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2017 Agenda

Criminal Justice Management Conference:

September 19, 2017
  • 09:00
    Chair’s Opening Remarks
    The Lord Ramsbotham GCB, CBE, Co-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Penal Affairs and All-Party Parliamentary Group for Learning & Skills in the Criminal Justice System (Confirmed)
  • 09:05
    Opening Keynote: Putting Policy into Practice: Reviewing Outcomes and Deliverables of the “Prison Safety and Reform” White Paper
    Justin Russell, Director General for Offender Reform and Commissioning Group, Ministry of Justice (Confirmed)
    • Investing £1.3bn in new prisons - creating calm and ordered environments for effective rehabilitation
    • Empowering Governors to make decisions in their prisons and improving scrutiny arrangements to better hold them to account for outcomes
    • Tackling Drugs, Drones and Phones to improve security across the prison estate
    • Hiring more staff and providing the capacity for them to give more time to directly supervise offenders, through one-to-one support from a key worker
  • 09:25
    Morning Keynote: Reforming Youth Justice to Keep Young People Out of Custody
    Charlie Taylor, Chair, Youth Justice Board (Confirmed)
    • Exploring the Taylor Review on Youth Justice putting education at the heart of youth custody to tackle reoffending upon release, through the establishment of ‘secure schools’
    • Delivering a range of measures that have considerable potential to reduce the number of children and young people in the youth justice system and the secure estate
    • Continuing to support local approaches to keep young people out of custody
    • Providing the skills and training necessary for resettlement after custody
    • Enhancing education programmes within the secure estate
  • 09:40
    Joining Up Data as a Service Across Public Sector Organisations
    Mark Goossens, Client Director, Home Office & Police, IBM
    • Discussing the approach to the solution and how different parties can safely & politically share data to improve outcomes
    • Looking into the concept of the service and its benefits in a London Borough
    • Envisioning other potential use cases for the service and how it will develop over time
  • 09:55
    Modernising Prison Cultures to Deliver a User- Centric Service
    Lisa Barrett, Director, Data Driven Department and Culture Change, Ministry of Justice (Confirmed)
    • Disseminating current prison and probation operating models and breaking down the fundamental behavioural components of the end user
    • Shifting from traditional top-down and classical data behavioural analysis to thinking about user-centric design and the human considerations of prison populations
    • Expanding on the swift in culture in modern prisons such as HMP Berwyn and identifying environmental factors that could impact prisoner behaviour
  • 10:10
    Panel Discussion: Responding to Rising Threats – De-radicalising and Rehabilitating Extremists
    Nazir Afzal, Former Chief Executive, Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, and Former Chief Crown Prosecutor for North West England (Confirmed)
    Colin Parry OBE, Founder, The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation (Confirmed)
    Hanif Qadir, Founder, Active Change Foundation (Confirmed)
    • Developing strategies for individuals who have already been convicted of terrorism, or terrorism related offences, to disengage and reintegrate safely back into society
    • Enforcing prisons with the duty to be monitored and enforced internally
    • Conducting regular assessments of the levels and risks of extremism and radicalisation internally through regional counter-terrorism co-ordinators
    • Providing more intensive support and mentoring to battle radicalisation
    • Segregating extremists in a remote unit  to separate them from influencing other prisoners
  • 10:30
    Refreshments, Networking and Exhibition
  • 11:10
    Court and Tribunal Reform: How Will the Criminal Justice System be Changed?
    Susan Acland Hood, Chief Executive, HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) (Confirmed)
    • Making the justice system more efficient and effective for modern users, with a £700 million investment
    • Driving forwards the digitisation of the courts process; management of digital evidence
    • Reviewing the impact of fully virtual court hearings, increased efficiency not just for the courts, but all criminal justice partners (probation, prisons and the police)
    • Enabling automatic online convictions and simplifying the process of case management for routine and least serious cases
    • Witness and victim protection: Using “live link” to protect the most vulnerable in society
  • 11:25
    Embedding a Practical, Useful Video Solution to Make Criminal Justice Services more Accessible to Users
    Katy Bourne, Police & Crime Commissioner, Sussex Police (Confirmed)
    • An overview of the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner’s project to deliver a video solution across London and the South East
    • Highlighting the benefits of delivering the solution in a united, partnership approach from the perspective of a LCJB chair
    • Accurate academic evaluation and analysis of the benefits
  • 11:40
    The Future of Integrated Justice: Delivering Justice at Speed, a Private Sector Perspective 
    Allan Fairley, Managing Director, Health & Public Services, Accenture
