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Criminal Justice

A woman-centred approach to female offending

Women in Prison detail the impact of the losure of HMP Holloway on all women prisoners, but particularly those in London whose families now have to travel many miles to see them.

On Probation

The Rehabilitation Revolution – Take 2

Has the Conservative Think Tank the Centre for Social Justice got the inside track on the government’s plans to re-boot the Rehabilitation Revolution?

Alcohol & Drugs

Drugs in Prison

Although it is obvious that the main reason that such large quantities of drugs get into prison is to feed the demand of the many dependent drug users inside, it has long been a significant concern that as many as one in five heroin users took the drug for the first time in custody.

Alcohol & Drugs

Ambitious for recovery?

The report is engagingly direct in its criticisms of our drug treatment centre, saying that is still too focused on maintaining dependent users on methadone and other substitute drugs and failing to help them sustain recovery and life productive lives. It claims: “For years full recovery has been the preserve of the wealthy – closed off to the poorest people and to those with problems who need to rely on a public system.”

On Probation

The voluntary sector and Transforming Rehabilitation

A new report from the Centre for Social Justice sees the criminal justice voluntary sector as critical to the success of the MoJ probation reforms. A survey completed by 173 organisations highlights hopes and concerns of a new world where relationships with large private sector companies are seen as the key to…

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