Briefing on the final report of the Farmer Review
This briefing outlines the key findings and recommendations of the Farmer Review into the importance of strengthening prisoners’ family ties to prevent reoffending and reduce intergenerational crime. The review was commissioned by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) in 2016 and carried out in partnership with Clinks. Its final report was published in August 2017 and was welcomed by the Secretary of State for Justice, who said, “Families can play a significant role in supporting an offender and I am grateful to Lord Farmer for his dedication and research on this important issue”. The review team is currently working with the MoJ to support them in putting together an action plan based on the recommendations outlined in this briefing.