The Criminal Justice System is failing people with mental ill health [Inquest response]

Following the damning HMI Probation joint inspection report on mental health across the criminal justice system (October 2021), INQUEST is calling for transformative change. Read their article on the inspection findings and their hopes for the future.

https://www.inquest.org.uk/news-cjs-mental-health

Inspectors identified a myriad of failings and stated that too little progress had been made since the last review in 2009. In particular, they highlighted the poor exchange of information between and within each element of the criminal justice system; the lack of training of staff on mental health issues; and the lack of timely, accessible, and adequate mental health support.

The orginal report can be found here: https://www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmiprobation/inspections/a-joint-thematic-inspection-of-the-criminal-justice-journey-for-individuals-with-mental-health-needs-and-disorders/