In response to the ‘Strengthening Probation, Building Confidence’ consultation held by the Ministry of Justice, this briefing lays out the Centre’s vision for a new strategy for effective community supervision.
This report highlights a number of emerging technologies that are beginning to reshape how the justice system impacts the daily lives of the public. This report explores the potential impact of those technologies— for both good or ill— in making our justice system fairer and more effective.
This report sets out a new model for a procedurally fairer court process for young adult defendants in England and Wales. Along with the model and its supporting evidence, the report contains a plan for areas who wish to implement the model.
This briefing explores the history of three of Scotland’s newest problem-solving courts: The Aberdeen Problem-Solving Approach, Forfar Problem-Solving Court and Edinburgh Alcohol Problem-Solving Court.
Widespread distrust among British-born Black, Asian and Minority ethnic (BAME) people towards the British justice system is undermining the legitimacy of our criminal courts. This report looks at the origins of the lack of trust in the system, why perceptions of fairness and trust in the justice system matter and what can be done to improve the experience of court for BAME defendants.
People released from prison face myriad obstacles on the hard road towards a new life. They will need to overcome a shortage of affordable housing, mistrust and discrimination from employers, and a complex and inflexible benefits system. This report looks at how social welfare advice services such as Citizens Advice Bureaus, Law Centres and independent advice providers can help.
This consultation response supports the greater adoption of technology by the courts and the moves to streamline court with a number of important caveats, centred around ensuring that the rule of law and public confidence in the courts is maintained.