Hardman Directory goes online

The Hardman Directory is the go-to resource for people in contact with the criminal justice system seeking funding support for personal development and resettlement purposes, and it is also a guide for those who support them. The directory is now available free on Google Play or the App Store. Go to www.hardmantrust.org.uk/directory.

Making best use of your time in prison

The Prison Reform Trust have released the second report from their prison policy network, What do you need to make the best use of your time in prison?  The report is based on the contributions of 1,250 people in prison. Most respondents saw imprisonment as an opportunity to turn their lives around (with appropriate support), but […]

The impact of criminal records on people from BAME backgrounds

Unlock, the charity that provides a voice and support for people with convictions who are facing stigma and obstacles because of their criminal record, have published a new report on the impact of criminal records on people from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. Over three-quarters of those surveyed for the report felt their […]

Supporting Muslim women leaving prison

Khidmat Centres, Bradford, have produced guidance on supporting Muslim women on their release from prison: As passionate race, gender and faith equality workers we have had to overcome scarcity of resources, lack of community led templates and disconnectivity of providers and the community with the challenges faced by Muslim women prisoners. All this had to […]

Experiences of long term imprisonment from young adulthood

Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) has published researched on the experience of long term imprisonment from young adulthood. Those serving sentences with a tariff of 15 years or more were surveyed and interviewed. The most severely felt problems related to missing others outside prison and feeling that one’s life was being lost or […]

PLIAS Awards evening 2019

On Thursday 25th July PLIAS held an awards evening recognising the achievements of our service users, volunteers and placement students over the past 12 months.

BAME children and young people in custody

The Justice Committee have launched an inquiry into children and young people in custody. The inquiry will look at how the young estate population has changed, whether the secure estate is a fit and proper place to hold children, as well as arrangements for resettlement and rehabilitation. The Committee is particularly interested in hearing about […]

BAME people and charities – survey

ACEVO and Voice4Change England are carrying out research to understand what people connected to charities think about race equality, diversity and inclusivity in the charity sector. This survey is designed to be completed by people: classified as Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic. (In census terms the BAME category covers everyone outside the category ‘White British’. Groups […]

Know your rights when accessing public services

The British Institute of Human Rights, has developed a new tool to support people to use human rights in their everyday interactions with public services. The site was developed with and for people with mental health and/or mental capacity issues, to be able to know and use their human rights as a way to ensure […]

Building an effective criminal justice system

A recent Labour Party consultation on building an effective criminal justice system found several key themes, including: the need for early intervention; reducing the use of short sentences; bringing probation services back under public control; tackling the systematic discrimination against BAME communities and women in our criminal justice system; and for a greater use of community […]

Racial inequality blog

Runnymede Trust have a great blog featuring the latest policy around racial inequality. Check it out here