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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Matthew Scott shares his role in raising awareness of mental health issues as a Police and Crime Commissioner
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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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Could therapy dogs improve the wellbeing of people in prison?
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Can an employment support model be adapted to help people with mental health problems leaving prison?
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Prison deaths through suicide have risen at an alarming rate. We're working to prevent future tragic losses of life.
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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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