    • How can private sector organisations support justice services' the transformation journey with digital tools?
    • Sharing the learning from Accenture's experiences as a global digital company in partnering with police and justice agencies globally
    • Exploring successful collaborations with the West Midlands, Metropolitan and New south wales police services, Spain and Finland justice agencies
  • 11:55
    Panel Discussion: Preparing for Life after Prison – Reducing Reoffending through Education and Collaboration
    Dame Sally Coates DBE, Author of 'The Coates Review' and National Director, United Learning (Confirmed)
    Nina Champion, Head of Policy, Prisoners’ Education Trust (Confirmed)
    LJ Flanders, Former Inmate of HMP Pentonville and Author, ‘The Cell Workout’ (Confirmed)
    • Reducing the number of prisoners reconvicted within a year of release; cutting the estimated £15bn costs of reoffending each year
    • Putting education at the heart of prisons to unlock potential and reduce reoffending
    • Meeting the 2020 target for all prisoners to be taught Maths and English to help find work after release
    • Prisons working collaboratively with Employment, Education, Training and Skills providers
    • Making greater and better use digital technology to help with ICT and digital skills
    • Empowering Governors with full budget control and freedom to ensure prisoners receive the very best personalised education and health services
    • Accountability and responsibility: Introducing league tables and performance standards
  • 12:15
    Providing Housing Solutions to Enable Mothers Secure Custody of their Children Post Release
    Ashley Horsey, Chief Executive, Commonweal Housing (Confirmed)
    • Evaluating the findings of Re-Unite Project, a 10 year programme aimed at supporting women to secure a house once they are released and enable them to get custody of their children
    • Identifying potential clients at an early stage and providing advice on housing and the reunification process
    • Providing access to housing for women leaving prison, tailored to their needs
    • Working closely with the family to facilitate the successful reunion of the mother and children and development of the family
  • 12:30
    Seminar 1
  • 13:30
    Lunch, Networking and Exhibition
  • 14:30
    Seminar 2
  • 15:30
    Refreshments, Networking and Exhibition
  • 16:00
    Afternoon Keynote: Can Probation Services Deliver What We All Want and Expect?
    Dame Glenys Stacey DBE, HM Chief Inspector Probation, HM Inspectorate of Probation (HMIP) (Confirmed)
    • Changing expectations, and the tension between contract requirements and measures and the more enduring expectations of probation services
    • Measuring and overseeing what is delivered: How is that to be done?
    • Underlying standards: What is the position and the direction of travel?
    • Examining the role we can play in ensuring good quality probation services: What to expect from independent inspection?
  • 16:15
    Guernsey Prison Security Upgrade: Installing a Newly Developed Sky Fence System to Stop Drones Entering the Prison
    David Matthews, Prison Governor, Guernsey Prison (Confirmed)
    • Enhancing prison security by Investing £1.7m on a project that includes new cameras, lighting system and alarms
    • Building an invisible barrier to block drones from delivering contraband to prisoners. Sky Fence breaks the control and video link between the drone and its operator. The radiation pattern is directed up into the air, starting from the height of the prison fence and extends up to 500m. Creating a shield around the prison that will prevent drones smuggling in contraband such as drugs and mobile phones
    • The presentation will also explore the emerging threat that people carrying drones represent to Prisons
  • 16:30
    A Case Study of HMP Thameside: Reducing Re-offending by Building Modern and Innovative Cells
    Craig Thomson, Director, HMP Thameside (Confirmed)
    • Modernising prison estates to host innovative educational programmes, accredited course work, and health
    • Equipping cells with a computer, on which prisoners can manage their programme, visits, canteen, applications
    • Installing monitored in-cell telephones to allow prisoners to maintain family contact, supporting rehabilitation and prisoner safety
    • Removing permanent ligature points from cells and installing better fire detection systems
  • 16:45
    Delivering the NHS England ‘Care not Custody, Care in Custody, Care after Custody’ Strategy
    Christine Kelly, Assistant Head of Health and Justice Commissioning, NHS England (Confirmed)
    • Developing a truly joined-up, cross-agency, cross-system approach to planning, commissioning and providing services
    • Delivering person-centred care that provides the right treatment and support to realise significant improvements in health outcomes
    • Ensuring continuation of care throughout an individual’s journey through the criminal justice system
    • Implementing a radical upgrade in early intervention; diverting people into care, not custody
    • Supporting rehabilitation and the move to a pathway of recovery to reduce reoffending rates
  • 17:00
    Chair’s Closing Remarks
    The Lord Ramsbotham GCB, CBE, Co-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Penal Affairs and All-Party Parliamentary Group for Learning & Skills in the Criminal Justice System (Confirmed)

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