Traumatic brain injury and offending

Over a million people in the UK live with the consequences of traumatic brain injury, at a cost to the economy of around £15 billion a year.Read more

Preventing prison suicide

We're working with the Howard League for Penal Reform to prevent suicide in prisons. Through interviewing people with current or previous experience of prison, we explored what contributes to vulnerability and risk of suicide in prison.Read more

Mental health and criminal justice

90% of people in prison have some form of mental health problem. We conducted a nationwide consultation to explore how the mental health of the prison population can be improved.Read more

Personality disorder and complex needs

Two-thirds of prisoners and about half of people under probation supervision are estimated to have personality disorder traits, yet only a small proportion get any support.Read more

Review of Sections 135 & 136 of the Mental Health Act

The Centre's Review finds that for many people being detained by the police was a frightening experience and that the use of police powers under the Mental Health Act has to change.Read more

Making recovery a reality in forensic settings

Forensic settings are probably among the most difficult places to think of applying recovery principles. This briefing aims to discuss the challenges, address their implications and describe current best practice.Read more

The Bradley Report five years on

The five years since the Bradley Report was published have seen concerted action to improve support for people with mental health problems and those with learning difficulties in the criminal justice system.Read more

Keys to diversion

Keys to Diversion finds that the most successful liaison and diversion teams offer support for a wide range of a person’s needs, connect with local agencies and stay in touch with people after they have been referred on.Read more

Young adults (18-24) in transition, mental health and criminal justice

Many of the services that work with young people either end or begin at age 18, leaving them without effective support. But there are examples of services that are helping young adults through this difficult transition.Read more

Secure care: a briefing note

Secure mental health services provide accommodation, treatment and support for people with severe mental health problems who pose a risk to the public.Read more