25 July 2018
The latest Policy Update from the Society looks back on the All-Party Parliamentary Group in Psychology panel discussion on mental health in the criminal justice system.
Held at Westminster on Wednesday 18 July, the discussion focused on managing youth-to-adult transitions in the criminal justice system. It explored the idea that young adults should receive a distinct and flexible approach at every stage of the criminal justice process if we are to reduce reoffending and improve social outcomes for them and their families.
Speakers looked at prevention and early intervention strategies for children and young people, psychological wellbeing in prisons and what interventions can be effective, and the impact of working in the criminal justice system on civilian staff and how psychological approaches can help tackle this.
The event brought together experts and parliamentarians who are interested in improving mental health for people in the criminal justice system.
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