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Revolving Doors Agency launches a new paper showing the problems with short sentences.
We set out to better understand the impact and prevalence of a wider range of losses in the lives of people facing multiple disadvantage. The available literature has meant this review focuses primarily on bereavement through death and the role this experience may play in the lives of those who come into contact with the criminal justice system.
Our response to the Labour Party’s Justice and Home Affairs Commission has been informed by our research and policy expertise as well as a consultation with people with recent lived experience of the criminal justice system held in London on 24 October 2018 on “how can Labour’s manifesto help end the revolving door of crisis and crime?” specifically looking at both preventing people entering the revolving door and supporting people to exit the revolving door.
Revolving Doors Agency and Birth Companions have published a joint research report contributing to a better understanding of the experiences and needs of women facing multiple disadvantage during pregnancy and birth.
This year, we supported 78 services to develop how they work with people to develop better services. We have seen how our lived experience teams are having a real impact, with peer support now being piloted in the national Liaison and Diversion service.
Our policy and influencing work has grown in scale and impact. The launch of our Short Sighted campaign has already changed the national debate on ineffective, disruptive short sentences. We touched the lives of over 56,000 people in immediate crisis or trapped in the revolving door cycle.
To mark its 25th Anniversary, Revolving Doors Agency launches new analysis showing the extent of the revolving door.
Our report on our impacts over the last 12 months.
Emerging good practice across PCC areas on tackling substance misuse
Short sentences are short sighted
The public and the evidence are clear and in agreement: Short prison sentences are ineffective at tackling petty crime. We can do better and should adopt a smarter approach.