Very little is currently known about the practice of using offenders as peer mentors. This study seeks to begin to address this gap in our knowledge and has four key objectives: • to develop the evidence-base regarding the practice of using offenders in peer mentoring roles • to establish what works (and what does not) • to identify the individual and wider benefits and how these can be maximised in future provision • to develop principles of 'best practice'.
Report that presents research commissioned by Audit Scotland on international levels and experience of reoffending. It aims to set the Scottish experience of reoffending in context and to identify factors which other jurisdictions have seen affect reoffending rates.
Web page of publications produced by Apex Scotland. It includes annual reports and annual lectures.
Briefing paper that has been prepared for criminal justice, healthcare and legal professionals and practitioners, members of the judiciary, and local government directors of adult and children’s services and lead members in England and Wales.
It will be of particular use to those working in liaison and diversion services in England and criminal justice liaison services in Wales; magistrates; defence lawyers and court staff.
Document that sets out the Scottish Government’s response to the Commission on Women Offenders. In April 2012, the Commission on Women Offenders published its report based on a comprehensive review of the criminal justice system in Scotland.
The Commission recommended actions that will improve outcomes for women involved in that system and reduce their reoffending.
Project that describes the current status of continuity of healthcare for offenders and identifies areas of best practice; identifies some clear mechanisms for ensuring initial access and continuity of care throughout the health and criminal justice systems; and produces some conjectured hypotheses of the essential elements of effective models of healthcare service delivery for offenders.
Paper based on a swift consultation and actionplanning exercise with a group of RR3 representatives and additional stakeholders co-opted for their expertise and strategic overview of women in the CJS.
The group took a dynamic approach to the task by analysing the key routes of girls and women into and out of the CJS and considering how to stem the flow in a more gender-responsive way.
Series of papers by various contributors on the role of the role of the public, private and voluntary sectors in prisons and probation.
Report that examines the challenges of reducing offending by drug addicts, what interventions are effective, and how effective drug interventions can be delivered.
Study that compares the differences in the conviction rates of known offenders during the two years before their initial assessment for drug treatment and the two years after.