Our News & Blogs
See below our range of blogs on multiple and complex needs
5th August 2020
Our analysis of government data that shows Black young adults (18-24) are significantly more likely to be dragged into the criminal justice system for relatively low-level and non-violent offences, such as theft or minor drug offences. Rather than being given the support they need, they are swept away into our criminal justice system.
24th July 2020
Over the last 12 months we’ve worked in partnership with over 190 organisations, including 32 referral partners, 24 academic institutions, 22 Police and Crime Commissioners and police services and 67 sector organisations. Read about what we've learnt from these partnerships and why we believe collaboration is the key to success.
7th July 2020
This blog outlines how we frame our key 'smarter justice' messages through compelling evidence, repetition and an honest account of lived experience.
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.
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.
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).
12th May 2020
Christina Marriott bids a fond farewell to Revolving Doors.
5th May 2020
The policy team reflect on the impact of our #Shortsighted campaign.
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.
21st April 2020
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.
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.
7th April 2020
The Revolving Doors Involvement Team discuss the impact of our lived experience forums and our work with the National Expert Citizens Group (NECG)
1st April 2020
We need to temporarily stop short prison sentences; limiting the rapid churn of people vulnerable to Covid-19 in and out of prison to keep the prison staff and prisoners safe.
25th February 2020
Today we launch our five-year strategy, created by our dedicated staff and people with lived experience of the revolving door.
19th December 2019
19th December 2019
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.
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.