How does sponsorship work?

Sponsors select the most relevant category of the blog and contribute financially (on a monthly or yearly basis) to support Russell’s work on that topic. In return sponsors get to promote their services to the leading organisations and people in the criminal justice and substance misuse sectors.

Where a sponsor supports one category of posts, they get two “widgets” in the sidebar that accompanies every post in that category; widgets can be text, image or video and link directly to any web-page the sponsor desires. The sponsor also gets a one sentence description of their service which goes at the end of every blog post in that category (this ensures that the blog’s 2,900 subscribers who prefer to view content via a daily email, also get to see the sponsor’s message).

Sponsors have no editorial input into the blog.

The categories on my blog are:

Alcohol and Drugs                             Sponsored by Breaking Free Online

Criminal Justice                                 Sponsored by Get the Data

Infographics                                       Sponsored by Intelligent Fingerprinting

Innovation                                           Sponsored by Socrates 360

Payment by Results                          No current sponsor

Policing                                                No current sponsor

Prison                                                   Sponsored by Prison Consultants Limited

Probation                                            No current sponsor

I am also currently searching for a sponsor for the Week in Justice, my weekly email digest of the main developments in criminal justice.
Please Get in touch if you’re interested in being a sponsor.

The Sponsors

Breaking Free Online

Breaking Free Online is an evidence-based treatment and recovery programme that has been commissioned by over 60 Local Authorities and NHS Trusts across the UK, and adopted by several leading national substance misuse treatment providers, including CRI, Turning Point and Addaction. It is augmented by Staying Free, a powerful relapse prevention toolkit in a mobile app that is now available on the Android and iOS platforms.

Breaking Free Online (Health and Justice) is the world’s first online healthcare intervention for offenders to be implemented in prisons. It was developed in consultation with the Ministry of Justice, and has been commissioned by NHS England as an integral part of the Gateways pathfinder.

Get the Data

Based in the UK and US, Get the Data provides Social Impact Analytics to enable organisations to demonstrate their impact on society. Our cutting edge approach to measurement and evaluation is underpinned by robust method, rigorous analyses, and cost-effective data collection. Our flexible project management approach allows us to tailor our approach to fit your requirements.

In delivering our Social Impact Analytics we offer a number of defined services that provide you with data to measure your impact, learn how to improve your service and, finally, prove your organisation’s impact on society.

Intelligent Fingerprinting

Intelligent Fingerprinting recently launched the world’s first portable, fingerprint-based drug screening system.   The revolutionary new system analyses the tiny traces of sweat contained in a fingerprint to detect drugs and drug metabolites.  Sample collection takes just five seconds, and the system delivers simultaneous screening results for the four main drug groups – cocaine, opiates, cannabis and amphetamines – in under ten minutes.

For testers previously reliant on collecting saliva and urine samples for drug screening, fingerprint drug tests offer a simpler, more hygienic option. Service users benefit from the system’s dignified and non-invasive collection method.   The new test has been fully trialled and is available to order.  Initial applications include support for drug screening activities within drug rehabilitation, criminal justice and coroner services.

Prison Consultants Ltd

Alongside former prisoners we also have former prison staff, including Prison Officers and a former Prison Governor who can be consulted to offer the view from the prison’s perspective. We offer a bespoke service to our clients, each consultation is undertaken with the utmost discretion and the understanding that each client’s needs are different, every case is identified as being unique.

We are here to help you help you through the whole legal process including any court appearance or prison sentence that this may result in. If you do go to prison we are here to help you and your family through what will be a traumatic experience. We shall help and advise you prior to any custodial sentence and shall be available for the duration of any sentence.

Socrates 360

Socrates 360 is a “virtual mobile mentor” specialising in providing interactive models for all users, with focus on engaging vulnerable groups. App available on Android and iOS devices. It’s never been easier to get fun and effective learning material right into the hands of your learners.  Socrates 360 is a complete solution for staff, work programme participants, prisoners, probationers, etc that combines engaging content, simple set-up and an easy tracking system for staff to monitor the results of independent study by viewing user progress data online.

We have a team of experienced staff including business experts, trainers, module developers & software developers, as well as teachers & educational/information writers. Socrates 360 is available via tablet, smartphone & PC.