Tuesday, 30 March 2021
The Northern Irish government has just completed their initial consultation on changing spending periods for criminal offences, spurred by a judicial review brought by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC). While that is outside of Unlock’s normal catchment area, we have been following the case closely and working with our colleagues at NIACRO to
Wednesday, 02 December 2020
Unlock have today published our full response to the government’s recent white paper proposing amendments to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. Read our full response here After many years of campaigning for real reforms, the MoJ white paper is a frustrating read both for Unlock and for anyone who is concerned about criminal records. The
Friday, 02 October 2020
On the 16th September the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) published it’s much anticipated white paper “A Smarter Approach To Sentencing”. It is a mixed bag, offering ‘tough on crime’ sentencing measures along with some more positive reforms to criminal record disclosure periods. The MoJ says that they want to improve employment prospects for people with convictions, and so reduce reoffending, which sounds great.