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

London Liaison & Diversion Network

Information about a network for practitioners and managers of Liaison & Diversion services across LondonRead more

IPS Centres of Excellence

We have selected 14 sites to be Centres of Excellence in supporting people who use mental health services into employment.Read more

Liaison and diversion: the economic case

Effective diversion requires some up-front investment in dedicated liaison and diversion teams working in police stations and courts.Read more

Youth justice

Children who end up in custody have multiple needs, many of which go unrecognised and unmet. We've developed a new approach to fix this.Read more

Secure mental health services

Secure mental health services treat people with severe mental health problems who pose a risk to the public. But the services are subject to long delays and patients getting stuck.Read more

Liaison and diversion

Mental ill health is very common among prisoners, but the use of prison can often be avoided if people are diverted early on in their contact with the justice system. We're finding ways to fix this.Read more


Gang involvement seriously damages young lives. We are researching the impact of a radical new approach to engaging young people involved in gang-related activity.Read more

Employment after prison

Reoffending costs the economy somewhere in the region of £11 billion. But less than a quarter of prisoners leave prison into some form of employment. Evidence shows that additional support is more likely to help ex-prisoners.Read more