David Cameron: all sentences must have element of ‘punishment’ – The Telegraph

David Cameron: all sentences must have element of ‘punishment’ – The Telegraph

In a major speech on the Government’s approach to the criminal justice system, the Prime Minister said that he wanted a ‘tough but intelligent’ response to offending.
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What do victims think about Community Sentences – Roma Hooper in Inside Time

What do victims think about Community Sentences – Roma Hooper in Inside Time

My experience of working at Feltham Young Offenders and establishing the UK’s first prison radio station – I am convinced that far too many young people were ending up in Feltham with short sentences and then leaving prison with absolutely no support on the outside. To me that felt like the system was failing both offenders and victims alike.
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Robert Francis, the Texan judge closing America’s jails – Make Justice Work in the Observer

Make Justice Work: Criminal Justice - News . Opinion . Research

The motley gaggle of miscreants shuffles into the court, lining up silently in three rows on the benches. There are some 20 of them, men and women of all ages, most with long records of theft, violence and weapons misuse, and all with hardcore drug problems. I am passed their court biographies; the top one describes a man who has spent 12 years in jail, has 26 convictions over two decades and lists his “drugs of choice” as cocaine and heroin.
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Roma Hooper on BBC Radio London Drivetime

Make Justice Work: Criminal Justice - News . Opinion . Research

Roma Hooper responding to Liberal Democrat party conference and their commitment to putting fewer people in prison.

You can listen to Roma Hooper on BBC Radio London Drivetime at 1:22 

Read the full article at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00ycn91 »

Roma Hooper comments on payment by results and what it means for women offenders – The Independent

Roma Hooper comments on payment by results and what it means for women offenders – The Independent

Maria Jackson, a single mother-of-three, stole a lasagne from Marks and Spencer. Her youngest son was having a friend round for tea. That morning she had discovered that her benefits had been stopped. It was a mistake and they were quickly reinstated. But, temporarily without cash, she stole a lasagne – and some olives – so her 13-year-old would not be embarrassed when his friend arrived.
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Read the full article at: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/mothers--prison-the-alternatives-8160836.html »

Victim Support show victims of crime support community sentences – Charity Times

Victim Support show victims of crime support community sentences – Charity Times

New research from the charity Victim Support and the campaigning group Make Justice Work shows that most victims of crime support the use of community sentences instead of prison, but need to know more to have confidence in their effectiveness.
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Make Justice Work – Top Of the Cops

Make Justice Work: Criminal Justice - News . Opinion . Research

Roma Hooper is Director And Founder of Make Justice Work. Here she gives a personal perspective on the effectiveness of community sentences and how this is relevant to the role of Police and Crime Commissioners.
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Just Results – Press Coverage and Thoughts of the Day

Just Results – Press Coverage and Thoughts of the Day

The launch of the Make Justice Work report – Just Results – into the use of Payment by Results for community sentencing has generated some positive feedback and made a valuable contribution to the debate.
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Just Results: Payment by results in community sentences – Russell Webster

Just Results: Payment by results in community sentences – Russell Webster

Make Justice Work, the campaign to highlight the cost of short-term prison sentences and to improve public confidence in community sentences, just published an interesting report on payment by results and re-offending.
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Read the full article at: Russell Webster »

PCA supports PBR in principle but current plans need significant refinements

Make Justice Work: Criminal Justice - News . Opinion . Research

Make Justice Work has today published ‘Just Results’, which is an in-depth report looking at the principles of using a Payment by Results in the delivery of offenders services.
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Read the full article at: Probation Chiefs Association »