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Next steps for the reformed probation service - key issues for the new system, rehabilitation and reoffending, collaboration with partners, and workforce priorities

Morning, Tuesday, 5th July 2022


This conference focuses on priorities and next steps for the probation system, and the Probation Service in the context of service unification and the Root and Branch Review of the Parole System conducted by the MoJ.


Stakeholders and policymakers will examine the progress of integrating Community Rehabilitation Companies and the transition to the Service’s Target Operating Model.


We also expect discussion on key themes in the Root and Branch Review, including oversight of prisoner release, public safety, transparency, and the role of victims in the decision-making process.


Overall, areas for discussion include:

  • priorities for the new system - transition to the new operating model ◦ integration of CRCs and PS ◦ assessing the Dynamic Framework ◦ impact of the pandemic on the transition 
  • rehabilitation and reoffending - multi-agency working ◦ improving data exchange ◦ support for reintegration and employment ◦ implementing reoffending plans
  • the workforce - recruitment and retention ◦ support for effective integration of former CRC staff into the PS ◦ training and CPD

We are pleased to be able to include keynote sessions with Jim Barton, Executive Director, Probation Reform Programme, Ministry of Justice; Justin Russell, HM Chief Inspector of Probation; and Richard Oldfield, author of a review for the MoJ of the dynamic framework of the NPS, June 2021.


The conference will be an opportunity for stakeholders to consider the issues alongside key policy officials who are due to attend from the Probation Service; HMPPS; MOJ; Home Office; and DoJ, NI.



Keynote Speakers

Richard Oldfield

author of a review for the MoJ of the dynamic framework of the NPS, June 2021

Jim Barton

Executive Director, Probation Reform Programme, Ministry of Justice

Keynote Speakers

Justin Russell

HM Chief Inspector of Probation

Jim Barton

Executive Director, Probation Reform Programme, Ministry of Justice

Richard Oldfield

author of a review for the MoJ of the dynamic framework of the NPS, June 2021

Speakers

Mary-Anne McFarlane

Acting Chair, Probation Institute

Simon Creighton

First Tier Tribunal Judge and Consultant, Bhatt Murphy

Philip Bowen

Director, Centre for Justice Innovation

Steve Freer

CEO and Founder, TempusNovo

Val Wawrosz

Managing Director and Founder, TempusNovo

Andy Keen-Downs

Chief Executive, Prison Advice and Care Trust

Mark Johnson

Founder, User Voice

Alex Osler

Head of Operations, Probation Service East of England

Lauren Crowley

National Officer for Ministry of Justice, FDA

Tania Bassett

National Official, Press, Parliament & Campaigns, NAPO