Achieving a Rehabilitation Revolution

a national policy conference • Tuesday 18th October 2011 • London

This one-day policy conference will explore the coalition government's reforms to the criminal justice system – examining plans for changes to the sentencing framework, how the 'rehabilitation revolution' aims to transform punishment and reduce reoffending, and how decentralising control and applying new models of commissioning will work in practice.

The reforms outlined in the Ministry of Justice's 'Breaking the Cycle' green paper and the new Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill will significantly change how we commission, deliver and target criminal justice services – decentralising control and making widespread use of payment by results to encourage new providers from across the public, private and voluntary sectors, spur innovation, and give front-line staff new freedoms and flexibilities in managing offenders and targeting services to local needs.

This timely event will explore what the 'rehabilitation revolution' means in practice, exploring the implications for those working in the sector, offenders and ex-offenders, and victims and witnesses. It will consider:

  • The coalition government's criminal justice strategy, the thinking behind the 'rehabilitation revolution', and how it will be implemented.
  • How we can deliver more effective rehabilitation and reduce reoffending.
  • How we can make better use of community sentences to punish offenders and improve public safety.
  • The steps to establishing a simpler, more transparent sentencing framework, that is easier for the courts to operate and for victims and the public to understand.
  • What 'making prisons places of hard work and industry' will mean.
  • How payment by results might work in practice.
  • The part new business models – including social enterprises, mutuals and cooperatives – can play in bringing together the experience and expertise of the public, private and voluntary sectors.
  • What more we can do to increase local community involvement in the criminal justice system.

Register your place today to hear first-hand from key policy-makers and experts on these far reaching changes, understand how we can use new models of commissioning and innovative methods to improve performance, reduce reoffending and cut costs, and ensure your organisation is equipped to implement these new approaches locally.

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