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See below our range of blogs on multiple and complex needs

Probation reform – we can make a real difference

17th June 2020

We are at an important crossroads in the long and winding road of probation reform. Many might view the recent announcement as coming full circle, back to a National Probation Service. We believe is an opportunity to do some radical re-design, break out of the box and really ask ourselves what we want from this new era of probation services.

Lessons from our evaluations

10th June 2020

The research and evaluation team work on a variety of projects. We want our independent evaluations to be useful and result in the creation of robust evidence. This blog details the themes that have emerged from our evaluations.

Changing health in justice

20th May 2020

Revolving Doors have been working with NHS England to pioneer a different way of doing things. A way the puts lived experience at the heart of decision making and service design. Read about how we’re changing the world (one step at a time).

Capturing our learning

23rd April 2020

The research and evaluation team are involved in a wide variety of projects and are crucial in capturing what is happening across the criminal justice system and understanding how meaningful system change occurs.

Covid-19: The role of policing in recovery

17th April 2020

Covid-19 is likely to stretch trauma and structural inequalities even further, putting extra strain on those relying on foodbanks, mental health services and youth and women’s centres. There is a huge risk that police services delivering the emergency legislation while using the old tactics will deepen problems. But there are practical steps the police service can take to support communities through the ongoing stress of a disaster and address trauma and structural inequalities that existed before it occurred, writes Elsa Corry-Roake.

Covid-19: Road to recovery

9th April 2020

The pandemic has created a real and significant strain to our public services, focusing all of our efforts to emergency support and individual welfare. But public services need to focus back on structural inequalities and trauma to effectively mitigate against the long-term impact of the pandemic in our communities, writes Burcu Borysik.

Nathan Dick is appointed as the new Head of Policy

2nd December 2019

Revolving Doors Agency has appointed Nathan Dick as their new Head of Policy. Nathan joins from the Ministry of Justice where he has worked on recent probation reform. Previous roles include Advisor to Chief Inspector of Probation and the Head of Policy and Communications at Clinks. He will take up his role with Revolving Doors in January.

Revolving Doors Agency responds to Justice...

17th October 2019

On Wednesday the Justice Secretary told the Justice Select Committee that “work on short-term sentences is not going to be put away in a box and forgotten" and confirmed his view that the "evidence points to the ineffectiveness" of these sentences. However, Mr Buckland went on to say his position was not to abolish short sentences, but rather to improve the range of choice that judges have of robust community options.