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.

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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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Evaluating a project with young men often labelled as ‘gang members’, who are facing social and racial disadvantage
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Our evaluation of three projects developed by MAC-UK, working with excluded young people
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Suicides in prison in 2016 were the highest since records began. Our latest briefing explores the factors behind this.
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We analysed the mental health needs of people detained in Immigration Removal Centres
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Effective diversion requires some up-front investment in dedicated liaison and diversion teams working in police stations and courts.
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