- What has the Justice Data Lab taught us?
- 11 things I learnt from latest justice statistics
- Probation reoffending rates fall
- Tackling extremism in prisons
- Latest prison/probation staffing news
- Who’s in prison?
- Tackling mobile phones in prison
- Interesting drug and alcohol facts August 2016
- Devolution and multiple needs
- New practices to support Foreign National Prisoners
The blog will keep you updated with all the latest developments in drugs, crime & PbR.
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The Justice Data Lab has been running for over three years now, what can we learn from it …
The latest criminal justice statistics reveal a number of interesting trends including a drop in the use of …
Latest (July 2016) official MoJ reoffending statistics show drop in reoffending rates for those supervised by probation service.
Acheson report on Islamic extremism in prisons recommends holding extremists in specialist units, crackdown on literature & tightened …
The number of prison officers fell by over 2000 last year while there are slightly more probation officers …
Snapshot breakdown of current England and Wales prison population by age, gender, type of offence and length of …
New measures, introduced through the Serious Crime Act, mean prison governors can require telephone companies to disconnect prisoners' …
Interesting monthly round-up of drug and alcohol facts from Andrew Brown including a 27% cut in the adult …
New report from MEAM argues that devolution is a great opportunity to improve the co-ordination and impact of …
Lucy Slade reports on her findings from a Winston Churchill fellowship looking into promising practice with foreign national …
This is a thoughtful and intriguing report which gains importance from the twin facts that it is based …
Interesting drug map finds that Welsh people use more amphetamines, West Country folk more cannabis and Londoners take …
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Service reviews & evaluations. Commissioning advice. PbR
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Offending behaviour, drug use, resettlement.
Payment by Results
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Mapping in community & prison.
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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 …