The Howard League for Penal Reform

The Howard League for Penal Reform

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The Howard League for Penal Reform

The Howard League for Penal Reform is the oldest and most influential penal reform charity in the world. The Howard League for Penal Reform is independent of government and is funded by voluntary donations.
The Howard League for Penal Reform:
• works for a safe society where fewer people are victims of crime.
• believes that offenders must make amends for what they have done and change their lives.
• believes that community sentences make a person take responsibility and live a law-abiding life in the community.

The Howard League for Penal Reform achieves principled and radical change through:
• Inquiry, investigation and monitoring
• Exchange of ideas and provision of education
• Legal intervention on behalf of young people
• Demonstration projects inside prisons
• Parliamentary and government relations
• Multi-media, publications and campaigns
• Links with international bodies, voluntary and statutory agencies
• Holding the Government to account for the way people are treated in the penal and prison systems

Founded 1866

  • Community Programmes Awards

    This is the Howard League for Penal Reform award for the country's most successful communi... More