This briefing outlines a range of gaps, limitations and problems in how we collect data on victims in the criminal justice system and explores the impact of these data gaps on outcomes for victims.
- The Family Drug and Alcohol Courts Annual Report 2022/23 pulls together key figures on the activity and impact of these courts over the last year.
- New research calls for a specialised approach to drug and alcohol treatment for women
- This toolkit speaks to the strengths of community advice services, and outlines the key steps required to set one up.
- This is a guide to problem-solving court practice in the United Kingdom
- This toolkit is for court practitioners seeking to improve court users’ perceptions of the fairness of court processes.
Implementing Domestic Abuse Protection Notices and Orders
This briefing seeks to give an overview of the current landscape of protective orders and learnings that should be considered for the implementation of the new Domestic Abuse Protection Notices and Orders, ahead of their pilots due to start in 2024.
Painting half the picture: The draft code of practice on diversionary and community cautions
This briefing consists of the Centre for Justice Innovation's response to the consultation launched by the Ministry of Justice on the Draft Code of Practice for Diversionary and Community Cautions.
Public opinion and understanding of sentencing: Justice Select Committee Consultation Response
The Centre's consultation response to the Justice Select Committee's inquiry on public opinion and understanding of sentencing.
Family Drug and Alcohol Courts: the evidence
This paper provides an overview of the existing research regarding Family Drug and Alcohol Courts and the evidence around family treatment courts more widely.
New research shows that women are being failed by drug and alcohol treatment services
A study by the Centre for Justice Innovation and Staffordshire University has uncovered evidence that women are at risk of being targeted by abusers in “chaotic, intimidating or unsafe” drug and alcohol treatment services.
History does not repeat itself, but it rhymes
The Centre's Director, Phil Bowen, responds to the announcement of measures to tackle the acute population pressures in adult male prisons in England and Wales, reflecting on a similar crisis in 2007.
Expert Voice: Pat Doherty, Senior Family Support Worker, Gloucestershire FDAC, Turn Around for Children Service
We spoke with Pat Doherty about her role and how she elevates the role of children & young people and helps to support families who are involved in care proceedings.
Case study: Highbury Community Advice
Community Advice Manager, Michelle McGuire, outlines the journey of a client from our Community Advice service based at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court, from initial assessment to final check in. This case study offers an insight into the needs of those attending court, as well as of the support that this service offers.
Youth to Adult Hub
The Y2A Hub is a multi-agency hub for all young people on probation in Newham, which offers a developmentally appropriate and maturity-informed approach, supporting young people to gradually become adults.
Expert Voice: Dr. Raven Bowen, CEO of National Ugly Mugs
We spoke to Dr Raven Bowen, CEO of National Ugly Mugs, about their work tackling violence against sex workers, and how well the justice system responds to people engaging in this type of work.
Exploring the Responsiveness of Youth Diversion to Children with SEND
This literature review summarises the evidence around Special Educational Needs and Disability and youth diversion, with a focus on access and engagement.
Learning from problem-solving justice leaders in the UK and abroad
"Combining accountability and help is the smart, evidence-based response; punishment alone, without rehabilitation and hope, is a dead end." Phil Bowen reflects on the Centre's conference on problem-solving justice.
Children and young people’s voices on youth diversion and disparity
We spoke to children and young people about their experiences with the police, solicitors and youth justice services, and how they were perceived to have been influenced by their ethnic background.