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Revolving Doors Agency responds to Justice...

17th October 2019

On Wednesday the Justice Secretary told the Justice Select Committee that “work on short-term sentences is not going to be put away in a box and forgotten" and confirmed his view that the "evidence points to the ineffectiveness" of these sentences. However, Mr Buckland went on to say his position was not to abolish short sentences, but rather to improve the range of choice that judges have of robust community options.

In Ten Years Time

19th June 2019

Leading criminal justice and health charities are calling on the government to strengthen the law so that anyone being considered for a prison sentence must have a relevant up to date pre-sentence report before a court can imprison them. The call forms part of a new report entitled In Ten Years Time being launched at a major health and justice conference mark the 10th anniversary of Lord Bradley’s report on improving outcomes for people with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in the criminal justice system. The report, co-authored by Revolving Doors Agency and Centre for Mental Health, argues that far too many people are still being sent to prison despite significant vulnerabilities.

We are victims too

18th June 2019

Today Revolving Doors Agency publishes a new peer research looking into repeat victimisation among people who moved from the streets into supported accommodation in London. The research was supported by Trust for London.

No wrong door: Capability framework for co-...

6th June 2019

The new capability framework and e-learning resource have been co-created with specialist clinicians, academics, and people with lived experience in partnership with Revolving Doors Agency, Clinks, Public Health England, Coventry University E-Learning and University of Huddersfield, to support the implementation of PHE's guide "Better Care for people with mental health and co-occurring Alcohol and/or Drug conditions".

Call for papers

8th May 2019

Revolving Doors Agency wishes to receive proposals for papers which will form an edited collection of essays on the subject of ‘the Interconnectedness of Poverty, Trauma and Multiple Disadvantage’. The aim of this essay collection is to bring together the evidence base and provide a thoughtful and provocative analysis of its impact – or equally lack of impact - on research and policy, including an assessment of what gaps remain in the evidence base.

New podcast on loss and bereavement in the...

29th April 2019

The new podcast produced by Revolving Doors Agency brings together academics, practitioners and people with lived experience. The podcast highlights the prevalence and impact of loss and bereavement among people in the criminal justice system, as well as opportunities and challenges professionals face in supporting them. This episode features: Ms Nina Vaswani, University of Strathclyde; Dr. Sotirios Santazoglou, Keele University, Professor Sue Read, Keele University and Dr Panagiotis Pentaris, University of Greenwich and Sat Kalvinder and Vicki Cardwell Revolving Doors Agency.


28th March 2019

We are recruiting for The Lived Experience Advisory Panel (LEAP).
The aim of The LEAP is to make sure that people with lived experience influence the strategic thinking and governance of Revolving Doors.

No justice in the capital?

4th March 2019

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.

Justice Secretary gets green light from MPs to...

17th February 2019

Revolving Doors Agency launches a new paper showing the problems with short sentences. A poll we commissioned also shows that 70% of MPs back the Justice Secretary’s plans to curb short sentences of less than 6 months.

Reflecting on loss from the frontline

20th December 2018

Rob McCabe, Strategic Lead for the Birmingham SEMH Pathfinder, reflects on our recent literature review on the impact of loss and bereavement on people experiencing severe and multiple disadvantage.

Our new podcast Spotlight

20th November 2018

Revolving Doors Agency releases new podcast that highlights the role of Police and Crime Commissioners in helping to break the cycle of crisis and crime.