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10 points for Police and Crime Commissioners

The 10 points, developed with young adults with lived experience of the criminal justice system, highlight the need for PCCs to ensure policing plans include a distinct approach to young adults in order to support them away from crime.

The knot – responding to poverty, trauma and...

A new essay collection, kindly supported by Lankelly Chase, that explores the knots between poverty, trauma and multiple disadvantage and how we, as service providers, policymakers, researchers and people with lived experience, can better make sense of and start to untangle these knots.

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.