Mental Health and Probation: Moving Towards Reform

Special Edition of the European Journal of Probation

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Dr Coral Sirdifield (CaHRU, University of Lincoln) and Professor Charlie Brooker (Royal Holloway, University of London) have edited a special edition of the European Journal of Probation, which was published in December 2022.

The special edition was titled ‘mental health and probation: moving towards reform and can be accessed at:

Alongside an editorial from Professor Brooker and Dr Sirdifield, it shares international descriptions of and learning from innovative probation practice for supporting people with mental illness on probation. Furthermore, it includes two papers describing the policy context within which work in this field is developing and key priorities for future practice development.

The following articles are included:

We hope that the collection will be of interest to policy makers and criminal justice practitioners wishing to develop and refine processes for identifying and supporting people on probation with mental illness, and to those wishing to commission and evaluate innovative practice developments in this field.

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