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Less crime

We explore the evidence and find solutions that prevent people becoming victims of crime.

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Safer communities

We promote common-sense approaches that guide people away from trouble and make towns and cities safer places to live.

Our journey →

Fewer people in prison

We campaign for better justice that helps people to unlock their potential and move forward to a brighter future.

Our approach →
84,180 people in prison

There are 84,180 people in prisons and young offender institutions in England and Wales. Sensible steps to reduce this number would make communities safer, by easing pressure on the system and enabling more people in trouble to get the support they need to move on from crime.

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Find out more about our work

  • Briefings and submissions

    We are often consulted when policy-makers need expert advice. Read our briefings and submissions.

  • Commission on Crime and Gambling Related Harms

    The Commission is investigating the links between gambling harms and crime.

  • Community Awards

    The Howard League presents awards to successful community projects that help turn lives around and reduce crime.

  • Work with us

    Find out about vacancies in our staff team and how you can apply.

  • Legal advice

    Our lawyers provide expert legal advice to anyone in prison aged 21 and under.

  • Children and policing

    The Howard League has been working with police forces in England and Wales to keep as many boys and girls as possible out of the criminal justice system.