Howard League for Penal Reform

We are the only frontline national legal team specialising in the legal rights and entitlements of children and young people in custody. Continue Reading 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 work on a range of issues to influence policy and practice within the penal landscape. Recent programmes have focused on supporting lawyers in the criminal justice system to be antiracist, reducing child arrests, ending the criminalisation of children in residential care and promoting principles of justice and fairness in prison.

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.

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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