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

17th February 2021

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.

Our New Generation campaigners call for police...

9th February 2021

Our new research shows that young adults and the wider public want to see police reform. Young adults want their health and human needs to be prioritised so that they do not unnecessarily get dragged into the criminal justice system.

Support to improve the policing of young adults

18th November 2020

Today the Police Foundation and Revolving Doors Agency launch a Knowledge Exchange Network that brings together police Inspectors and Chief Inspectors from across England and Wales to co-create new and better ways of policing young adults aged 18-25.

Creating the NECG Strategic priorities

13th October 2020

The NECG’s approach and priorities were developed between August and December 2019. They aim to capture the most important issues for people using Fulfilling Lives services. NECG members consulted their wider lived experience group to best ensure views are representative.

Police-led diversion – the LEAD approach

1st October 2020

Revolving Doors Agency is proud to announce a strategic partnership with Public Defenders Association to promote a new approach to police-led diversion that we believe can better prevent the revolving door of crisis and crime.

A fresh focus for PCCs: Trauma, poverty and...

21st September 2020

Today, 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.

Shifting the research landscape: peer research

28th August 2020

A lot more than a methodology, peer research involves a much more radical questioning of long-held beliefs about research. These include who has the power to decide who can be a researcher, what counts as research, and what is researched and how.

Letter: Once in a generation opportunity to...

21st August 2020

We have a once in a generation opportunity to prevent the cycle of crisis and crime. Our strong coalition, led by Revolving Doors Agency and our Patron Lord Patel of Bradford, are committing to action that prevents young adults being pulled into the cycle of crime and crisis and diverting them away, into a better life.

Racial bias is pulling Black young adults into an...

5th August 2020

Our analysis of government data that shows Black young adults (18-24) are significantly more likely to be dragged into the criminal justice system for relatively low-level and non-violent offences, such as theft or minor drug offences. Rather than being given the support they need, they are swept away into our criminal justice system.

Collaboration is key

24th July 2020

Over the last 12 months we’ve worked in partnership with over 190 organisations, including 32 referral partners, 24 academic institutions, 22 Police and Crime Commissioners and police services and 67 sector organisations. Read about what we've learnt from these partnerships and why we believe collaboration is the key to success.

Probation reform – we can make a real difference

17th June 2020

We are at an important crossroads in the long and winding road of probation reform. Many might view the recent announcement as coming full circle, back to a National Probation Service. We believe is an opportunity to do some radical re-design, break out of the box and really ask ourselves what we want from this new era of probation services.

Lessons from our evaluations

10th June 2020

The research and evaluation team work on a variety of projects. We want our independent evaluations to be useful and result in the creation of robust evidence. This blog details the themes that have emerged from our evaluations.

Changing health in justice

20th May 2020

Revolving Doors have been working with NHS England to pioneer a different way of doing things. A way the puts lived experience at the heart of decision making and service design. Read about how we’re changing the world (one step at a time).