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News Archives: Index

October 7, 2010: Probation Set For Industrial Action

October 5, 2010: Turning Prisoners Into Taxpayers

October 4, 2010: Murder Changes Now In Force

September 20, 2010: Probation Programmes Face Cuts

August 24, 2010: Victorian Poor Law Records Online

August 10, 2010: Justice Job Cuts

July 28, 2010: Prison Violence Growing

July 22, 2010: Police Numbers: Latest Figures

July 22, 2010: New Jurisdiction Rules

July 16, 2010: CCJS On Prison And Probation Spending Under Labour

July 15, 2010: Latest Statistics On Violent And Sexual Crime

July 15, 2010: Latest National Crime Figures

July 15, 2010: New Chief Prisons Inspector

July 14, 2010: Hard Times Ahead For Prisons: Anne Owers

July 14, 2010: Prison Does Not Work: Ken Clarke

July 13, 2010: Criminal Justice Reform: Sentencing and Rehabilitation

July 13, 2010: Criminal Justice Reform Priorities

July 12, 2010: What Price Public Protection, Asks Probation Chief Inspector

July 12, 2010: NOMS has failed, says Napo

July 10, 2010: IPCC To Investigate Death of Raoul Moat

July 9, 2010: Women In Prison: New Report

July 9, 2009: Unjust Deserts: Imprisonment for Public Protection

July 8, 2010: Police Search Powers Change

July 7, 2010: Make 'Legal High' Illegal, Says ACMD

July 2, 2010: Failing Children In Prison

July 2, 2010: Police Buried Under a Blizzard of Guidance: HMIC

July 1, 2010: Freedom To Change The Law?

June 30, 2010: A New Outlook On Penal Reform?

June 30, 2010: Revolving Door Of Offending Must Stop, Says Clarke

June 30, 2010: Ken Clarke: Speech on Criminal Justice Reform

June 29, 2010: No More Police Targets

June 26, 2010: Family Intervention Projects Questioned

June 25, 2010: Cutting Criminal Justice

June 24, 2010: Napo on Sex Offenders Report

June 23, 2010: Closing Courts: The Cuts Begin

June 23, 2010: Strategy To Tackle Gangs

June 15, 2010: Courts and Mentally Disordered Offenders

June 8, 2010: Working With Muslims in Prison

June 1, 2010: Your Chance To Nominate a QC

Domestic Violence: UK

Black Women's Rape Action Project offers counselling, support and advice to Black women and other women of colour, immigrant and refugee women, who have suffered rape, sexual assault or other violence.

The Campaign Against Domestic Violence aims to increase awareness of domestic violence, to improve services for women who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence, and to campaign for legal change.

ChildLine provides a 24 hour telephone helpline for children and young people who need to talk about any problems they may be experiencing, including family issues, neglect and bullying.

The Crown Prosecution Service Domestic Violence page provides information on how the CPS deal with cases involving domestic violence.

Domestic Violence aims to provide resources to help people suffering from domestic violence receive support, advice and guidance. The site is comprehensive in scope.

The Hideout is the first national website to support children and young people living with domestic violence It was created by Women's Aid.

Justice For Women is a feminist organisation that campaigns and supports women who have fought back against or killed violent male partners, It  campaigns for changes in the defences to murder so that they reflect women's experiences of domestic violence.

The Mankind Initiative provides support for male victims of domestic abuse. It can provide referrals to refuges and local authorities where appropriate.

The Men's Advice Line is a confidential helpline for all men experiencing domestic violence by a current or ex-partner. This includes all men - in heterosexual or same-sex relationships

Middlesbrough Domestic Violence Forum acknowledges that domestic violence cannot be prevented by any single agency and requires the coordinated efforts of both protection and support agencies. Its website site is a source of information for all interested parties.

The National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV) provides a free, fast emergency service to survivors of domestic violence.

The National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline enables callers to talk to someone in confidence for support, information or an emergency referral to temporary accommodation.

Newham Asian Women's Project provides advice and support for Asian women and children experiencing domestic violence. They operate from seven sites, a refuge, a second stage hostel and a resource centre.

The Northern Ireland Women’s Aid Domestic Violence Helpline provides support for for women and childrenbased in Northern Ireland.

The NSPCC recognises that children are often at risk of harm in families affected by domestic violence – whether from being abused directly or from what they witnes

Rape Crisis Centres provide a range of specialist services for women and girls that have been raped or experienced another form of sexual violence, as adults or children.

Refuge offers a range of services which gives women and children access to professional support whatever their situation. Their network of safe houses provides emergency accommodation.

Respect is the national association for professionals working with people to end their abusive behaviour.

Scottish Women's Aid is the lead organisation in Scotland working and campaigning for the prevention of, and effective responses to, domestic abuse.

The Wales Domestic Abuse Helpline is the national free support and information service for women, children and men in Wales who are experiencing or who have experienced abuse.

Women's Aid is a national domestic violence charity that helps up to 250,000 women and children every year. They support over 500 domestic and sexual violence services across the country.

Domestic Violence: International

The Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA) supports research, education, and access to violence related resources. They are a superb online resource. MINCAVA are leaders in innovative violence-related education, research and Internet publishing and coordinate internationally renowned projects.

The USA based National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is to organises for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end domestic violence.

The Violence Against Women Online Resources site provides a wealth of information on interventions to stop violence against women. The site is a cooperative project of the Office on Violence Against Women and Minnesota Center Against Violence & Abuse.

The WHO's Multi-country Study on Women's Health and Domestic Violence against Women report is based on interviews with 24 000 women. The report, which can be downloaded, documents the prevalence of intimate partner violence and its association with women's physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health.