Mothers and Family Reunification

Our recent report ‘Children on the Edge: Children affected by maternal imprisonment‘ makes eleven recommendations that identify areas of development needed in the impact that maternal imprisonment has on children. We will be including a few of these in this and future ebulletins. 3. Agencies that work directly or indirectly with offenders and their families require … Continued

What’s New in the UK Media

Ground-breaking partnership service to support most vulnerable (Rochdale Online, 30 Jan) The secret Criminologist (Inside Time, 31 Jan) PCC: “We must do more to help criminals with mental health conditions” (ITV News, 31 Jan) Number of women in prison could rise amid ‘revolving door’ of release and return, report warns (The Independent, 8 Feb) Pioneering … Continued

What’s New in the World Media

Theft and drugs behind rise in female offenders (Australia – Mirage News, 8 Feb) Ireland sending too many women to prison, UN hears (Ireland – Irish Legal News, 16 Feb)

Congratulations to Roma Hooper

Congratulations to the Chair of our Trustees, Roma Hooper, who was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year 2017 Honours List for her work with Prison Radio Association.

Service user panellists wanted

The Bill McWilliams lecture is an annual event looking at some aspect of probation work and remembering Bill’s contribution to the intellectual life of the probation profession.