Reducing Reoffending Conference

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Reducing Reoffending Conference


Westminster Insights Reducing Reoffending Conference takes place on Wednesday 27th February 2019 in  London 

Expert speakers include:

  • (Chair) Helen Berresford, Director of External Engagement, Nacro
  • Katie Lomas, National Chair, Napo
  • Ian Bickers, Deputy Director, Education, Employment and Accommodation Group, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, New Futures Network
  • Sean Duggan, Chief Executive, Mental Health Network, NHS Confederation
  • Chris Edwards, Chief Executive, Merseyside and Greater Manchester Rehabilitation Company
  • Steve Gillan, General Secretary, Prison Officer’s Association (POA)
  • Matthew Tilt, Governor, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, HM Prison Onley
  • Anita Dockley, Research Director, The Howard League for Penal Reform
  • Mike Trace, Chief Executive, Forward Trust
  • Jason Stewart Head of Reducing Re-Offending, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, HM Prison Onley
  • Matthew Randle, Assistant Director, Catch 22
  • Geeta Subramaniam-Mooney, Head of Public Protection and Safety, Lewisham Council
  • Sam Sanderson, Project Manager, Women in the Criminal Justice System Sussex Police
  • Mignon French, Programme Manager, Community Sentence Treatment Requirements
  • Paul Bullen, Director for Delivery Office of Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner
  • Mick Stamper, Chief Superintendent, Northamptonshire Police
  • Sean Scannell, Strategic Delivery Manager, Northamptonshire Police
  • Simon Allcock, Head of Projects, Riverside

With almost half of all crime committed by people who have already been through the criminal justice system, the cost of reducing re-offending is rising and is now costing the taxpayer around £15 billion per year.

 The Education and Employment Strategy, launched by the Government earlier this year sets out new measures to boost skills of ex-offenders and help them secure employment. A creation of a new body – New Futures Network which will work alongside employers, aims to provide a key role in linking local businesses directly with their local prisons.

Westminster Insight’s new Reducing Re-offending Conference brings you the latest approaches and strategies to support and rehabilitate offenders and reduce re-offending. Digest the keynote from the Director of Youth Justice & Offender Policy Directorate at the Ministry of Justice. Phil Douglas will talk about the Government’s initiative to help offenders get the right skills for employment, as well as delivering more effective and tailored interventions for offenders who are vulnerable.

Conference Highlights:

  • An update on the cross-government approach to reducing re-offending
  • How a prison is leading the way in helping to transform the lives of offenders by getting them into employment
  • Discussion on effective partnership working across all agencies to reduce re-offending
  • The ‘Whole Systems Approach’ (WSA) model to supporting women offenders
  • Successfully diverting offenders from criminal justice into treatment through Community Sentence Treatment Requirements
  • Prevention and early intervention of offending behaviour through the mitigation of the negative impacts of adverse childhood experiences (ACE)
  • The importance of provision of a stable and secure accommodation in reducing re-offending

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