Breaking the cycle of crisis and crime

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We champion long-term solutions for justice reform that tackle the root causes of reoffending and support people’s journeys towards better lives.

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“Revolving Doors has really set the bar for how to work with people who have lived experience and make real changes to improve the criminal justice system.”

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We are calling for a reset of the criminal justice system that fundamentally ends the cycle of crisis and crime. The experiences of people who have shared their thoughts about the criminal justice system underpin our cutting-edge research.

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Lived Experience Inquiry into Probation

This inquiry, driven from the start by our lived experience membership, brings together evidence from people with lived experience and probation practitioners to set out how the Probation Service can be supported to fulfil its potential. The inquiry covers key findings and recommendations in four key areas: the culture of the probation service, and probation’s role within courts, the community, and prison resettlement.

‘The Knot’

In February 2021, thanks to the kind support of Lankelly Chase, we were delighted to publish a new collection of eight essays that explore how poverty, trauma and structural disadvantage create and perpetuate multiple disadvantage. These essays seek to encourage us, as service providers, policymakers, researchers and people with lived experience, to engage with the real complexities in people’s lives to start to unpick the knots between poverty, trauma and multiple disadvantage. It is only through thinking about the multiple lenses needed to more fully understand a person’s whole life, that we can start to unpick these knots.

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