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We believe that it is time for criminal justice policy and systems to take a different direction.

What We Do

The Howard League Scotland believes that it is time for criminal justice policy and systems to take a different direction, a direction with much more reliance on effective community approaches to reducing crime and dealing with criminality.
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Who We Are

We do not represent individuals nor provide services, nor does we plan to. We are a fully independent body, representing an enormous amount of experience and active engagement — with members (including Committee members) at all stages of careers.
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Our History

The Howard League is named after John Howard, the founder of the penal reform movement. Between 1775 and 1790 John Howard made seven journeys across Europe in search of a humane prison system for English gaols to follow. He conducted these investigations on his own and financed them himself.
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