How your membership helps
Your membership, quite simply, enables us to exist. The Howard League for Penal Reform is an independent charity and so relies upon the support of its members and donors to continue its work towards less crime, safer communities and fewer people in prison. We need our members to achieve real change and give added authority to our campaigns for a less costly and more effective criminal justice system.
Thank you for your support.
Howard League in the news
We have had some great press coverage recently - see below for a selection of stories.
For a full list of press coverage see Howard League in the Media
The Penal Landscape
The Penal Landscape is a new guide to criminal justice published by the Howard League for Penal Reform.
Ten academic papers have been brought together in one collection to map out what is happening with the criminal justice system in England and Wales. All the papers have been written by prominent academics and cover a wide range of issues from prisons and privatisation, mental disorder and imprisonment to the presence of children and young people within the criminal justice system.
The guide shows what is happening within the criminal justice system, as well as highlighting challenges that confront us and gaps in understanding to suggest what may need to be done to move towards a reduced role for the penal system, while still maintaining safe communities and public confidence.
If you would like to buy a copy of The Penal Landscape please visit routledge.com. Howard League members and supporters can get 20% off by entering discount code ERJ67.
Resettlement law training
The U R Boss project has developed a one-day training seminar to complement our guide to resettlement law. The training helps bring the guide to life and both are designed to help improve the support available for young people on release from custody.
See our events page for more details and how to book.
New student online journal
Howard League student members have launched an online journal where their essays on penal reform can be published. For interest or inspiration, click here.
Members can fundraise for the Howard League by running, swimming, cycling and more - every penny you raise will help support our vital work for less crime, safer communities and fewer people in prison.
Help support our work by holding a 'Howard Tea' for friends, family or colleagues.
Read some of the reasons other members have joined.