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Welcome to JUSTICE, a podcast brought to you by the charity One Small Thing. New voices and intelligent discussion around criminal justice, with founder and prison philanthropist Edwina Grosvenor.
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JUSTICE with prison philanthropist Edwina Grosvenor One Small Thing

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Welcome to JUSTICE, a podcast brought to you by the charity One Small Thing. New voices and intelligent discussion around criminal justice, with founder and prison philanthropist Edwina Grosvenor.
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    In Conversation with... Charlie Taylor

    In Conversation with... Charlie Taylor

    This week Edwina speaks to Charlie Taylor, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Independent from Government, the role of Chief Inspector of Prisons reports directly to the Secretary of State for Justice on the conditions in prisons and detention centres, and the treatment of those inside them. 
     
    In this episode Charlie explains more about what his role entails, and why independence from Government is so important. He also reflects on the challenges and issues raised in his recently published annual report such as long lock up times, issues with staff recruitment and retention, and concerns for the wellbeing of women in prison.
     
    You can read Charlie’s latest Annual Report here: www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmiprisons/inspections/annual-report-2021-22/
     
    You can find out more about the work of HM Inspectorate of Prisons here: www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmiprisons/
     
    Follow HM Inspectorate of Prisons on Twitter @HMIPrisonsnews
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    • 47 min
    In Conversation with... Birth Companions

    In Conversation with... Birth Companions

    Please note this episode contains discussion of traumatic births and infant mortality that some listeners may find upsetting.
    In this week’s episode, Edwina speaks to Naomi Delap, Director of Birth Companions, and Sam who is part of their Lived Experience Team. Birth Companions is a women’s charity dedicated to tackling inequalities and disadvantage during pregnancy, birth and early motherhood. Founded in 1996 to support pregnant women and new mothers in Holloway Prison, they’ve become experts in meeting the needs of women living in the most challenging situations in prison and in the community.
     
    In this episode Sam and Naomi shed light on the experience of pregnancy and birth in the criminal justice system, and what needs to change to improve the lives of women and babies who experience inequality and disadvantage.
     
    You can find out more about Birth Companions here: www.birthcompanions.org.uk
    Follow them on Twitter @BrthCompanions
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    Twitter - @OSTCharity
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    • 38 min
    In Conversation with... Sofia Buncy

    In Conversation with... Sofia Buncy

    In this week’s episode, Edwina speaks to Sofia Buncy MBE, the pioneering Founder and Director of the multi-award-winning Muslim Women in Prison Project. Established in 2013 to document and research the experiences of Muslim women in criminal justice system, the project delivers a community-based culturally appropriate service for Muslim women returning to communities.
     
    In this episode, Sofia sheds light on the challenges these women face, and shares how her ground-breaking project is giving voice to the experiences of Muslim women in the criminal justice system.
     
    Follow Sofia and the work of the Muslim Women in Prison Project on Twitter @MWIPproject

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    • 41 min
    In Conversation with... Sarah Beresford

    In Conversation with... Sarah Beresford

    In this week’s episode, Edwina speaks to Sarah Beresford, Prison Reform Trust Associate and Churchill Fellow. Sarah is also the author of ‘What about me?’, a report which explores how children’s lives are impacted when their mothers are involved in the criminal justice system.
     
    In this episode Sarah describes how children are so often invisible to decisionmakers, and explains how her recently developed Child Impact Assessment can equip adults and services to listen more closely to the needs of those with mothers in the criminal justice system.
     
    You can read more about why Sarah feels Child Impact Assessments are so important in this blog, and there is further information about Sarah’s project here.
     
    Follow the Prison Reform Trust on Twitter @PRTuk and the Churchill Fellowship @ChurchillFship.
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    • 29 min
    In Conversation with... Professor Taj Nathan

    In Conversation with... Professor Taj Nathan

    In this week’s Justice episode, Edwina speaks to Professor Taj Nathan, a consultant forensic psychiatrist for the NHS. He holds honorary academic posts at the University of Liverpool, University of Chester and Liverpool John Moores University, and provides independent expert opinion to courts in England and Wales.
     
    Taj is also the author of Dangerous Minds: A Forensic Psychiatrist's Quest to Understand Violence. Taking us from secure hospital wards to high-security prisons to courtrooms, Dangerous Minds offers compelling and deeply compassionate accounts of ten people whose lives have been shaped by violence, and asks its readers to re-evaluate all that they think they know about the people society deems most dangerous.
     
    In this episode, Taj discusses the origins of his book, and sheds light on the complexity of working in the field of forensic psychiatry.
     
     
    To learn more about the work of Professor Taj Nathan:
    www1.chester.ac.uk/departments/chester-medical-school/staff/taj-nathan
    To learn more about Dangerous Minds:
    www.curtisbrown.co.uk/client/taj-nathan
    Follow Dr Taj Nathan on Twitter: @tajnathan
    Read more about the One Small Thing charity here.
    Twitter - @OSTCharity
    This podcast is created and produced by The London Podcast Company. 

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    • 49 min
    In Conversation with... Hannah Shead

    In Conversation with... Hannah Shead

    In this episode Edwina speaks to Hannah Shead, the CEO of Trevi. Operating since 1993, Trevi is an award-winning women’s charity in Devon. Their mission is to provide safe and nurturing spaces where women in recovery can heal, grow and thrive.
     
    Set up to support women experiencing alcohol and drug misuse issues and their children, Trevi runs the only UK residential rehabilitation centre exclusively for mothers and their children. In the 27 years they have been operating, they have helped transform the lives of thousands of women and their children.
     
    Hannah discusses Trevi’s beginnings, and shares how the charity has continued to develop to meet the needs of women in their community.
     
    To learn more about the work of Trevi:
    www.trevi.org.uk
    Follow on Twitter: @TreviWomen
    Read more about the One Small Thing charity here.
    Twitter - @OSTCharity
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

Specs26 ,

Recommend

I am always recommending this podcast to people. Such a broad reach of people and always learn something.

Rs 0955 ,

An absorbing series of conversations

I have found this series of chats both informative and enlightening .
The contributors reflections and
memories really illustrate the way the CJS undoes opportunity for so many

Jaydgr ,

Fantastic

Edwina is a brilliant interviewer. The conversations are insightful, personal and eye-opening.

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