Our Thematic Groups

Children
& Families

We know that the effects of involvement in the justice system can have a ‘ripple effect’ to children, other family members, and the wider community.

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Inclusion

The Inclusion Thematic Group has been formed to provide a platform for partners to work together on the many and varied issues that relate to assisting people with offending backgrounds (re)connect with their communities, and to move on to a more constructive and meaningful life.

This includes providing support to people as they return to the community following time in prison, as well as helping people subject to community orders to address some of their unmet needs.

The remit of the group includes providing a collaborative, multi-disciplinary forum to:

  • Share good practice;
  • Identify gaps in pathways into services / support;
  • Identify levels of need;
  • Share resources and skills.
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Health and Justice

The Health and Justice Oversight Group has been formed to strengthen links between health and justice agencies to promote joint improvements in service delivery and to provide a platform for partners to work together on the many cross cutting issues that relate to health and justice.

The remit of the group includes providing a collaborative, multi-disciplinary forum to:

  • Provide oversight and support on health and justice related matters across the community justice groups;
  • Respond to emerging need or areas of work not being progressed via the other community justice thematic groups;
  • Share good practice and research;
  • Identify opportunities for joint work and inter-agency collaboration;
  • Link with Third Sector agencies;
  • Share resources and skills.
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Whole Systems Approach for Women

Work has been undertaken locally to ‘reimagine custody’ and also looked at a local ‘whole system’ for women to make sure that it was robust enough to be ensure that local women would only go into custody if this was appropriate.

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