Effective diversion requires some up-front investment in dedicated liaison and diversion teams working in police stations and courts.
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.
Working with Revolving Doors, we mark 10 years since the launch of the Bradley Report on improving outcomes for people in the criminal justice system with mental health difficulties and learning disabilities
Our new research found that therapy dogs had a calming influence on prisoners, helping increase coping skills and strategies
Can an employment support model be adapted to help people with mental health problems leaving prison?
Prisoners with mental health difficulties need better help following release
How can we support people leaving prison to find employment? Reflecting on the implications of our latest research
In the wake of newly released prison suicide statistics, Graham looks at the safety of our prisons
We respond to a report from the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee