People who are caught in the revolving door of crisis and crime need equitable access to justice that supports fair and effective sentencing. The court system needs to recognise and respond to the multiple needs of people in the revolving door in a way that is both accessible and compassionate. The sentences that people receive need to take into account their wider needs and backgrounds, and be conducive to rehabilitation and reducing reoffending. 

With our lived experience members we work towards a fairer court system. We want to see a system that  uses accurate and well-researched pre-sentence reports and prioritises effective community interventions over short prison sentences.

“The language used in courts is specifically used so that people don’t understand. Once you understand, or should I stay overstand, you will be able to speak for yourself.”

Revolving doors member

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