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Alcohol & Drugs

Rebuilding our drug services

In part 2 of her Review of Drugs, Dame Carol Black says our drug treatment and broader support services need rebuilding.

Alcohol & Drugs

Alcohol treatment in crisis

Services are in a cycle of disinvestment, staff depletion, and reduced capacity, and this is due to get worse; in 2020 ring-fenced public health funding will end, posing additional risk to the areas of highest need.

Criminal Justice

Austerity is an opportunity to shrink the justice system

Will the prospect of saving billions of pounds (if Pentonville prison were closed, selling off the land to developers would probably generate several hundred million pounds alone), tempt the Chancellor and Justice Secretary to shift justice policy in a very different direction?

Policing

Our police service keeps shrinking

Latest official police workforce stats. Given our current fixation on reducing the budget deficit, it’s hard to imagine that next year’s workforce figures will show anything other than a further decrease.

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