Our News & Blogs
See below our range of blogs on multiple and complex needs
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.
19th September 2019
1st August 2019
Since early 2018, Revolving Doors Agency has led the local evaluation of the Birmingham Changing Futures Together programme, one of twelve Fulfilling Lives: Supporting People with Multiple Needs sites funded by The Big Lottery. We published three key reports looking at their impact on services and local systems.
18th July 2019
19th June 2019
Leading criminal justice and health charities are calling on the government to strengthen the law so that anyone being considered for a prison sentence must have a relevant up to date pre-sentence report before a court can imprison them. The call forms part of a new report entitled In Ten Years Time being launched at a major health and justice conference mark the 10th anniversary of Lord Bradley’s report on improving outcomes for people with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in the criminal justice system. The report, co-authored by Revolving Doors Agency and Centre for Mental Health, argues that far too many people are still being sent to prison despite significant vulnerabilities.
18th June 2019
Today Revolving Doors Agency publishes a new peer research looking into repeat victimisation among people who moved from the streets into supported accommodation in London. The research was supported by Trust for London.
6th June 2019
The new capability framework and e-learning resource have been co-created with specialist clinicians, academics, and people with lived experience in partnership with Revolving Doors Agency, Clinks, Public Health England, Coventry University E-Learning and University of Huddersfield, to support the implementation of PHE's guide "Better Care for people with mental health and co-occurring Alcohol and/or Drug conditions".
20th May 2019
Adam, one of our Lived Experience Forum members, recently presented at the Pathway UK conference about the value of lived experience voice in ensuring the design, commissioning and delivery of services.
8th May 2019
Revolving Doors Agency wishes to receive proposals for papers which will form an edited collection of essays on the subject of ‘the Interconnectedness of Poverty, Trauma and Multiple Disadvantage’. The aim of this essay collection is to bring together the evidence base and provide a thoughtful and provocative analysis of its impact – or equally lack of impact - on research and policy, including an assessment of what gaps remain in the evidence base.
29th April 2019
The new podcast produced by Revolving Doors Agency brings together academics, practitioners and people with lived experience. The podcast highlights the prevalence and impact of loss and bereavement among people in the criminal justice system, as well as opportunities and challenges professionals face in supporting them. This episode features: Ms Nina Vaswani, University of Strathclyde; Dr. Sotirios Santazoglou, Keele University, Professor Sue Read, Keele University and Dr Panagiotis Pentaris, University of Greenwich and Sat Kalvinder and Vicki Cardwell Revolving Doors Agency.