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Today, Revolving Doors Agency releases new podcast that highlights the impact of loss and bereavement among people in the revolving door of crisis and crime.

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.

The podcast builds on a previous literature review which showed that while loss is a universal experience, people facing severe disadvantage, including those in contact with the criminal justice system, experience loss at a disproportionately higher rate than the general population. They are also more likely to experience more traumatic forms of loss, such as suicide or other forms of sudden death.

Contributors to the podcast include:

  • Ms Nina Vaswani, Research Fellow at the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice, University of Strathclyde
  • Dr. Sotirios Santazoglou, Teaching Fellow, School of Law, Keele University
  • Professor Sue Read, Acting Head of School, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Keele University and
  • Dr Panagiotis Pentaris, Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Social Work and Counselling, University of Greenwich

This work has been kindly funded by Lankelly Chase. Revolving Doors Agency’s Research Network brings together over a hundred researchers from academia, public and voluntary sectors to work collaboratively to better understand severe and multiple disadvantage. Find out more on our webpage.

We’d love to hear what you think – join the discussion on Twitter, using the hashtag #LossCJS and our handle @RevDoors.