We would like to thank the following for their help:
We are very grateful to the J Paul Getty Junior Charitable Trust and the Monument Trust for their generous support in developing this resource, and to Concern for Mental Health for generously supporting this second edition.
Finally, we thank colleagues from Rethink Mental Illness and the Prison Reform Trust for their help.
Photography: Andrew Aitchison (Home page and photograph in section 16a) www.prisonimage.orgFilm clips: Postcard Productions www.postcardproductionsuk.com
“It just felt like it wasn’t real, like it was all going on around you. It just went over my head, all the legal terminology... you feel like they’re deciding your life but it doesn’t involve you.” Service user, Revolving Doors Service User Forum
“It was scary because I just see this man and two women sitting on a great big bench and I was in a glass box and there were all these others looking. A man then came over and said he was my solicitor but he was different from the one the night before. I thought to myself, ‘What is going on?” An offender with learning disabilities talking about her experience in court
“This resource will prove very helpful to magistrates’ courts judiciary and staff. It will aid a greater awareness and understanding of mental health and learning disabilities, and how the court can respond effectively to the challenges these matters can present.” John Fassenfelt, chair, Magistrates’ Association (2011 – 2013).
For further information on the Prison Reform Trust:
Phone 020 7251 5070Email firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information on Rethink Mental Illness:
Phone 0300 5000 927Email email@example.com
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