REPORTS

Whilst much of our work and writing is internal and only our clients see it, some of it is in the public domain and can be found here:

BUILDING STRONGER EQUALITY MOVEMENTS
Intergenerational approaches to advancing women’s and LGBT+ rights in the Commonwealth

This research comprised of a comprehensive literature review on intergenerational movement building and the implications this has on ensuring diverse intergenerational representation, i.e. among lines of race, socio-economic class, religion, ethnicity, within LGBT and women’s rights movements. The result is a narrative research brief, and a civil society focused tool-kit outlining best practice and practical case studies for replication.

 

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SAVE MONEY, PROTECT SOCIETY, AND REALISE YOUTH POTENTIAL: IMPROVING YOUTH JUSTICE SYSTEMS DURING A TIME OF ECONOMIC CRISIS.
European Council for Juvenile Justice

This white paper argues that even in a period of economic crisis it is still possible to innovate and improve youth justice systems through prevention, diversion, the use of restorative justice and community sanctions. It both identifies the problems and issues that the public administrations, civil society and the private sectors have, and presents solutions. This is a useful resource for governments and agencies wanting to improve the efficiency of their youth justice systems.

 

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MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR YOUNG OFFENDERS VOLUME II: MHYO MANUAL FOR IMPROVING PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND DEVELOPING AN ADVOCACY PROGRAMME
International Juvenile Justice Observatory

This report aims to improve the professional knowledge and skills of all stakeholders in contact with young offenders with mental health problems. It contains an advocacy toolkit which encourages countries to develop an advocacy program to improve the provision for young offenders with mental health problems, illnesses, and disorders.

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BLOCKCHAIN AND CHILD PROTECTION: OPPORTUNITIES AND DANGERS

The opportunities that blockchain technology provides are being explored in many sectors, particularly the finance setting. However, little investigation has been made into the opportunities it presents for child protection. Justice Studio sought to fill this gap by investigating the opportunities and dangers of blockchain and child protection, bringing together blockchain expertise and child protection experts from high profile international and UK based organisations. With this group we investigated the capabilities of blockchain technology and cases of child protection that presented a concern or opportunity in relation to it. This report sets out the information presented and the ideas that emerged.

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AFGHANISTAN CHILD JUSTICE BRIEF

This briefing paper outlines the system of justice for children in Afghanistan. This short report gives an overview of the context within which children in Afghanistan live and the legal structures that exist to protect them. It then outlines the child justice process and what the situation is for children in conflict with the law from arrest, to trial, sentencing, detention and resettlement. Finally it contains suggestions for further reading for those who would like to know more.

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“THEY HELPED ME, THEY SUPPORTED ME”
Achieving Outcomes and Value for Money in Secure Children’s Homes. 2014.

This report, for the Secure Accommodation Network (SAN), presents the work of the seventeen Secure Children’s Homes (SCHs) in England and Wales. SCHs look after young people, both male and female, and aged from ten to eighteen who have complex needs. They have a long history, however in recent years, competition in the welfare and justice sector has led them to suffer closures and cut-backs from their commissioners. As such, this piece of research was commissioned to better evidence the work the SCHs do and the outcomes they achieve for young people. The study was based on data the SCHs had collected and additional qualitative research with the children in the homes.

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ACHIEVING OUTCOMES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AT THE WESSEX DANCE ACADEMY. 2014.

The Wessex Dance Academy provides contemporary dance programmes to young people aged 15-25 in Hampshire who are: NEET; in care or care leavers; offending, or at risk of offending; or excluded from school or school refusers. The Academy commissioned Justice Studio to undertake a piece of research to establish what outcomes they achieve for these young people. The research found that the effect that the Academy has on the young people who complete the programme of dance is extremely positive. The young people were more likely to return to education and desist from reoffending. The Academy helped the young people in twelve outcome areas most strikingly in their positive mental and physical outlook; physical health, hygiene and self-care; and self-esteem.

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THE WAY BACK TO WORK

This report, for the blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan, examines the experiences of bone marrow cancer patients in their return to work. Justice Studio conducted the research between September and December 2014. We undertook a survey of 121 post-transplant patients, held focus groups and developed case studies of the experiences of patients, their relatives and their employers. The research showed that returning to work is a difficult process, but one that improves patients’ well-being and quality of life. The report recommends offering more support to patients and employers to ensure that return to work as easy and comfortable as possible.

