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Crimin News

10 hours ago
Officers welcome MoJ’s new measures for England and Wales, including trial of incapacitant spray, but say nothing can replace correct staffing levelsPrison officers are to receive body-worn cameras as part of a £3m investment to improve safety in jails, the Ministry of Justice has announced.
20 hours ago
Risks grow as police closures force sex workers to rent Airbnb and other short-term propertiesThe growth of “pop-up brothels” in Airbnb and other short-term properties is to be investigated by MPs. The all-party parliamentary group on prostitution will launch an inquiry on Monday after reports o[...]
22 hours ago
It is no longer about just one disgraced man: testimonies of sexual harassment and abuse are emerging from Hollywood to politics via sport and fashionDrop a stone in a deep enough pond, and you never know how far the ripples will spread. It is more than a fortnight now since Harvey Weinstein was fir[...]
2 days ago
n 2010, Kentucky pulled funding for family drug courts, including Louisville’s. This court was for parents who had social services take their children away because of neglect or abuse as a result of addiction. Instead of going through the process of ...
2 days ago
reen told parents that he had served in the Air Force and earned a master’s degree in social work from Dallas Baptist University. Police found no record of military service, and Green admitted to buying his degree in a catalog. Nana Gyamfi, an attorney ...
3 days ago
For those unable or unwilling to use Samaritans’ telephone service, the organisation also corresponds by post, writes one of its volunteersI read with pleasure the piece by Tom Francis about Samaritans (Opinion, 10 October). I have been a Samaritan volunteer for 20 years. There have been chan[...]
3 days ago
Sean Plumstead’s remarks to staff member – who had not had compulsory self-harm training – were not reported, inquest hearsAn inmate who killed himself at Winchester prison had asked a member of staff two days earlier about the best method of ending his life but his comments were never reporte[...]
3 days ago
Scottish government says it will ensure Green MSP’s bill to give children equal protection from assault becomes lawScotland is set to become the first part of the UK to introduce an outright ban on smacking children, after the Scottish government confirmed it would ensure that a member’s bill to[...]
3 days ago
Billions are being spent to prop up UK services like health, education and law and order when they hit rock bottom, rather than finding better ways to workMore than £10bn of taxpayers’ money is being wasted because the government continues to ignore emerging warning signs on key public services, [...]
3 days ago
he Aiken Standard reported that the ATF RAGE Task force and the S.C. Department of Social Service were assisting in the investigation. Neither court nor jail records indicated whether Davis has an attorney. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
3 days ago
Research suggests BAME inmates have greater chance of segregation or restraint being used against themBlack and Muslim offenders are more likely to be badly treated in prison, leading to poorer outcomes and mental health concerns, research has found.The Runnymede Trust, a race equality thinktank, an[...]
4 days ago
Inmates were locked up for 23 hours a day and prison’s failure to consistently supply soap and toilet paper was ‘shameful’A riot at Bedford prison that led to two wings being “totally trashed” was fuelled by frustration over “disgraceful conditions” including a failure to provide basic[...]
4 days ago
Public bodies must collaborate to eliminate hidden exploitation – and people have to be vigilant, says the Welsh anti-slavery tsar Stephen ChapmanIn the Senedd in Cardiff, home to the Welsh assembly, Stephen Chapman talks with passion about how modern slavery can be tackled. “No one person can s[...]
4 days ago
Shadow minister accuses government of dragging its feet on promise to make it easier for victims to access legal aidThousands of victims of domestic violence are still being denied access to justice eight months after the government promised to make it easier for them to obtain legal aid, Labour has[...]
5 days ago
Judge has ruled girls, all under 10, cannot be separated and foster mother feels she is too old to look after themSocial services in Rotherham are looking for a new adoptive home for four sisters because their foster mother feels she is too old to look after them.A care plan approved by a judge has [...]
5 days ago
Perhaps it should not be the class of the degree obtained by which we should judge or select our leaders, writes Mike Elwood, but rather other criteria. Plus letters from Ian Lowery and David NowellPerhaps it should not be the class of the degree obtained by which we should judge or select our leade[...]
5 days ago
Campaigners are granted judicial review of policy, which stops benefits being paid for more than two childrenThe government is facing a high court challenge to its two-child limit on benefit claims, the basis for the hugely controversial “rape clause” policy, it has emerged.
Child Poverty Act[...]
5 days ago
So it is clear that police and other criminal justice agencies, along with public health departments, drug treatment and social service providers, elected officials, and others, must step up their efforts to prevent new cases of opioid addiction ...
5 days ago
Concerns raised about staffing levels and stability at east Midland jail before deaths of five new prisoners over four weeksFive newly arrived prisoners have died over a four-week period at Nottingham prison, where serious concerns have been raised about staffing levels in reception areas.
Relat[...]
5 days ago
As a spike in hate crime offences in England and Wales was recorded after the attack in March, we’d like you to share your experiences with us
The number of hate crime offences in England and Wales recorded by police saw a four-month surge after the Westminster Bridge attack on 22 March, with f[...]
6 days ago
alloy's executive order also has led to reduced funding for social service programs, such as day services to people with developmental disabilities and initiatives serving people leaving prison. This month, Connecticut cities and towns are bracing for $ ...
1 week ago
Professor Joe Sim says history must be injected into the debate about the recent prison crisis, and David Tucker, a retired senior crown prosecutor, says short prison sentences do more harm than goodYour report about the demonstration at Long Lartin (Disorder at Long Lartin raises fears about jails,[...]
1 week ago
US court order forcing tobacco giants to air ads detailing dangers of smoking from November, should be mirrored in Australia say anti-smoking advocatesEminent public health experts have written to the Australian heads of tobacco companies calling on them to advertise the lethality of smoking, the ad[...]
1 week ago
MPs and campaigners criticise Amber Rudd for allocating modest amount, taken from existing budgets, to escalating problemThe government’s commitment to tackling online hate crime has been thrown into question after it emerged that its much-trumpeted new hub to improve the police’s response to th[...]
1 week ago
Disabled Home Office staff face a wait of up to two years to secure reasonable adjustments in the workplace – we’re treated like we are a burden and a headache I’m not surprised by the way the government treats people with disabilities – you only need to look at how poorly it treats its own [...]
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29 weeks ago
FROM AN NASW NEW YORK STATE CHAPTER PRESS RELEASE: More than 850 social workers and social work students from across New York State gathered in Albany on March 28 to rally in support of raising the age of criminal responsibility from 16 to 18 years old and to demand that state legislators include th[...]
 

