Alternatives to custody: national workshops

Friday, 16 October, 2015

These workshops, held on 10 June and 23 September, aimed to explore why the UK's substantial use of alternatives to custody in recent years has had no effect on prisoner numbers. We wanted to identify examples of good practice, as well as problematic areas, in the use of alternatives, as part of a wider European project aiming to reduce our reliance on prison.

At this event, we considered restorative justice and the risks and challenges presented by the current criminal justice and probation climate.