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Promoting Just Responses to the Causes and Consequences of Crime

The Howard League Scotland is the country's leading independent penal reform organisation. We campaign for the Scottish penal system to be just, progressive and humane and that prison becomes a measure of last resort.

Consultations & Policies

Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility

1. The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child recommends that the age of criminal...

Young People who Offend

Custody is most damaging to young people and HLS believes that Scotland should legislate to stop sending young people under the age of...

Events & Lectures

We are currently working on our programme of events for 2019.