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Revolving Doors Agency releases new podcast to change the terms of criminal justice debate

In Other Words – a new podcast from Revolving Doors Agency - brings together voices from across the sector to get to the heart of topical and thorny issues:

  • Why is the issue of poverty shut out from criminal justice debates?
  • How does racism and wider structural disadvantage impact on the revolving door of crisis and crime?
  • What is the role of trauma or Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in all of this?  
  • Has an incremental approach to service change failed and is it time for a revolution?

The 3-episode podcast series is launches on Monday 15th October to coincide with Revolving Doors 25th Anniversary celebrations.

Key contributors include Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Heriot-Watt University; John McTernan, formerly Director of Political Operations for Tony Blair; Professor James Nazroo, The University of Manchester; Edward Davies, The Centre for Social Justice, Maff Potts, Camerados and people with lived experience.

Debates will be of interest to people working in services, commissioning, research, policy or practice with people in the revolving door of crisis and crime. Listeners are invites to join the debate at #inotherwords or via twitter handle @RevDoors

Episode 3: Changing practice to end the revolving door of crisis and crime (release 29th October)

With Professor Tony Ward (Northumbria University), John McTernan (Senior Vice President of International Political, formerly Director of Political Operations for Tony Blair), Emeritus Professor David Wilson (Birmingham City University), Edward Davies (The Centre for Social Justice), Maff Potts (Camerados), Mark Brown (One in Four), Christina Marriott (Revolving Doors Agency) & our Lived Experience Forum members

Contributors explore the potential impact of a greater understanding of poverty and trauma as the key drivers of the revolving door. What are the implications for services, academics, communities, commissioning, and policy? Has an incremental approach to service change failed and is it time for a revolution? What really helps people to move away from offending – is it services or people?

Listen to Episode 3 on Soundcloud

Episode 2: Trauma and the revolving door of crisis and crime (release 22nd October)

With Emeritus Professor David Wilson (Birmingham City University), Dr Nina Vaswani (Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice), Edward Davies (The Centre for Social Justice), Dr Amanda Skeate (St Basils), Christina Marriott (Revolving Doors Agency) & our Lived Experience Forum members.

Contributors explore the impact of trauma in people’s lives and how it links to structural disadvantage. What is the difference between trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)? What are the protective factors that prevents the trauma defining the rest of people’s lives in a negative way? Is there a glass floor whereby people coming from a position of affluence can only fall so far?

Listen to Episode 2 on Soundcloud

Episode 1: Poverty and structural inequalities perpetuate the revolving door of crisis and crime

With Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick (Heriot-Watt University), Professor James Nazroo (The University of Manchester), Emeritus Professor David Wilson (Birmingham City University), Adam Tinson (New Policy Institute), Edward Davies (The Centre for Social Justice), Mark Brown (One in Four), Christina Marriott (Revolving Doors Agency) & our Lived Experience Forum members.

Contributors explore how poverty makes people susceptible to falling into crisis and how it links to repeat contact with the criminal justice system. What is the relationship between race, racism, deprivation and criminal justice?  Why the sector does not talk about poverty more and whether we are simply sticking plasters on the gunshot wounds of inequality?

Listen to Episode 1 on Soundcloud

Lankelly Chase said:

We (at LankellyChase) welcome the debates raised by Revolving Doors ‘In Other Words’ podcast series in understanding severe and multiple disadvantage, and its links to repeat criminal justice contact. Creating systemic change requires engagement with the root causes of multiple disadvantage - including poverty, racism and trauma – and a real reflection about what that means in terms of how we respond. The podcasts offer a range of important perspectives and crucially provides a platform for those with lived experience to be at the forefront of the debate.