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Two Nations

The Centre for Social Justice

Two Nations: The State of Poverty in the UK

The UK is in danger of sliding back into the “Two Nations” of the Victorian era marked by a widening gulf between mainstream society and a depressed and poverty-stricken underclass. Breakd…

Identifying Drug And Alcohol Related Harms

Staffordshire University and Centre for Justice Innovation

Identifying alcohol and drug related harms and appropriate treatment pathways for women

In 2022 and 2023 Staffordshire University and Expert Citizens CIC collaboratively collected data with women with lived experience of drug and alcohol services in the West Midlands through interviews a…

Exploring Women S Experience Of Drug And Alcohol Treatment In The West Midlands

Staffordshire University and Centre for Justice Innovation

Exploring women’s experience of drug and alcohol treatment in the West Midlands

The Centre for Justice Innovation, Staffordshire University and Expert Citizens have received funding from The JABBS Foundation and the Office of the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner to exp…

Advance Annual Report


Advance’s Annual Report: 2023

Advance Charity’s published annual report: 2022 – 23…

Cutting Crime Better Community Sentences

House of Lords Justice and Home Affairs Committee

Cutting crime: better community sentences

Crime can be reduced through rigorous sentences served in the community. With the right investment, intensive community sentences can succeed where short prison sentences fail. As well as reducing off…

Parental Rights

Parental Rights in Prison Project (PRiP)

The aim of the Parental Rights in Prison Project (PRiP) was to support incarcerated parents who wished to sustain their relationship with their children who are in the care of the local authority, car…

Spotlight Dual Contact

Birth Companions

Understanding the needs and experiences of women in contact with the criminal justice and children’s social care systems during pregnancy and early motherhood

In this briefing paper we shine a spotlight on the issues faced by women who have contact with both the criminal justice and children’s social care systems during pregnancy and the first two yea…

Women And The Charity Sector

Pro Bono Economics

Women and the charity sector

There is a profound – and often under-discussed – gender imbalance in the charity sector. While women make up 68% of the charity sector’s employees, they only make up between 56% and…


Centre for Justice Innovation

Implementing Domestic Abuse Protection Notices and Orders

Following the introduction of Domestic Abuse Protection Notices (DAPNs) and Domestic Abuse Protection Orders (DAPOs), this briefing paper outlines the differences between DAPNs/DAPOS and the Domestic …

A Review Of Health And Social Care In Women S Prisons


The National Women’s Prisons Health and Social Care Review

Women in prison have disproportionately higher levels of health and social care needs than their male counterparts in prison and women in the general population. High numbers of women in prison experi…


The Prison Advice and Care Trust (PACT)

Serving a hidden sentence – The financial and emotional impact of a loved-one’s imprisonment

With the prison population at an all time-high, research shows how prisoners’ families and loved-ones are facing their own hidden sentence of financial hardship and emotional strain. Survey resu…

Working Towards The Future What Are The Barriers To Employment For Women Who Have Convictions

Working Chance

Working Towards the Future: What are the barriers to employment for women who have convictions?

When it comes to breaking the glass ceiling, some women are further away than others. Often overlooked are women who have a criminal conviction, who face significant barriers to rebuilding their lives…