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Prison and probation: Should charity have a role in criminal justice?

The Coalition Government’s announcement of plans to contract out probation services to the private and voluntary sectors last week represents another shift in the ‘moving frontier’ between state and voluntary action.  It is likely to fuel debates about the implications of policies … Continue reading

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Unemployed and working for free – history repeating?

The Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition has launched a number of initiatives to encourage job-seeker’s allowance claimants to volunteer. One example is the Work Together initiative, a nationwide programme to encourage all unemployed people to consider volunteering while they are looking for … Continue reading

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Aid in the archives

Historians of voluntary action, as this website makes clear, often find their interest kindled by headlines in the daily news. In the case of humanitarian action, this can happen with alarming regularity, as conflicts and natural disasters all too often … Continue reading

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