Fellow: Marie Franklin

The Howard League for Penal Reform

The Howard League for Penal Reform is a national charity (registered charity No. 251926) working for less crime, safer communities and fewer people in prison.

We work with parliament and the media, with criminal justice professionals, students and members of the public, influencing debate and forcing through meaningful change to create safer communities.

We campaign on a wide range of issues. Recent programmes have focused on transforming prisons, reducing child arrests, promoting real work in custody, and ending the criminalisation of children in residential care.

We use our legal work to transform and shape the law for children and young people.

Our specialist legal team identifies the problems and injustice faced by children and young people in the criminal justice system. We work to provide legal solutions for individuals, as well as wider policy changes to prevent the problems reoccurring for other young people.

In 2017 we celebrated 15 years of successful legal work

The Howard League for Penal Reform is entirely independent of government and is funded by voluntary donations and membership subscriptions.

For further information, visit our website.

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