Child Rights: Impact of Legal Aid Changes

This Child Rights Impact Assessment examines the impact on the rights of children and young people within the remit of the Children’s Commissioner of changes to civil and prison law Legal Aid since April 2013. This study is a rapid evidence assessment to systematically review relevant literature and data available. This initial review has helped identify early indicators of impact on […]

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Transforming rehabilitation agenda – why is resettlement so important?

Improving the development of positive life skills for offenders is central to successfully preventing further offences being committed. The significant role that personal issues such as substance misuse, living arrangements and education, training and employment play in changing the attitudes and behaviours of offenders is strongly evidenced. All are central to ensuring the effective resettlement of offenders both in the […]

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