HRH The Princess Royal presenting Community Programme Awards

Community Awards

These annual awards celebrate best practice in diversionary work and champion work in the community that challenges and changes people for the better – be it with children; women; mental health programmes or restorative justice.

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Books for Prisoners

The Howard League for Penal Reform was presented with a prestigious Charity Award to mark the success of the Books For Prisoners campaign.

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Justice and Penal Reform: Reshaping the penal landscape

The Howard League is hosting an international 3-day conference from 16–18 March 2016 at Keble College Oxford    

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The Howard League for Penal Reform has a strong history of working alongside the academic and research communities.

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The Howard League legal team provide free, independent and confidential advice, assistance and representation on a wide range of issues to young people under 21 in custody.

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