- Protecting the profession of the prison officer
- Why are there fewer young offenders?
- Responding to new psychoactive substances
- Scots leading the way on community sentences
- Big rise in crack users seeking treatment
- Prisoners find rhythm to change
- More young people using drugs than smoking
- Further links between care and youth offending
- Public & Private Probation under-performing in West Mercia
- New standards for probation
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Howard League/Community report finds that prison officers are under-valued and under-paid and the profession is at breaking point.
Analysis of the sudden rise and then sustained fall in young offenders entering the justice system find that …
EMCDDA summarises the evidence, best practice and next steps to meet the challenge of new psychoactive substances.
Why have community sentences fallen sharply (by 24%) in England and Wales over the last decade but increased …
2016/17 treatment figures show surprising fall in number of alcohol users seeking help and no progress in tackling …
Finding Rhythms explains the way they work with prisoners to help them create and record original music.
Latest NHS survey of secondary school pupils suggests young people's drug use may be on the rise again.
Ministry of Justice analysis of family court data shows the links between care and youth offending, particularly for …
Probation inspectors find CRC meeting performance measures but not providing a good service to protect the public and …
Get involved: Probation Chief Inspector Dame Glenys Stacey invites views on new probation and YOT standards.
Why me? report finds that victims' access to restorative justice depends, to a very large degree, on …
A criminal record acts as a barrier because it labels a person as an offender & prevents them …
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Russell is mapping organisations coaching for social and/or criminal justice across the world before reviewing the existing evidence …
Russell is undertaking a due diligence project for the Forward Trust to explore whether an organisation wishing to …
Innovation in drugs and crime
Russell is investigating the potential for innovation in the substance misuse and criminal justice sectors. This short study …
Study of prescribing in prison
Russell is undertaking a research study into opioid substitute prescribing in prison. The study includes an online survey …
Sobriety Bracelets Cost Benefit Analysis
Russell is leading a team from RedQuadrant to undertake a cost benefit analysis of the Alcohol Abstinence Monitoring …
Diversity programme evaluation
Evaluation of Creative Pathways, a creative and digital industries-focused programme supported by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, aimed at increasing …