Sometime’s it’s good to get a different perspective

Sometime’s it’s good to get a different perspective

Re-wiring punishment and rehabilitation In 2015, Crest Advisory was commissioned by the Hadley Trust to begin work on the development of an alternative vision of the criminal justice system – one that was more intelligent, more efficient and ultimately, more...
Community sentences report launched in the House of Lords

Community sentences report launched in the House of Lords

Last week we launched our latest research report “Community sentences: where did it all go wrong?” at an event in the House of Lords. Hosted by Lord Falconer of Thoroton, former Lord Chancellor and first Secretary of State for Justice, we set out the...
Crisis of confidence

Crisis of confidence

Twenty years ago, youth justice reform was high on the political agenda. It even made the now infamous 1997 Labour pledge card. But in this year’s general election you can expect little in the way of discussion about criminal justice in any form. Despite recent rises...
Liz Truss’ speech on prison reform: a mixed bag

Liz Truss’ speech on prison reform: a mixed bag

The Justice Secretary Liz Truss has just given her first major policy speech on prison reform to launch the Ministry of Justice’s new White Paper. Arguably her first goal was to restore a sense of purpose and direction, following some early mis-steps, including an...
HMP Spin

HMP Spin

Devising a ‘handling strategy’, particularly for a prime ministerial announcement is a test of anyone’s mettle. It stretches relations between journalist and adviser, and calls for a large amount of trust and a certain amount of luck. Like a complicated dessert...