Breaking reoffending cycles in the criminal justice system Mapping causal factors, leverage points and funding flowsBreaking reoffending cycles in the criminal justice system – NPC
Breaking reoffending cycles in the criminal justice system
Mapping causal factors, leverage points and funding flows
The criminal justice system is immensely complex. It encompasses many vast institutions and subsystems—the court system, the prison system, the probation system—and it interconnects with many other issues that the charity and voluntary sector seeks to tackle, such as homelessness and mental health. From our previous research, Beyond Bars 2019, we know that this complexity in the system, as well as policy turbulence and structural issues, can cause uncertainty for funders around how to use their resources effectively.
Our systems map and report
We have therefore created a systems map of the key factors that influence reoffending rates for people in the criminal justice system, with the aim of identifying places that practitioners and funders can intervene to bring about long-term change in the system. We’ve identified 20 ‘leverage points’ where changes would reduce reoffending. Onto this map, we have also layered an analysis of where, within this system, funding to charity sector organisations is going. Progress on reoffending depends on a greater understanding of how the criminal justice system works.
Our systems map and our funding analysis have enabled us to identify some key recommendations for funders and government. You can learn more about these recommendations and what our systems mapping uncovered in our accompanying report here. You can view and learn more about our systems map at the bottom of this page.
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