Roma’s letter in the Guardian
Founder and Director of Make Justice Work, Roma Hooper, had a letter published in the Guardian today.
“A coherent and sensible approach to sentencing those guilty of drug offences is welcome (Report, 24 January). But our justice system also needs to realise that so much low-level crime is committed by offenders with drug problems. Too often they are given costly and ineffective short prison sentences which do nothing to address the causes of their behaviour. Effective community sentences, which can combine punishment with services such as drug treatment, are cheaper to deliver and more effective at addressing reoffending. Only then will there be fewer victims and less crime” – Roma Hooper.