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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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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Jenny Talbot OBE reflects on the needs of women in the criminal justice system, and the role of local authorities in supporting them.
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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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Information about a network for practitioners and managers of Liaison & Diversion services across London
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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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Children who end up in custody have multiple needs, many of which go unrecognised and unmet. We've developed a new approach to fix this.
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Secure mental health services treat people with severe mental health problems who pose a risk to the public. But the services are subject to long delays and patients getting stuck.
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