Episode 5: Justice, Disrupted
In this episode Byron speaks to Chris Daw QC: Lawyer, legal commentator and author of ‘Justice on Trial’. Together they discuss radical overhauls needed within the UK justice system to create a fairer society; including a new approach to drug offences and the decriminalisation of children.
Are you satisfied then, you know, if our prison population wasn’t 80,000, but 800,000, would that be enough? When’s it enough? – Chris Daw QC
About Justice, Disrupted podcast
In each episode of ‘Justice, Disrupted’ Byron Vincent speaks to people from varied walks of life; some may have come into direct contact with the justice system, others may have achieved something great in the face of adversity.
Each person shares their ideas of what a socially just society looks like and motivate listeners to get out there and make change happen.
- If you are affected by anything in ‘Justice, Disrupted’, please see below a list of websites you can go to, to seek support and/or guidance:
Childline: A free, confidential helpline that gives practical advice and support to anyone 18 and under with any issue that they are experiencing.
LGBT Youth: Scotland’s national charity for LGBTI young people
National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline: Support services and advice for LGBT+ people experiencing domestic abuse.
NSPCC (grooming): Advice and support if you suspect your child is being groomed online
One Parent Families Scotland: National voluntary organisation offering advice and support for lone parents and their families.
Rape Crisis Scotland: Free, confidential information and support for girls and women who have experienced sexual abuse in their lives. You can find your local centre at the Rape Crisis Scotland website.
Rehab4Addiction: Resources and information about addiction and mental health.
Samaritans: If you are going through a hard time and need to talk to someone anonymously, you can call the Samaritans. Lines are free to call and open 24 hours a day.
SAMH: Work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others.
Scottish Women’s Aid: Information, advice and support to women experiencing domestic abuse. Women’s Aid refuges are all across Scotland. They offer a safe, supportive place for women and their children who are leaving abusive partners.
Scottish Women’s Rights Centre: Free legal advice, representation and advocacy support. They help women in Scotland affected by violence and abuse.
Sex Addicts Anonymous: Finding recovery and freedom from addictive sexual behaviour
Victim Support (Grooming): Advice and support for young people who are being or have been groomed online
Victim Support Scotland: Supports victims of crime, witnesses and their family members, regardless of who they are and their circumstances. Their service is independent, free, non-judgemental and confidential.
Please note that views expressed by the guests on the ‘Justice, Disrupted’ podcast are personal to them and are not endorsed by Community Justice Scotland (CJS); either as a non-departmental public body, nor of the employed staff at CJS. By producing this podcast CJS is not advocating or promoting the views of the guests but creating a space for people to speak their truth and views should therefore not be affiliated with those of CJS.