‘A rehabilitation revolution?’ next steps in skills and resettlement for offenders

This is a Westminster Legal Policy Forum Keynote Seminar.

This seminar will examine offender rehabilitation, both inside and outside the prison gates.
It follows the recent announcement by Government of a proposed ‘rehabilitation revolution’, which is aimed at tackling the ‘revolving door of offending’, and reflects the ongoing Government review of prison education programmes.
Including a contribution from the Ministry of Justice, this seminar will bring together policy makers with interested parties and industry stakeholders to discuss some of the emerging issues concerning prison education, ex-offender employment and wider rehabilitation strategy.
Planned sessions will examine:
• What more can be done inside prison to prepare offenders for life outside;
• What should be the central focus of prison education and how can offender’s learning needs be better identified and accommodated;
• What more can be done to help offenders resettle into the community, with particular reference to accommodation, health and finance;
• Are effective links being established to provide sufficient employment and training opportunities for ex-offenders upon release; and
• What more can be done by local authorities to facilitate rehabilitation strategy.
The draft agenda is copied below my signature, and a regularly updated version is available to view online here. The seminar is organised on the basis of strict impartiality by the Westminster Legal Policy Forum.
We are delighted to be able to include in this seminar a keynote address from: Julie Taylor, Director, Offender Management Policy, Ministry of Justice.
Other confirmed speakers include: Gill Arukpe, Chief Executive, Penrose; Peter Cox, Vice Principal, Offender Learning, The Manchester College and Pat Jones, Director, Prisoners’ Education Trust.
Further senior participants are being approached, but if you or a colleague would like to be considered as a speaker at this seminar, please contact us at speakeroffers@westminsterforumprojects.co.uk and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. If you are offering to speak yourself please don’t fill in the booking form, as this will be taken as an order and you will be charged for a place subject to our T&Cs.
Westminster Legal Policy Forum seminars present an opportunity to engage with key policymakers and other interested parties and are CPD certified. Typically, attendees at our seminars are a senior and informed group numbering around 120, including Members of both Houses of Parliament, senior officials from the Home Office, the Ministry of Justice and other relevant Departments, as well as senior representatives of law firms, local government and all aspects of the criminal justice system, together with academics, charities and campaign groups, organisations and individuals representing the views of victims and offenders, and representatives of the national and trade press.
For more information and booking, please go to http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/forums/index.php?fid=westminster_legal_policy_forum