Criminal Justice

The majority of prisoners have mental health problems, often two or more at the same time. Imprisonment doesn't seem to reduce re-offending and it costs a great deal. We're finding more ways to fix this by developing liaison and diversion services, advocating community sentences, improving youth justice and unlocking secure care.

Effective diversion requires some up-front investment in dedicated liaison and diversion teams working in police stations and courts.
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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.
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Thea speaks to Graham about mental health in prisons, and why a fundamental culture-change is so vital
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In some ways, prisons are less safe than they were 15 years ago. Our recommendations will help to make people safer.
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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
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Can an employment support model be adapted to help people with mental health problems leaving prison?
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