Dr Ross Fergusson, Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the Open University, reviews the government's employment policies in relation to young people. Young people do not chose dole, he argues, they are refused employment. They are amongst the earliest, worst and longest-lasting victims of recessions and collapsing labour markets. Current policies are likely to entrench, rather than address this.
Rebecca Roberts, Senior Policy Associate at the Centre, outlines some initial findings presented at a recent anti-poverty forum as part of a Joseph Rowntree Foundation funded evidence review on poverty and institutional care.
Richard Garside examines the thinking behind the launch of the competition for probation contracts in England and Wales.
Richard Garside argues that it is too early to tell whether the economic depression in the UK will result in higher levels of violence. But the early signs on domestic and acquaintance violence don't look good.
On September 18, 2013 the Centre held an Anti-Poverty Forum, to discuss how the risk of poverty for people in institutional care can be reduced.
Participants included experts and organisations representing prisoners, immigration detainees, looked after children, and people with disabilities and mental health problems in institutional settings.
Roger Grimshaw, the Centre's Research Director, reviews a recent report published by the Centre on the housing needs of women leaving London's Holloway Prison.
Richard Garside writes about the Centre's new Justice Matters initiative.
Richard Garside comments on a recent speech by Louise Casey, head of the govenrment's 'Troubled Families' programme.
Richard Garside discusses recent claims that hundreds of criminals are on the run in England and Wales.