Criminal Justice

This programme focuses on mental health and criminal justice inside and out of prison.

We carry out research and analysis, looking across the whole system, including early intervention, diversion, custody, community, and resettlement. Read more about mental health in the criminal justice system.

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Manchester probation officers win a Butler Trust award

The Princess Royal visited Manchester to meet with staff from award-winning probation teams. She is the patron of The Butler Trust, an organisation that recognises probation and prison staff for excellent and innovative practice.

She met with probation officers from the Butler Trust winning Manchester Offenders: Diversion, Engagement and Liaison project (MO:DEL), who work with offenders with mental health issues to divert them away from re-offending and help them to get appropriate health care.

Introduction
  • 16 April 2014
  • Lack of places of safety for children is a major cause for concern
  • A Care Quality Commission survey shows that a third of hospital 'places of safety' do not accept children and young people. Almost half (45%) of children detained by the police in a crisis are taken to a police cell rather than hospital to wait for an assessment under the Mental Health Act. This compares with one-third of adults.

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

Almost all young adults in contact with the criminal justice system have multiple problems including mental ill health. Yet many of the services that work with this group either end or begin at age 18, leaving young adults without effective support.

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Guidance on working with people with mental health problems

A common sense approach to working with defendants and offenders with mental health problems - by TogetherA common sense approach to working with defendants and offenders with mental health problems is published by Together. It offers guidance to professionals on how to work effectively with people with mental health problems who find themselves in contact with the criminal justice system.

You can download it from their website.

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