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The Howard League campaigns for meaningful change in the criminal justice system. Everything we do seeks to achieve our aim of less crime, safer communities, fewer people in prison.

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  • Transform prisons

    As well as campaigning for fewer people in prison, we work to transform prisons for those who would remain behind bars.

  • Children and policing

    We campaign to improve policing and reduce the criminalisation of children in England and Wales.

  • Our legal work

    We have the only frontline national legal team specialising in the legal rights and entitlements of children and young people in custody.

  • Women in the penal system

    Learn more about our work on women in the penal system

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The Commission will investigate patterns of crime linked to problem gambling and the societal harms that link crime and problem gambling, before seeking to make recommendations for government, the gambling industry and within the criminal justice system.

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The Commission will investigate patterns of crime linked to problem gambling and the societal harms that link crime and problem gambling, before seeking to make recommendations for government, the gambling industry and within the criminal justice system.

The Commission includes experts from the fields of public health, gambling, law, academia and criminal justice, as well as people who are expert by experience.

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