Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Alternatives to Custody - Tackling Attitudinal Thinking and Change

How refreshing it was to hear Lucie Russell from Smart Justice speaking on the BBC's World at One today, describing how prison is not working and that we need to address the causes of shoplifting and the wider issues of re-offending by dealing with the attitudinal thinking of offenders. If Dr Reid and the CJS were to increase the delivery of such programmes, re-offending rates would fall away significantly.

Importantly however, many of those working with offenders do themselves need additional training to enable them to do so more effectively. Without this, little will change. Investment in such training will reap rich rewards. The Life Change UK Training programme is specifically designed to assist with this requirement.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The Role of Faith Groups in Youth Justice

Hi Andy,

Thank you for your question which I have published. Hopefully anyone who can help will respond.

I regret that I was not able to identify your email address on your blog. If you send to me at - I will pass any contacts that arise.

Good luck, Trevor

The Role of Faith Groups in Youth Justice

Andy said...

Hi, I work in the Youth Justice System (YOT manager and now seconded to the YJB) and am also doing a Doctorate entitled, 'Can we have Faith in Youth Justice? - Examining the role of Faith Communities in the Youth Justice System'.

I'd be interested in finding out whether any readers of this blog know of any single or multi faith groups involved at any level within the Youth Justice System. My email address is on my blog...

Wednesday, 16 May, 2007