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30 weeks ago
By Maren Dale, News contributor Today, social workers are part of the fabric of our nation, leading the march toward social justice, bringing our nation’s social problems to the public’s attention and serving in nearly every sector. Yet it was not long ago that many of the freedoms and rights Am[...]
 
31 weeks ago
With the increasing number of women in prison, understanding incarcerated women’s psychological health is a timely and necessary line of research to guide policy and practices within prisons. This understanding influences prison design, service coordination, and intervention development. Social wo[...]
 
35 weeks ago
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is withholding support for the Senate confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to become a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. Although Judge Gorsuch’s judicial record is relatively sparse as it relates to the foremost issues of the day there are indications his[...]
 
40 weeks ago
NASW Press has published a special issue of the journal Social Work titled “Civil Rights and Social Justice: A Social Work Imperative”. The contents of the journal reflect the theme of the necessity of a social justice emphasis in the practice of social work. In their editorial for the issue, Tr[...]
 
46 weeks ago
By Alison Laurio, News contributor Social worker Reeta Wolfsohn received a message from a client she had worked with well over a decade ago.   Back then, “she was a college graduate, an expert in working with the deaf,” Wolfsohn said. “The only work she could get was shadowing a high school s[...]
 
49 weeks ago
Candida Brooks-Harrison, LCSW  President      Bob Schachter, DSW     Executive Director    NASW-NYC Statement on the Outcome of the Presidential Election 2016   Perspectives from Our Collective Past, Present & Future   November 10, 2016   NASW-NYC leads from a social justice and race eq[...]