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Highlights from the BCFT Evaluation

This report brings together key learning and system action points from Revolving Doors Agency's learning partnership with Birmingham Changing Futures Together (BCFT) programme. 


BCFT Service User Perspectives

This report details Revolving Doors Agency's findings from the first round of qualitative fieldwork undertaken, exploring how it feels to be a service user in Birmingham including the No Wrong Door  network organisations and beneficiaries of the Lead Worker/Peer Mentor service delivered by Shelter.

In ten years time

A report by Revolving Doors Agency and Centre for Mental Health,Co-Chairs of the Bradley Report Group on improving outcomes for people with mental ill-health, learning disability, developmental disorders or neuro-diverse conditions in the criminal justice system

Campaign Short-sighted briefing 3

Revolving Doors Agency is calling on the government to publish a Green Paper setting out practically how they will restrict the use of short custodial sentences of less than six months – including through legislation.

No justice in the capital?

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. 

A literature review on loss and bereavement

We set out to better understand the impact and prevalence of a wider range of losses in the lives of people facing multiple disadvantage. The available literature has meant this review focuses primarily on bereavement through death and the role this experience may play in the lives of those who come into contact with the criminal justice system.

Our response to the Labour Party Justice and Home...

Our response to the Labour Party’s Justice and Home Affairs Commission has been informed by our research and policy expertise as well as a consultation with people with recent lived experience of the criminal justice system held in London on 24 October 2018 on “how can Labour’s manifesto help end the revolving door of crisis and crime?” specifically looking at both preventing people entering the revolving door and supporting people to exit the revolving door. 

Our Impact 2017-2018

This year, we supported 78 services to develop how they work with people to develop better services.  We have seen how our lived experience teams are having a real impact, with peer support now being piloted in the national Liaison and Diversion service.
Our policy and influencing work has grown in scale and impact. The launch of our Short Sighted campaign has already changed the national debate on ineffective, disruptive short sentences. We touched the lives of over 56,000 people in immediate crisis or trapped in the revolving door cycle.

Short Sentences Briefing

Short sentences are short sighted

The public and the evidence are clear and in agreement: Short prison sentences are ineffective at tackling petty crime. We can do better and should adopt a smarter approach.