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Key topic areas covered include: Communities, Gangs & County Lines, Safeguarding, and Workforce & Leadership.

In conversation: Tackling Alcohol Addiction and Discovering the Impacts of Alcohol-Related Brain Damage (ARBD) 

In 2020, alcohol-specific deaths in the UK increased by 19.6% compared to the previous year. We heard from Consultant Addiction Psychiatrist Dr Julia Lewis about how authorities can work better to support those who misuse substances.

In conversation: How the Surrey Checkpoint Programme has helped tackle the reoffending cycle

Breaking the offending cycle is one of the biggest challenges the criminal justice system faces. Organisations need to work together to support and engage with offenders and help prevent them from reoffending. We heard from Craig Jones of the Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner’s office about how the Checkpoint Programme has helped reduce reoffending rates.

In Conversation with Dr Lucian Tipi: How can the Public Sector be Better Equipped to Tackle Fraud

It is estimated that fraud and error during the pandemic will end up costing the UK Government between £1.3 and £7.9 billion, due to fraudsters exploiting faults in financial support schemes. We spoke to Dr Lucian Tipi from Sheffield Hallam University about ways that the public sector can strengthen their defences against fraud.

Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls: A Conversation with Chris Green

The pandemic has caused a sharp increase in violence against women and girls (VAWG) in the UK. We interviewed Chris Green OBE, founder of White Ribbon UK about the charity’s latest work and his advice on what organisations can do to engage men in tackling VAWG.

Is Gang Crime a Result of Political and Social Environments?

What do we mean when we talk of 'gangs' and 'gang crime'? Dr Lambros Fatsis of the University of Brighton spoke to us about what these terms mean in political and social contexts.

Preventing Gang Involvement Through Sharing Lived Experience

In this interview Hanif Mohammed, Operations Manager at In2Change, explains how lived experience can be used in education to deter young people away from gangs and criminal activity.

Mental Health First Aid: Equipping Staff With Effective Training

With people spending a third of their time at work MHFA focus on transforming workplace mental health. This allows employees to not only support their mental health and their colleague's wellbeing but enables them to take the skills back home to look after friends and family.

Crime & Covid-19: A Q&A With Chief Inspector Jack Rowlands

Chief Inspector Jack Rowlands, of the Metropolitan Police, shares how Covid-19 has affected crime in London.