The conference will discuss the future of the criminal justice system and the role of community sentences and the courts. It will also hear about the Howard League for Penal Reform’s Community Sentences Cut Crime campaign, which encourages public and government support for successful community sentences.
The conference will also include the Community Programmes Awards 2012, recognising the country’s most successful programmes. Sally Bercow, political activist, media personality and writer will present the Adult, Women, Unpaid Work and Education, Training & Employment Awards. Young judges from the Howard League for Penal Reform’s U R Boss Project will present the Children & Young People’s Award.
Ged Bates, Offender Management Lead, Probation Chiefs Association, and Director of Operations, Staffordshire and West Midlands Probation
Sally Bercow, political activist, media personality and writer
Tom Brake MP, Co-Chair, Liberal Democrat Backbench Committee on Home Affairs, Justice and Equalities
Frances Crook OBE, Chief Executive, the Howard League for Penal Reform
John Fassenfelt, Chairman,Magistrates’ Association
Aubrey Fox, Director of Strategic Planning, Centre for Court Innovation
Ben Gummer MP, Justice Select Committee
Helen Judge, Director of Sentencing and Rehabilitation, Ministry of Justice
Professor David Wilson, Birmingham City University and Vice-chair, the Howard League for Penal Reform
Young judges from the Howard League for Penal Reform’s U R Boss Project
Held at the Kings Fund’s delightful Grade II listed Georgian townhouse, the conference will start with coffee and registration at 9.30am. All delegates will receive a comprehensive conference pack. There will be plenary sessions with time for questions and debate. An exhibition of shortlisted awards programmes will be open for viewing throughout the event. Enjoy a wonderful buffet lunch with ample time for networking and exchange of ideas.
Who should attend?
Practitioners and policymakers at all levels, including probation, youth offending teams, NOMS, prison service, children and family services, magistrates and members of the judiciary, police service, politicians and councillors, academics, researchers, voluntary and community organisations.
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