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Criminal Jus News

13 hours ago
Tara Hudson ‘horrified’ by Ministry of Justice’s ‘transphobic’ response to her damages claim over 2015 spell in HMP BristolOne of Britain’s most prominent transgender activists is embroiled in an extraordinary legal battle with the Ministry of Justice, in a landmark discrimination case.T[...]
Criminal JusticeWomens Issues
1 day ago
High court ruling says policy was discriminatory against people with mental health issuesUp to 160,000 people are in line for increased disability benefits after ministers gave in to a high court ruling that said government policy had been “blatantly discriminatory” against people with mental he[...]
Health and CareMental HealthDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
1 day ago
ary Parks, spokesperson for the Riverside County Department of Social Services said that of the 60,000 calls they received last year, "not one" was about the Turpins. "We did not get one phone call nor did the police department," Parks said. "And we have ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCriminal Justice
1 day ago
Michael Spurr accepts findings that HMP Nottingham is ‘unsafe’ and HMP Liverpool ‘appalling’The head of the prison service has accepted the findings of two damning inspection reports on Liverpool and Nottingham prisons but blamed the failures on government cuts and the influx of drugs into j[...]
Criminal Justice
1 day ago
he Riverside County Department of Public Social Services is seeking court authorization to provide oversight and care for the 13 siblings "to the extent that's necessary," von Zabern said. "At this point, we'll be doing a full assessment with medical ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareCriminal Justice
2 days ago
Official report highlights broken windows, rats, cockroaches, damp, dirt and leaking toiletsPrison chiefs have been summoned next week to explain to MPs their “abject failure” over living conditions in Liverpool prison, which have been described by inspectors as the worst they can recall.Their o[...]
Health and CareMental HealthCriminal Justice
2 days ago
Prisons inspector fears ‘further tragedies’ after eight deaths at east Midland jail in two yearsThe chief inspector of prisons has demanded the justice secretary, David Gauke, take immediate action to safeguard lives at Nottingham prison which he describes as “fundamentally unsafe” and “in[...]
Criminal Justice
2 days ago
Retired lecturer Noel Conway, 68, is granted right to challenge high court judgmentA man with motor neurone disease has been granted permission to appeal against a high court ruling that said he could not get doctors to help him end his life.Noel Conway, a 68-year-old retired lecturer from Shrewsbur[...]
Health and CareCriminal Justice
2 days ago
e pointed out that millions of Americans have been imprisoned (or remain there) and have had their children, social services, and work opportunities are taken away “for doing something three of the past four presidents have admitted publicly to doing.”
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCriminal Justice
2 days ago
uccessful police departments are adopting a social service model: police walking children to school, offering after school programs, employing more foot patrols. We have heard there is talk about getting tough on crime, perhaps not unlike the way New York ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationCriminal Justice
2 days ago
Judge says Jaswant Rathore, 60, used high professional standing to commit offencesA GP who sexually assaulted four female patients for his “personal gratification” has been sentenced to 12 years in jail.Jaswant Rathore, who was the primary care lead for the Dudley clinical commissioning group, w[...]
HealthHealth and CareCriminal Justice
2 days ago
o help ease that transition, White Hawk founded the First Nations Repatriation Institute (FNRI), which works to mend family relations, help adoptees reclaim their Native identities and educate courts and social service and mental health care providers ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental HealthCriminal Justice
3 days ago
Probation chief for England and Wales says ministry payments come from windfall savings
Private probation companies responsible for supervising more than 200,000 offenders in England and Wales face total losses of more than £100m, even after a £342m “bailout” by the Ministry of Justice, MPs[...]
Criminal Justice
3 days ago
My daughter, Lindsay Riddoch, who has taken her own life aged 24, was an ardent and articulate advocate for better mental health services. She was a fiercely independent thinker and debater who was intent on exposing injustice, and if she saw something wrong she would try to put it right. She often [...]
EducationHealth and CareMental HealthCriminal Justice
3 days ago
Women say requirement to disclose past convictions criminalises trafficking victimsA group of former prostitutes have taken a ground-breaking legal challenge to the high court, arguing that government policy criminalises victims of abuse and trafficking.The women argue they have been stigmatised by [...]
Charities and VolunteerismCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
3 days ago
Former student sues Stephen Coxen for damages two years after jury found case against him not provenA former university student in Scotland is suing her alleged rapist for £100,000 in damages after he walked free following a high court trial two years ago.Stephen Coxen, 23, from Bury in Lancashire,[...]
EducationCriminal Justice
4 days ago
This Friday, parliament must not pass up the opportunity to give tenants a fighting chance against rogue landlords
This coming Friday, 19 January, a bill is to be debated in parliament that could hugely improve the lives of many people in England. The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill wou[...]
HousingHealth and CareCriminal Justice
4 days ago
If a contractor fails, it’s the public sector that carries the can. We must make profit-seeking firms take more responsibility
Carillion’s cave-in isn’t the first nor will it be the last spectacular failure of a contractor. There are more to come – and soon – in social care, where priva[...]
Health and CareCriminal Justice
4 days ago
tudents at Hope College will receive Holland’s 2017 Youth Social Justice Award for their leadership in organizing the Tuesday, Oct. 31, march and rally held to advocate for those impacted by DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). The award will ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationCriminal Justice
4 days ago
disabled children from the care of their parents, the most senior family court judge in England and Wales has warned. Sir James Munby says parents may “justifiably ...
Council social services bosses must think long and hard before trying to take severely via Live.com News 
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and CareGerontologyDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
5 days ago
Inquest hears Emily Hartley, 21, who had mental health problems, had been sentenced for breaking bail conditionsA 21-year-old woman was found dead in prison while serving a sentence for arson after setting herself on fire, an inquest jury has heard.Emily Hartley died in the grounds of HMP New Hall n[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
5 days ago
Bargains were snatched from the shoppers who needed them in order to make bigger profits from people with fatter wallets. It was the trickle-up effect at work – much like our system nowI once had a stall in the Portobello Road market, when it still had a cheap, rubbishy end where you could find th[...]
HousingPovertyCriminal Justice
5 days ago
When his medical cannabis operation was raided in 2008, Virgil Grant wound up in prison. Now he’s back in business, and determined to make space for people of color in an industry that’s fast being white-washedThey were two sides of California’s cannabis industry, ambitious operators who prepa[...]
Health and CareCriminal Justice
5 days ago
o be effective, those social services and outreach efforts should specifically target youth and young men, Waller said. They could include youth inclusion programs similar to those in place in Glasgow, Scotland, or a combination of outreach, mentoring and ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCriminal Justice
6 days ago
he former Celebrity Big Brother star must also stay away from Stephanie for three years and any communication about their son must be done via social services or the family court.
General Social WorkCriminal Justice
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4 weeks ago
Black and male youths are over-represented at every stage of juvenile justice processing. Despite laws passed decades ago to mitigate these disparities, they persist to this day. That racial bias may be a potential cause of the over-representation of minority youths should be of great concern to soc[...]
 

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43 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[...]
 
44 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[...]
 
48 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[...]
 
409 weeks ago
From Pew Center on the States:For the first time in nearly 40 years, the number of state prisoners in the United States has declined, according to Prison Count 2010," a new survey by the Pew Center on the States. As of January 2010, there were 1,403,091 persons under the jurisdiction of state priso[...]
 
413 weeks ago

From the NYT:
Here and in swaths of many cities, evictions from rental properties are so common that they are part of the texture of life. New research is showing that eviction is a particular burden on low-income black women, often single mothers, who have an easier time renting apartmen[...]