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Promoting Just Responses to the Causes and Consequences of Crime

The Howard League for Penal Reform in Scotland is an independent organisation whose members seek improvements to the criminal justice system in Scotland.

News

Statement on presumption against short periods of imprisonment 9th February 2016

The presumption against custodial sentences of three months or less has been in place for almost five years and has failed to have any...

Consultations & Policies

Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2015-16

HLS have raised concerns that the government’s draft budget 2015-16 will increase funding for...

Drug Treatment and Testing Orders

Scotland is right to be proud of its Drug Treatment and Testing Order (DTTO) system and their availability needs to be extended to all...

Events & Lectures

We are currently working on our programme of events for 2014/2015