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JUVENILE DETENTION IN UGANDA: REVIEW OF UGANDAN REMAND HOMES AND THE NATIONAL REHABILITATION CENTRE
Justice Studio and the African Prisons Project

This report was compiled from research carried out in August 2010. Following an introductory overview of juvenile justice in Uganda, the report deals with the following subjects: Profile of children in conflict with the law; Safeguarding children; Juvenile justice system; Conditions of detention; Healthcare; Education and training; and Community reintegration. elements which require immediate attention. The report makes 36 recommendations, and ends with a conclusion which notes areas of good practice as well as elements which require immediate attention.

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JUSTICE FOR GIRLS? GIRLS IN CONFLICT WITH THE LAW AND SEXUAL EXPLOITATION IN SIERRA LEONE
Justice Studio, AdvocAid, African Prisons Project and Defence for Children International

This report gives a voice to girls in conflict with the law and those involved in sexual exploitation in Sierra Leone. Through interviews with 24 girls between the ages of 13 and 18 it highlights that these girls are in need of care and protection rather than criminalisation. The report makes a number of recommendations including demanding more legal protection for sexually exploited children; building the capacity of the Ministry of Social Welfare; promoting formal diversion for children away from the criminal justice system; bringing conditions of detention in line with international standards; and giving girls better access to education.

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REPORTS

Whilst much of our work and writing is internal and only our clients see it, some of is in the public domain and can be found here:

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON OLDER PEOPLE WITH UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITIONS IN THE U.K, THE U.S.A AND SPAIN 
Independent research of older people with underlying health conditions isolating in the U.K, the U.S.A and Spain during the first pandemic lockdown in March 2020

This research involves people aged 65 years or older who were isolating in the U.K, the U.S.A and Spain during the first COVID lockdown; revealing insightful findings around coping during the pandemic, access to information, managing loneliness and resilience. 

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‘HANG IN THERE’: EXPERIENCES OF THE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN AMONG OLDER PEOPLE IN THE USA 
Independent research of older people with underlying health conditions isolating in the U.S.A during the first pandemic lockdown in March 2020

This research involves people aged 65 years or older who were isolating in the U.S.A during the first COVID lockdown; revealing lack of coherent information, extreme loneliness, worry and resilience. The findings highlight the importance of communication and community on mental health with regards to older people.

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‘WHEN I NEEDED YOU TO PROTECT ME, YOU GAVE HIM MORE POWER INSTEAD.’ COVID-19 LOCKDOWN & DOMESTIC ABUSE
Independent research of survivors of domestic violence in Britian during the first pandemic lockdown in March 2020

This research amplifies the voices of survivors of domestic violence in Britain during the first COVID lockdown confirming what was feared by the women’s sector: that the lockdown exacerbated domestic abuse and made it more difficult for women to access help. The findings highlight distrust for police, and the lack of strategy and long term thinking in dealing with issues of domestic abuse in the UK. 

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‘I WANT TO CUDDLE MY GRANDCHILDREN’: EXPERIENCES OF THE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN AMONG GREAT BRITISH OLDER PEOPLE
Independent research of older people isolating in Britian during the first pandemic lockdown in March 2020

This research involves people aged 70 years or older who were isolating in Britain during the first COVID lockdown; revealing extreme loneliness, information saturation, worry and resilience. The findings highlight suggestions for a reformed government-led approach in providing support to older people during a crisis or on a day to day basis. 

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EVALUATING THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC DUTY IN SCOTLAND AND WALES
A look at how 24 public bodies in Scotland and Wales are implementing or preparing to implement the duty

This research focuses on the socio-economic duty which is part of the Equality Act 2010 and aims to reduce inequality for people who experience socio-economic disadvantage. The findings highlight how the duty can be implemented effectively, the barriers that get in the way, how the duty affects the behaviour of public bodies and the steps needed to ensure future success.

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BUILDING STRONGER EQUALITY MOVEMENTS
Intergenerational approaches to advancing women’s and LGBT+ rights in the Commonwealth

This research comprised of a comprehensive literature review on intergenerational movement building and the implications this has on ensuring diverse intergenerational representation, i.e. among lines of race, socio-economic class, religion, ethnicity, within LGBT and women’s rights movements. The result is a narrative research brief, and a civil society focused tool-kit outlining best practice and practical case studies for replication.

download report

SAVE MONEY, PROTECT SOCIETY, AND REALISE YOUTH POTENTIAL: IMPROVING YOUTH JUSTICE SYSTEMS DURING A TIME OF ECONOMIC CRISIS.
European Council for Juvenile Justice

This white paper argues that even in a period of economic crisis it is still possible to innovate and improve youth justice systems through prevention, diversion, the use of restorative justice and community sanctions. It both identifies the problems and issues that the public administrations, civil society and the private sectors have, and presents solutions. This is a useful resource for governments and agencies wanting to improve the efficiency of their youth justice systems.

