Creative Justice blog series

Good Vibrations has worked in prisons and young offender institutions since 2003. We see the destructive effects on people of living within our overstretched, under-resourced criminal justice system. We want to understand how people can be better supported before, during and after their contact with the criminal justice system.  We have commissioned a series of blogs from a range of experts, including those with lived experience and their families. Every Thursday for the next four months, we will bring a different voice with their own unique perspective and ideas. At the end of the series we will publish a report drawing together the themes and recommendations.

Laurence Rugg, Good Vibrations facilitator, on why compassion works better than punishment

No. 3 in our blog series exploring creative approaches to transforming the criminal justice system. Author: Laurence Rugg, Facilitator, Good Vibrations   “Punishment is the last and least effective instrument in the hands of the legislator for the prevention…

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Sara Lee, CEO of Irene Taylor Trust, on the power of the arts

No. 2 in our blog series exploring creative approaches to transforming the criminal justice system. Author: Sara Lee, Artistic Director, Irene Taylor Trust   “The purpose of arts education is not to produce more artists, though that is a…

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Dave Jeal, Chaplain, on what leads people to offend and the value of education in prison

No. 1 in our blog series exploring creative approaches to transforming the criminal justice system. Author: Dave Jeal, Chaplain   Can you tell us about your time working as a prison chaplain? I’ve been a chaplain for over 22…

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