Criminal justice and policing

DrugScope briefing for the Offender Rehabilitation Bill: Commons second reading (PDF) (2013)
This briefing focuses on the introduction of extended periods of post-prison supervision for those sentenced to up to two years in custody, and the particular impact of this on those with drug and/or alcohol problems; the extension of the drug testing requirement for those on licence/subject to the new supervision period from Class A to Class A and Class B drugs; and the introduction of a new ‘drug appointment requirement’ for those on licence/subject to the new supervision period.

Government response to ‘Transforming rehabilitation’ and Offender Rehabilitation Bill: Key points (PDF) (2013)
This summary provides an overview of the key points contained in the Government’s response to the ‘Transforming rehabilitation’ consultation and the Offender Rehabilitation Bill, including the proposed mandatory 12-month supervision period for those released from prison sentences of up to two years, and plans for a ‘drug appointment requirement’ for those on licence or under supervision in the community

Safer Future Communities: Police and Crime Commissioners (PDF) (2012)
This DrugScope briefing for the Safer Future Communities initiative aims to provide a short and accessible overview of the PCC reforms and their implications for the drug and alcohol sector.

Using Women (PDF) (2005)
Report on women with substance misuse problems in prisons. This DrugScope report was part of the two year project funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, it contributed to a growing awareness of issues for women prisoners and has influenced policy.

Consultation responses

DrugScope response to Department of Transport consultation on drug driving regulations (2013) (PDF)

DrugScope response to Home Office consultation on police powers of stop and search 2013 (PDF)

DrugScope response to Justice Committee inquiry into crime reduction policies 2013 (PDF)

DrugScope response to Transforming Rehabilitation: A revolution in the way we manage offenders 2013 (PDF)

DrugScope/LDAN’s response to the MOPAC Police and Crime Plan 2013-17 consultation draft 2013 (PDF)

DrugScope response to the Sentencing Council consultation on drug offences (2011) (PDF)

DrugScope response to the Ministry of Justice consultation on Breaking the cycle – Effective punishment, rehabilitation and sentencing of offenders (2010) (PDF)

DrugScope response to the Bradley Review on diversion of offenders with mental health problems and learning difficulties (2009) (PDF)

DrugScope response to Home Office consultation on tackling violence against women and girls (2009) (PDF)

DrugScope response to the consultation on Justice, Security and Community (2007) (PDF)

DrugScope response to independent inquiry into alternatives to custody (2207) (PDF)