Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programme & Practice Direction 12J – Article by Christopher Ferguson – Park Square Barristers

Posted December 4th, 2019 in domestic violence, news, rehabilitation by sally

‘Recently I have been involved in some cases where an abusive father has been referred to the DAPP (or the Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programme, as it used to be known). This can surely be an important feature in the programme of potential progress for a family where a father has been found to pose the sort of risk envisaged by paragraphs 32 – 37 of PD 12J.’

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Park Square Barristers, 4th December 2019

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Prisons put terrorists on waiting list to receive help to deradicalise – The Guardian

‘Convicted terrorists are having to be put on waiting lists for the main government-backed programme that will turn them away from violent extremism, an expert has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 3rd December 2019

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Second terror suspect returned to prison as officers begin working through list of 69 suspects – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 3rd, 2019 in early release, imprisonment, news, police, prisons, recidivists, rehabilitation, terrorism by tracey

‘A total of 69 violent jihadists, who have been released from prison early, will have their licence conditions tightened as part of the government’s crackdown in the wake of Usman Khan’s London Bridge attack.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd December 2019

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Teenagers who threw bricks at Gosport sheep sentenced – BBC News

‘Four teenagers who threw bricks at sheep and snapped off their horns have been given community sentences.’

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BBC News, 26th November 2019

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IPP sentencing regime in England and Wales called ‘deeply harmful’ – The Guardian

Posted November 11th, 2019 in imprisonment, news, prisons, rehabilitation, sentencing, statistics by sally

‘Justice officials in England and Wales are facing renewed calls to deal with thousands of prisoners still jailed under an abolished Kafkaesque sentencing regime that a report has branded “deeply harmful” for families.’

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The Guardian, 10th November 2019

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A third of women at the biggest female jail are spending just three weeks or less in prison – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 5th, 2019 in homelessness, news, prisons, recidivists, rehabilitation, sentencing, statistics, women by sally

‘A third of the inmates at Europe’s largest female jail spend three weeks or under behind bars, watchdogs have revealed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th November 2019

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Outcomes for children in custody worse than a decade ago, says report – The Guardian

Posted November 5th, 2019 in children, news, prisons, recidivists, rehabilitation, standards, statistics, young offenders by sally

‘The government has failed to capitalise on the “remarkable” fall in the number of children in youth custody, with outcomes for those sent to prison worse than a decade ago, a report has found.’

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The Guardian, 5th November 2019

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Over 200 offenders on probation have been convicted of murder since Government shake-up five years ago – Daily Telegraph

‘More than 200 offenders under probation supervision have been convicted of murder since the system was overhauled in 2014 by the then Justice Secretary Chris Grayling.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st October 2019

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Prisoner rehabilitation does not work, says former prisons boss – The Guardian

Posted October 29th, 2019 in news, prisons, rehabilitation by tracey

‘A former director general of the Prison Service has said rehabilitation of offenders in jail does not work and should be scrapped.’

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The Guardian, 29th October 2019

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Harry Styles stalker: Homeless man told to keep away from star – BBC News

Posted October 22nd, 2019 in community service, homelessness, news, rehabilitation, sentencing, stalking by tracey

‘A homeless man convicted of stalking Harry Styles after camping outside his house has been banned from going within 250m of the singer.’

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BBC News, 21st October 2019

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Scheme giving ex-offenders a stable place to live up and running – Ministry of Justice

‘A scheme giving vulnerable ex-offenders stable accommodation to help them rebuild their lives and stay away from crime is now up and running, Prisons Minister Lucy Frazer announced today (10 October 2019).’

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Ministry of Justice, 10th october 2019

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Sex offender: ‘I’ve never had so many deviant thoughts’ – BBC News

‘In 2017, the government’s flagship treatment scheme for people convicted in England and Wales of rape or child sexual abuse was scrapped after it was shown to raise the risk of reoffending. Two sex offenders have told BBC Radio 4’s File on 4 programme what it was like to take part in the rehabilitation programme.’

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BBC News, 8th October 2019

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Children being ‘set up to fail’ on release from custody by authorities, watchdog finds – The Independent

‘Children jailed for criminal offences are being “set up to fail” by authorities who fail to give them the support they need to stop offending, a watchdog has found. Half of the 12 to 17-year-old boys whose cases were examined by HM Inspectorates of Probation and Prisons, were being investigated by police again within three months of being released from young offender institutions.’

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The Independent, 8th October 2019

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Prison governor attacks ‘fantasy’ that criminals can be rehabilitated behind bars – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 16th, 2019 in imprisonment, news, prisons, rehabilitation, sentencing by tracey

‘Rehabilitation of criminals is a “fantasy” as the prison system cannot be expected to undo a lifetime of troubles in a few months, a leading official has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th September 2019

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Carer sentenced for having sex with ‘vulnerable’ client – BBC News

‘A carer with learning difficulties who had sex with a “vulnerable” client should not have been working in the care industry, a court heard.’

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BBC News, 20th August 2019

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Jamie Bulger’s father urges Parole Board to prevent Jon Venables from ‘harming children again’ ahead of killer’s release – Daily Telegraph

‘The father of murdered child James Bulger has urged the Parole Board to prevent one of his son’s killers from having the chance to “harm young children again” ahead of his impending release.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th August 2019

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Sentencing review to look at most dangerous and prolific offenders – Ministry of Justice

‘The work, which begins immediately, will focus on whether violent and sexual offenders are serving sentences that truly reflect the severity of their crimes. It will consider whether changes in legislation are needed to lock criminals up for longer – by not letting them out automatically part-way through a sentence. It will also look at how to break the cycle of repeat offending.’

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Ministry of Justice, 12th August 2019

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Children of British Isis members will not be allowed to return to UK, government rules – The Independent

Posted August 13th, 2019 in children, citizenship, families, news, rehabilitation, terrorism by tracey

‘Children of British Isis members stranded in Syria will not be allowed to return to the UK, the government has reportedly decided.’

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The Independent, 12th August 2019

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Teenager who watched pornography before brutal rape and murder of 14-year-old girl can be named, judges rule – Daily Telegraph

‘A teenager who watched pornography before brutally raping and murdering a 14-year-old girl can be identified for the first time, judges have ruled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th July 2019

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Justice secretary urges evidence-led approach to cut crime – Ministry of Justice

‘Justice Secretary David Gauke today called for an “evidence-led” approach to tackling reoffending in order to crack down on crime and reduce the number of victims.’

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Ministry of Justice, 18th July 2019

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