Neurodiversity in criminal justice system - more effective support needed, say inspectorates

The government has been urged to develop more coordinated and effective support for people with neurodivergent conditions – including autism, traumatic brain injury and learning difficulties and disabilities – in the criminal justice system.

The report by three criminal justice inspectorates says better assessment, treatment and support could “help break the cycle affecting too many: of crime, arrest, court, prison, probation and reoffending.”

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Neurodiversity in the criminal justice system: A review of evidence