We’re continuing our efforts to raise awareness of the changes to the ROA, but this time we’ve been focusing on prisons. Firstly, we wrote a news piece for the March 2014 edition of Inside Time. A copy of the news piece is below. We’ve also recorded a piece for the Prison Radio Associations’ ‘Outside In’
The Telegraph’s Money section has published a very interesting article about the changes to the ROA and how these do (or don’t) impact on people with motoring offences. We spoke with the journalist as she was developing this piece, although we’re not specifically referenced. This article highlights a number of issues that we’re taking forward
In the last couple of days, we’ve been very busy. We’ve been working hard to raise awareness of the changes to the ROA. Yesterday (10th March) we appeared on BBC Breakfast. We also took part in a number of regional radio discussions, including BBC London, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Leeds, BBC Coventry, BBC West Midlands,
Today, we took part in a discussion on Radio 4’s Money Box about obtaining insurance with unspent convictions. You can listen below or click here.
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The BBC ran a story about figures they’d obtained about how the Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme (known as ‘Sarah’s Law) has worked during the pilot. We contributed to this news piece. You can read the article here.
We were delighted to be asked by NIACRO to visit them in Northern Ireland to speak to their team about the developments (and challenges) in England & Wales regarding criminal records and disclosure. We also took part in the Justice Series at Stormont, where we spoke about the lessons that could be learned from England
Today we took part in a Radio 4 Money Box discussion about changes to motor insurance disclosure, as well as what people need to disclose under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. You can listen to the interview below.
Our Christopher Stacey speaks to BBC Oxford about Government plans to cut the Criminal Legal Aid bill and the importance of having legal representation. You can listen to the interview below.
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We’ve contributed to an article in Prospect Magazine, which used the recent cases of Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce as a way of looking at some of the longer-term effects of a criminal record. You can read the article here. There is also a list of interesting comments at the bottom of the article.
A new study published by the University of Portsmouth looks at the discrimination faced by young offenders from poor backgrounds. We discuss this in an interview on BBC London, which you can listen to below.
We’ve given an interview on BBC Radio Wales to discuss Government plans to have former offenders as mentors. You can listen to the interview below.
We’ve given an interview to BBC West Midlands, talking about the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You can listen to the interview below.
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