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A blueprint for prison reform

The long-awaited Future Prison report from the RSA, “A matter of conviction” sets out a blueprint for prison reform & a challenge to politicians of all parties.

Prison staff the key to penal reform

RSA Future Prison report due out at end of October expected to argue that empowering front line prison staff is key to developing a more rehabilitative system.

The future prison

New RSA project “the Future Prison” seeks to develop a blueprint for a new prison system which has rehabilitation at its heart.

How to police London in 2020

Without public agencies, local authorities and London’s communities sharing the burden through deep collaboration, the RSA says that there is a real risk that London’s safety and security will be undermined. The report argues that the worst (but easily foreseeable) outcome
is that public services dump cost and responsibility on one another in response to resource constraints.

The challenge of policing London in 2020

The RSA also argues that the evolution of policing is also being driven by the rise of complex crime that will require more of the Met’s time, skill and resource unless the service, its partners and the public embrace a more preventative approach and focus on risk reduction.

What are social impact bonds? Or: Show me the money

Given the current state of the economy and scale of the deficit, it is clear that there is likely to be a continued high level of interest in Private Finance Initiatives which is essentially what Social Impact Bonds are. At one level, those of us trying to tackle entrenched social problems like drug-related offending are not too concerned with the source of funding, we just want someone to ‘show me the money’.

Mind the (social aspiration) gap

00000One of the most fulfilling side-effects of writing a Blog is that you are more aware of and tend to read more blogs yourself. I recently discovered a new blog which has quickly become one of my favourites. Matthew Taylor, the Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Arts,  somehow finds time to write new posts 3-4 times a week. The reason I value these posts is that they are always thought-provoking and challenge readers …

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