Our full list of speakers:
Westminster Insight’s new Reducing Re-offending Conference
- (Chair) Helen Berresford, Director of External Engagement, Nacro
- 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
- Phil Douglas, Director, Youth Justice & Offender Policy Directorate, Ministry of Justice
- 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
- Katie Lomas, National Chair, Napo
- 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
brings to you the latest approaches and strategies to support and rehabilitate offenders and reduce re-offending.
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 break-up of probation service and creation of the Community Rehabilitation Companies have changed the dynamics of relationship working between the key local agencies. A competitive process of tendering meant that the voluntary sector was unable or reluctant to bid for contracts. Therefore, the challenge of delivering strong local strategic partnerships and the timely provision of a good range of specialist services to meet the diverse needs of those under probation supervision remains.
This conference will examine the key challenges of establishing an effective partnership working and how to overcome the barriers and deliver specialist services and interventions.
This brand-new event will bring together the key agencies from across the sector including: police, probation, local authorities, health, prison, housing, voluntary and private sector.