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
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.
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.
Wales, Adults, Children and Young people, Mental health
This problem-solving approach, which has been running in Aberdeen Sheriff Court since 2015, seeks to reduce the use of short custodial sentences by providing disposals to women and young men with complex needs and multiple previous convictions.
South East, Mental health & wellbeing, Adults