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Prison

A theory of change for resettlement

Beyond Youth Custody argues for a theory of change for young people leaving custody which prioritises young people as the agents of their own change.

On Probation

Reflections on the turnaround series

Russell Webster looks back at 18 stories of people who have left prison behind to forge new and successful careers in the criminal justice system.

On Probation

What works?

Alan Mackie of Get The Data argues that we too often overlook the importance of worker-service user relationships in successful desistance work.

On Probation

Bearing witness to desistance

Sarah Anderson in this year’s Probation Journal best paper discusses the value and effectiveness of probation officers bearing witness to desistance.

On Probation

Effective resettlement for young offenders

Valuable report from Beyond Youth Custody rounds up the key learning about young people’s desistance from 16 projects taking place over the last 5 years.

Innovation

New app helps offenders desist from crime

Excellent initiative from Probation Board of Northern Ireland pioneers the use of an app to promote desistance and help with mental health & addiction issues.

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