Mapping Innovation

We work to promote the best of Britain’s innovative justice practice.

The Centre for Justice Innovation regularly engages with practitioners to find out what’s exciting them in the world of justice. We want to know what projects practitioners are running that they are most proud of and, just as importantly, the ones a few counties away that are inspiring them.

We are expanding the map so that it not only includes innovations in criminal justice, but also in public family law and the child welfare system. We are keen to hear from practitioners from across the UK about new and exciting initiatives that we can add in all areas. If you would like your work to be included, please get in touch

Before you get in touch, please be aware that in order to be included on our map we require that your project:

  • is led by, delivered in partnership or commissioned by a statutory agency;
  • can demonstrate improved outcomes. In criminal justice, this might be for victims or service-users, or in family justice, for parents and children.
  • is innovative! By that we mean, it is trying something new in your locality or for that particular target group.

The map can be filtered by location, by the type of people the project primarily works with, by the agencies involved and by the focus of the project.

Filter Projects
Laura Parrott, Interim Checkpoint Co-ordinator at Women’s Support Centre Surrey, told us about their diversion scheme
Ashley Kilgallon, Project Manager of Turning Point in North West BCU, spoke to us about their youth diversion scheme
Glasgow Alcohol Court was established in 2018 and seeks to reduce the rates of reoffending by supporting individuals who offend with their underlying alcohol issues.
CASSPLUS is a community advice service in Devon and Cornwall which offers practical advice, personal support and help to access services. The service aims to reduce reoffending by helping court users to resolve a range of issues that can lead to offending, such as debt, homelessness and mental illness.
C3 is an intensive, rehabilitative programme that targets individuals who are engaged in prolific, non-violent adult residential burglary offending. Participants are given a deferred sentence and a community sentence plan that is tailored to their individual needs.
The Glasgow Drug Court aims to reduce drug misuse and the offending that is driven by that misuse. If accepted on the programme, participants must engage in drug treatment, regular drug testing, and court reviews to monitor progress.
The Edinburgh APSC is targeted at adult men with a pattern of low-level alcohol-related offending. Those accepted on the programme receive a Community Payback Order which incorporates addiction treatment, regular judicial reviews and support with additional needs.
The Community Advice service is a free and confidential support service that was established at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court in January 2014. It offers practical and emotional support for individuals appearing in court and their family members.
South West, Diversion, Adults
We spoke to Dr. Udita Iyengar, Project Manager for BeST? at King's College London, about the New Orleans Intervention Model and adapting the PLO guidelines to trial new ways of working.