download report

 

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR YOUNG OFFENDERS VOLUME II: MHYO MANUAL FOR IMPROVING PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND DEVELOPING AN ADVOCACY PROGRAMME
International Juvenile Justice Observatory

This report aims to improve the professional knowledge and skills of all stakeholders in contact with young offenders with mental health problems. It contains an advocacy toolkit which encourages countries to develop an advocacy program to improve the provision for young offenders with mental health problems, illnesses, and disorders.

download report

BLOCKCHAIN AND CHILD PROTECTION: OPPORTUNITIES AND DANGERS

The opportunities that blockchain technology provides are being explored in many sectors, particularly the finance setting. However, little investigation has been made into the opportunities it presents for child protection. Justice Studio sought to fill this gap by investigating the opportunities and dangers of blockchain and child protection, bringing together blockchain expertise and child protection experts from high profile international and UK based organisations. With this group we investigated the capabilities of blockchain technology and cases of child protection that presented a concern or opportunity in relation to it. This report sets out the information presented and the ideas that emerged.

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AFGHANISTAN CHILD JUSTICE BRIEF

This briefing paper outlines the system of justice for children in Afghanistan. This short report gives an overview of the context within which children in Afghanistan live and the legal structures that exist to protect them. It then outlines the child justice process and what the situation is for children in conflict with the law from arrest, to trial, sentencing, detention and resettlement. Finally it contains suggestions for further reading for those who would like to know more.

download report

“THEY HELPED ME, THEY SUPPORTED ME”
Achieving Outcomes and Value for Money in Secure Children’s Homes. 2014.

This report, for the Secure Accommodation Network (SAN), presents the work of the seventeen Secure Children’s Homes (SCHs) in England and Wales. SCHs look after young people, both male and female, and aged from ten to eighteen who have complex needs. They have a long history, however in recent years, competition in the welfare and justice sector has led them to suffer closures and cut-backs from their commissioners. As such, this piece of research was commissioned to better evidence the work the SCHs do and the outcomes they achieve for young people. The study was based on data the SCHs had collected and additional qualitative research with the children in the homes.

download report

ACHIEVING OUTCOMES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AT THE WESSEX DANCE ACADEMY. 2014.

The Wessex Dance Academy provides contemporary dance programmes to young people aged 15-25 in Hampshire who are: NEET; in care or care leavers; offending, or at risk of offending; or excluded from school or school refusers. The Academy commissioned Justice Studio to undertake a piece of research to establish what outcomes they achieve for these young people. The research found that the effect that the Academy has on the young people who complete the programme of dance is extremely positive. The young people were more likely to return to education and desist from reoffending. The Academy helped the young people in twelve outcome areas most strikingly in their positive mental and physical outlook; physical health, hygiene and self-care; and self-esteem.

download report

 

THE WAY BACK TO WORK

This report, for the blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan, examines the experiences of bone marrow cancer patients in their return to work. Justice Studio conducted the research between September and December 2014. We undertook a survey of 121 post-transplant patients, held focus groups and developed case studies of the experiences of patients, their relatives and their employers. The research showed that returning to work is a difficult process, but one that improves patients’ well-being and quality of life. The report recommends offering more support to patients and employers to ensure that return to work as easy and comfortable as possible.

download report

JUVENILE DETENTION IN UGANDA: REVIEW OF UGANDAN REMAND HOMES AND THE NATIONAL REHABILITATION CENTRE
Justice Studio and the African Prisons Project

This report was compiled from research carried out in August 2010. Following an introductory overview of juvenile justice in Uganda, the report deals with the following subjects: Profile of children in conflict with the law; Safeguarding children; Juvenile justice system; Conditions of detention; Healthcare; Education and training; and Community reintegration. elements which require immediate attention. The report makes 36 recommendations, and ends with a conclusion which notes areas of good practice as well as elements which require immediate attention.

download report

 

JUSTICE FOR GIRLS? GIRLS IN CONFLICT WITH THE LAW AND SEXUAL EXPLOITATION IN SIERRA LEONE
Justice Studio, AdvocAid, African Prisons Project and Defence for Children International

This report gives a voice to girls in conflict with the law and those involved in sexual exploitation in Sierra Leone. Through interviews with 24 girls between the ages of 13 and 18 it highlights that these girls are in need of care and protection rather than criminalisation. The report makes a number of recommendations including demanding more legal protection for sexually exploited children; building the capacity of the Ministry of Social Welfare; promoting formal diversion for children away from the criminal justice system; bringing conditions of detention in line with international standards; and giving girls better access to education.

download report