- Imprisonment of a parent linked to premature death
- Using technology to promote desistance
- Stigma distorts drug policy
- New ministerial team at the MoJ
- London National Probation Service “improved”
- Introducing new Justice Secretary David Gauke
- The future of prisons and probation
- Sunny’s story: Building on user experience
- Drug & Alcohol treatment in prison
- Ending the criminalisation of children in care
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New Dutch research suggests that children whose parents are imprisoned are at high risk of premature death.
HMPPS are developing complementary digital media to help offenders on the Timewise Programme learn new skills to deal …
Global Commission on Drug Policy says that ending the stigmatisation of drug users is the only route to …
The MoJ has three new ministers out of five following the January 2018 reshuffle. What do we know …
National Probation Service much improved in London although much better at protecting the public than reducing reoffending.
Profile of the fifth person to hold the posts of Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor in less than …
Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service publishes its first business plan setting out priorities and budgets.
In the latest turnaround story, Sunny Dhadley tells how me changes from being a problem drug user to …
NDTMS data on the >60k people who received drug and alcohol treatment in secure settings reveals that only …
2nd report in 2-year Howard League campaign finds that police approach can be effective in preventing the criminalisation …
Latest State of the Sector report from the Recovery Partnership finds that our capacity for drug and alcohol …
The latest Bromley Briefing from the Prison Reform Trust reveals a number of obdurate & worsening problems in …
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The Three Principles
Russell is developing a strategic approach to communication for a new model of intervention building on prisoners’ resilience …
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 …