Pause, adapt, innovate

Our Director, Phil Bowen, introduces CJI’s tracker of how justice systems around the world are adapting to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Justice responses to COVID-19 around the world

Our tracker collates public information on how justice systems around the world are being affected by the COVID-19 outbreak and developing their responses to it.

'I’m sick and tired of being stereotyped'

This month’s guest blogger puts the spotlight on how he feels stereotypes and prejudice can strain the relationship between the police and the communities they serve.

Pre-court Diversion for Women

This new briefing lays out the evidence base around women’s offending and the specific needs of women, explore what we know about effective working with female offenders, and provide examples of diversion schemes tailored for women.

Public Safety, Public Trust: Innovative Ideas for Police and Crime Commissioners in 2020

This document highlights some of the main challenges facing the  criminal justice system and provides practical innovative solutions  that prospective PCCs could include in their manifestos for the  2020 elections. 
Area of focus

Family drug and alcohol courts

Family drug and alcohol courts (FDACs) are a problem-solving court approach which improve outcomes for children involved in care proceedings. They offer an alternative way of supporting parents to overcome the substance misuse, mental health and domestic abuse problems that have put their children at risk of serious harm.