Since the introduction of the Female Offender’s Strategy in June 2018, there’s been an arising concern of the issues affecting women in the criminal justice system. As we now head towards 2020, discussions have taken a turn on ways to reduce the conditions in prisons and tackle the issue of female offending, via multi-agency partnerships. With the increasing numbers of female offenders in custody, what else can be done to reduce the unnecessary imprisonment of women in the UK?
Join Westminster Briefing this November to review the progress of current Government actions and gain insight into future frameworks to improve the national landscape of women in the criminal justice system.
Key issues to be addressed:
• One year on: Reviewing the current Female Offenders Strategy and looking into the introduction of new policy framework
• Introducing the ‘Blueprint for Women’: a new plan aiming to transform how the Criminal Justice System works with female offenders in London
• Importance of establishing drug and alcohol treatment orders to tackle root causes of crime
• Focusing on directly female offenders to community-based alternatives to custody
• Highlighting issues with data sharing and lack of communication
• Ensuring a Whole System Approach for local agencies, including health, PCC and local authorities
• Reintervention of female offenders into the community from custody; developing a method for rehabilitation centres and community initiatives
About the event:
The morning session will focus on reviewing recent policy developments, including the Female Offenders Strategy, as well next steps.
The afternoon session will provide an opportunity to learn from local authorities, health agencies and justice officials and hear how they are working together to support vulnerable female offenders and reduce reoffending.
There will be plenty of time throughout the day to network with colleagues from across the country.
Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.
Who should attend?
Delegates will be drawn from anyone with an interest in supporting female offenders and reducing women imprisonment and reoffending, including: magistrates; judges; CPS; clinical health specialists; PCCs; local authorities and more.
Our events are CPD certified. This event is equivalent to 3 CPD points.
A certificate is available on request post-event to all attendees.
Please note that all speakers and the agenda are subject to change without notice.
For registration enquiries please contact: Customer.Services@westminster-briefing.com | 0207 593 5657
To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email: email@example.com