Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) has funded a number of pilot projects to improve services for individuals with multiple problems, through intensive support and better coordination. It is suggested that there are approximately 60,000 people in...

Greater Manchester has set up a Justice and Rehabilitation Forum to allow the voluntary and community sector to inform criminal justice policy and commissioning. The first forum was held in January and focused on mentoring and coaching for...

Justice minister Simon Hughes was in Manchester yesterday to see how a new approach is helping female offenders tackle not just their offending behaviour, but also underlying problems including mental health and substance misuse. The minister, who...

"A person, not a problem, is at the centre of our approach." As part of the Department for Communities and Local Government's 'One Department Day', Manchester arranged for a dozen department staff to visit two frontline services that are working...

The Ministry of Justice is supporting International Restorative Justice Week (16 to 23 November) by running a public awareness raising campaign. The campaign, which is being supported by the Restorative Justice Council, WhyMe? and the Chris Donovan...

The recent announcement by the Ministry of Justice to stop using cautions for low level offending and replace them with two simpler remedies will be of interest to anyone considering a whole system approach to justice and rehabilitation. Police...

A joint thematic review by HM Inspectorate of Prisons, HM Inspectorate of Probation and Ofsted, published in September has found that families play a critical role in rehabilitation. The report followed a cohort of 80 offenders from prison through...

The Academy for Justice Commissioning are constantly looking at ways of helping commissioners develop their capabilities and with this in mind we are setting up a small cross sector learning group to explore Commissioning Victims Services. This...

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Since the Scottish referendum two weeks ago the country has been awash with talk of devolution. This debate was only furthered on Sunday night when Eric Pickles, the Communities Secretary, pledged that there would be new city deals before next...

The recent policy briefing Restorative Justice: Improving Conflict Resolution and Driving Efficiency was a really helpful reminder of the growing evidence that 'restorative approaches' can deliver real benefits to victims of crime and conflict, and...

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How a group of local authorities from Greater Manchester are reducing re-offending by supporting youth offenders in resettlement.

The North West Resettlement Consortium is an organisation offering resettlement support to young offenders serving custodial sentences, with the aim of reducing the likelihood of them reoffending on their release. The North West Resettlement...

A unique, new way of dealing with offenders is about to be rolled out across Greater Manchester. The Intensive Community Order is being launched on the 2nd June and is a pioneering new approach to managing young offenders and helping them to change...

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