Community Based Interventions for Women in the Criminal Justice System – Improving Outcomes conference

Community Based Interventions for Women in the Criminal Justice System – Improving Outcomes
A conference organised by UCLan Criminal Justice Partnership and Lancashire Women’s Centres

Friday, 14 October 2016 from 9:45 to 15:00 (BST)
Westleigh Conference Centre, Lea Road, PR4 0RB Preston
Free event

Focussing on the use of community based interventions for women in the criminal justice system which will provide an opportunity:

  • To learn from key policy makers about current priorities for services for women.
  • To engage with academics, key agencies, partners and service users in discussions on future directions.
  • To hear about Lancashire Women’s Centres practice and the findings from UCLan’s evaluation of Lancashire Women’s Centres’ interventions for women.

Presentations from academics, partners, service providers and service users will include:

  • Welcome from Rachel Dyer, Project Lead UCLan Criminal Justice Partnership and overview of Lancashire Women’s Centres’ programmes from Sarah Swindley, Lancashire Women’s Centres CEO.
  • Keynote from Jenny Earle, Director of Reducing Women’s Imprisonment at the Prison Reform Trust.
  • Findings from an evaluation of Lancashire Women’s Centres’ ‘Vision’, ‘Avert’ and ‘Achieve’ interventions (Helen Codd, Professor of Law and Social Justice, Dr. Joanne Doherty and Dr. Paul Doherty, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching).
  • Findings from an evaluation of Lancashire Women’s Centres’ early intervention ‘Avert’ programme (Stuart Kirby, Professor in Policing and Criminal Justice and Beccy Steele, Families and Community Project Manager at Lancashire Women’s Centres).
  • Paula Harriott, Head of Involvement, Revolving Doors.
  • Lancashire Women’s Centres’ service users.
  • Female Offenders and Desistance (Una Barr, PhD Researcher, UCLan).

Tickets will be limited to 2 applications per organisation.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Register and/or contact the organiser here.


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