Problem-solving can be an important component of the future of our magistrates courts. And our work has demonstrated that it can be both effective and practical. Now it’s time to put it into practice."
People in trouble – whether it’s addiction, debt or homelessness – often find that their problems lead them to court. But, all too often, courts don’t have the tools to address those underlying issues. The most vulnerable can end up trapped in a revolving door of crime and punishment at a huge cost to both their own wellbeing and that of the people around them."