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The impact of Covid-19 on people in the revolving...

Throughout lockdown, we surveyed people that had a combination of regular contact with the justice system, combined with mental ill-health, substance use, domestic violence and/or homelessness. This report details what we learnt about their experiences and how they were coping.

Briefing for the launch of LEAD UK

Revolving Doors Agency and Public Defenders Association (the US-based penal reform charity) launches Let Everyone Advance with Dignity (LEAD), a police-led diversion approach for young adults (18-25) who are at risk of becoming trapped in the revolving door of crime and crisis.

Emerging trauma and poverty informed strategies...

Revolving Doors publishes a review of strategies and activities led or supported by Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) to address the impact of trauma and poverty among people who are in, or at risk of entering, the revolving door. The review provides a snapshot of the strategic thinking and collaboration between policing, health and local authorities, and highlights a growing focus on vulnerability and a commitment to prevention across the offices of PCCs since 2016.

New Generation: Evidence briefing

This briefing brings together the latest evidence on young adults in the revolving door and makes the case for targeting resources to them. It recommends intervening earlier and stabilising the bridge to adulthood, thus cutting crime and reducing demand on police, the courts, probation, prisons and many other local services.

How to develop peer support within Liaison and...

Revolving Doors Lived Experience Team (LET) co-designed a Liaison and Diversion (L&D) Peer Support Model service specification with NHS England. This model has been successfully piloted in Birmingham and Wiltshire. Revolving Doors evaluated the pilots and the model for peer support will now be embedded in all contracts for L&D service providers.

Highlights from the BCFT Evaluation

This report brings together key learning and system action points from Revolving Doors Agency's learning partnership with Birmingham Changing Futures Together (BCFT) programme. 


BCFT Service User Perspectives

This report details Revolving Doors Agency's findings from the first round of qualitative fieldwork undertaken, exploring how it feels to be a service user in Birmingham including the No Wrong Door  network organisations and beneficiaries of the Lead Worker/Peer Mentor service delivered by Shelter.

In ten years time

A report by Revolving Doors Agency and Centre for Mental Health,Co-Chairs of the Bradley Report Group on improving outcomes for people with mental ill-health, learning disability, developmental disorders or neuro-diverse conditions in the criminal justice system

Campaign Short-sighted briefing 3

Revolving Doors Agency is calling on the government to publish a Green Paper setting out practically how they will restrict the use of short custodial sentences of less than six months – including through legislation.

No justice in the capital?

Our new report based on a recent survey of our London forum members estimates that Londoners who are caught in the revolving door of crisis and crime were unable to access any legal support for as many as 37,500 legal problems since the introduction legal aid cuts. 

A literature review on loss and bereavement

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 Justice and Home...

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.