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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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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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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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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Two-thirds of prisoners and about half of people under probation supervision are estimated to have personality disorder traits, yet only a small proportion get any support.
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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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