This briefing explains how Family Drug and Alcohol Courts (FDAC) offer an alternative way of dealing with legal cases where the Local Authority think that a child might need to be removed from their parents’ due to their alcohol or substance misuse. It considers the problems that FDAC is intended to address, the financial implications and the policy context.
This new briefing aims to support practitioners seeking to develop or improve gender-specific pre-court diversion. It lays out the evidence base around women’s offending and the specific needs of women, explores what we know about effective working with female offenders, and provides examples of diversion schemes tailored for women.
Point-of-arrest youth diversion can reduce crime, keep communities safer, cut costs, and create better outcomes for children. In this briefing, we call on policymakers to take action to strengthen evidence-led point-of-arrest youth diversion.
In Crime & Consequence, over 65 diverse voices offer their lived and professional experience of the justice system to answer one of the most important questions in our society. Many have seen first-hand the intended and unintended effects of our criminal justice system. The wide range of insights from academics, teachers, business leaders, artists, criminal justice professionals, charity leaders and prisoners themselves explore how our society can respond to crime to tackle the causes and consequences. Their answers are practical, philosophical, emotional and revealing.
In response to the Public Family Law Group's interim report on on achieving best practice in the Child Protection and Family Justice Systems, this briefing lays out the Centre's vision, with special reference to the evidence and practice of problem-solving courts and wider problem-solving justice initiatives.
This guidance contains information about key issues in order to help you decide whether, when and how to establish a local FDAC. It is intended for a variety of stakeholders including children's services, local authority commissioners and courts.