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Banning the Box: Can Ex-Offenders Break Into the Job Market?

Ticking just one box on a job application could have serious consequences, according to a lecture given during Kingston University’s Race & Ethnicity Matter Week. 415 more words

Law and Advocacy Centre for Women

LACW provides pro-bono legal and social support services to women who are not otherwise eligible for legal aid. These women most often find themselves in the justice system as a result of violent domestic circumstances and severe disadvantage. Find out more.

Health & Wellbeing

When Ms Teresa Njoroge walked out of the green steel gates of the Lang’ata Women’s Prison in February 2012 after completing a year behind bars for conspiring to defraud a bank she was working for, she could not wait to get back to her high flying banking career. 1,268 more words

Society

Prison as Trauma

Most people never get to go to an event about prison.  I went to two in one week.

The first was a phone-a-thon to ex cons… 681 more words

Mandatory Minimum Drug Sentences

3AW 693 News Talk: Mornings with Neil Mitchell

In case you missed it, on 1st September I was interviewed in studio by Neil Mitchell on his morning 3AW Melbourne radio program. As the guest for the ‘complex issues’ weekly debate we talked about my Churchill Fellowship research focusing on the role of reformed offenders in reducing re-offending; my professional and lived experience that led me to pursue the research; and the need for prison to ‘do no more harm’ to people who will be released back into the community. 53 more words

Claire Seppings

The Government has announced its plans for supported housing - some positives, many worries

For the better part of a year I have been blogging on a regular basis about the threat to specialist supported housing services posed by the government’s announcement to cap rents to the maximum paid through the Local Housing Allowance (LHA). 681 more words