promote rehabilitation should underpin the …
Report from Revolving Doors Agency provides guidance for local commissioners tackling health inequalities in the justice system.
Excellent resource from the Talking Drugs website - an interactive map of Drug policy developments all over the …
Probation inspectors found evidence of innovative plans in Staffordshire but private probation work was sub-standard, particularly in protecting …
Think Tank IPPR argues for a whole-system approach to offender management with responsibility for probation and prison devolved …
Ministry of Justice review into the care and management of transgender offenders even more important following 3rd suicide …
The Ministry of Justice is to double the maximum sentence for stalking from 5 to 10 years and …
Andrew Brown with a round-up of the most illuminating, often shocking drug and alcohol statistics.
Brilliant series of 3 very short videos by Michael Linnell raising awareness of domestic abuse and providing information …
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Service reviews & evaluations. Commissioning advice. PbR
TR expert. Pilot design & evaluation. Peer research
Offending behaviour, drug use, resettlement.
Payment by Results
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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 …