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Napo has teamed up with the Probation Journal to bring you a series of webinars based on a recent special issue of the journal guest edited by Professor Lol Burke and Professor Peter Raynor on the topic of: Resettlement and Reintegration: Policy and Practice.

PRESENTER: PROFESSOR PETER RAYNOR

This webinar is presented by Peter Raynor and is based on his article published in the Special Issue of the Probation Journal on Resettlement and Reintegration: Policy and Practice. In the webinar Peter explores the recent history of resettlement provision for people sentenced to short prison sentences in England and Wales, including the legacies of the Transforming Rehabilitation reforms. Based on research evidence he argues that there should be more selective and individualized supports, with less coercion and more choice provided for service users.

Read the article here: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0264550520926580

Peter Raynor is a former probation officer, currently Research Professor in the School of Law at Swansea University and a Visiting Professor at the University of South Wales. He has carried out research mainly on the effectiveness and impact of probation services, including work on programmes, pre-sentence reports, risk and need assessment, prisoner resettlement, the experiences of Black and Asian probationers and the skills used by practitioners in face-to-face work with offenders. His work has led to over 200 publications. He is currently a member of the Correctional Services Accreditation and Advice Panel for England and Wales and the Chief Probation Inspector’s Expert Advisory Group. In the academic world he has served on two Research Assessment Exercise Panels and is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. In 2016 he was presented with the inaugural Research Award of the Confederation of European Probation at its General Assembly in Bucharest, for his research showing how skilled one-to-one supervision can lead to lower reoffending. In 2017 he was a keynote speaker at the World Congress of Probation in Tokyo.

These webinars will be launched each week from 18.02.21 and we will hold a live Q+A on 12.02.21 (1-2 pm).

1 Comment

  1. I am long retired – It is obviously necessary to academically research exactly what happened but it is frustrating to hear about what was functioning well in some cases before the 1991 revolution but was already seriously under resourced.

    I blame my generation of probation officers for not campaigning sufficiently hard – but then we were just struggling to offer a basic service under the ACR arrangements – I am not sure when it exactly stopped being a duty to offer VAC when it was requested – I lack the patience in retirement to listen right now to all of Peter’s exposition but would gladly take part in an online discussion – such as Napo cancelled being possible when the forum was abandoned.

    Sadly a great opportunity was lost for folk to contribute in their own time at their own pace.

    I am neurologically disabled and now 72 but willing to offer reflections – I shall see if I get any response as I fear we are effectively – pissing into the wind and nobody cares or wants to consider the reflections of folk like me – who after thirty years were effectively scudded out of the service and forgotten.

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