More analysis of the Lammy review.AYM response to Lammy report
"The AYM welcomes the publication of the review by Lord Lammy which understandably has taken considerable time to complete. The work to produce the report has been comprehensive with analysis of data and consultation with all sectors of the criminal justice system; it includes a comparative review with justice systems in other countries. The AYM which represents 82% of the youth offending teams in England was pleased to be involved in this review.."Star Letter of the Month – Tick-box courses
"SCP, TSP, Violence Reduction and other such courses are allegedly in place to rehabilitate prisoners, but what actual proof does anyone have that these courses are not just a waste of time and money?
A typical scenario from these courses is – if you are in a pub with your wife or girlfriend and some drunk attempts to molest her, what would you do? According to the, mainly, young girls who tend to run these courses, the correct answer is that you would inform him to kindly desist from his current activity as you are finding it unpleasant and if it persists you feel you will have no other option but to call the police, with all due respect."How to help offenders on probation who are at high risk of suicide
"An estimated 800,000 people die by suicide around the world each year, according to the World Health Organisation. This translates to about one person every 40 seconds, and every year on September 10 World Suicide Prevention Day aims to raise awareness and prevent more loss of life.
In the UK, there has been a particular focus on suicides of people serving time in prison. Figures from the Ministry of Justice showed 119 people died by suicide in prison in England and Wales in 2016 – a record number."