New 556 page report by Commision on Justice in Wales has made 78 recommendations for reform, concluding that that Wales should take over control of both policy and funding from Westminster. Recommendations include: A new justice department of the Welsh government led by a cabinet minister, a Welsh High Court and Court of Appeal, and a criminal legal aid system run on ’Nordic’ public defender lines.
The Secret Life of Prisons - a new podcast from Prison Radio Association and the Prison Reform Trust. Hosted by Phil Maguire and Paula Harriot - each episode explores different experiences of prison hearing directly from people who have firsthand experience. Episode one 'The Arrival' featured our Being the Story speaker Brenda and she shared how it felt on entering prison. Find all the episodes here - http://secretlifeofprisons.libsyn.com/website
Published 25/09/2019 by Claire Gilbert
Campaign groups, including the Youth Justice Legal Centre, the Howard League for Penal Reform, and Just for Kids Law, have published best practice guidance for criminal practitioners on effective advocacy for Looked-After children at the police station.