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8th June 2016, Sheffield Hallam University
Transforming Rehabilitation (TR) has now been in operation for well over 12 months. The bifurcation of operational delivery between the National Probation Service (NPS) and a number of Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) has altered the landscape for probation practice. It is time to take stock of the impact upon probation practice and to understand developments which are designed to support the profession of probation as a single occupational culture drawing on probation, rehabilitation and community justice services.
This conference is the first Annual Probation Practitioners Conference delivered by the Probation Institute. The Probation Institute is delighted to be in partnership with NoOffence, Hallam Centre for Community Justice (HCCJ) and Sheffield Hallam University to deliver this event.
The Probation Institute is committed to promulgating and supporting best practice. The conference is designed to be an annual event and aims to bring together practitioners, managers, academics, trainers, and third sector agencies in the probation, rehabilitation and community justice world to explore some of the key practice issues and in particular:
To identify good probation practice developing across the sector;
To share good practice across agency boundaries;
To contribute to the further development of an evidence base for probation practice.
Those most likely to benefit from this event are senior leaders from NOMS, the NPS and CRCs, the Third Sector, practitioners, trainers, academic staff and the wider criminal justice sector. The day will include key inputs allowing those from the various key organisations to describe what is working, and how, and what needs to improve with suggestions as to how such developments might be achieved. We anticipate that key themes will be raised through inputs and the very important discussion opportunities for attendees in workshops, this will include:
Maintaining and enhancing probation as a profession;
Relationship building within and between relevant organisations, building on what is working and what more needs to be done;
Communications within and between relevant organisations, showcasing effective practice;
Encouraging good practice and the sharing of research into practice.
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Our conferences provide us with a useful opportunity to bring people together to debate topical justice matters, share good practice and network.
Our conferences are very different. They provide us with a chance to explore complex issues together, with a group of like-minded people with wide ranging experience. The conferences are conversational, engaging, friendly and open and as our name ‘NoOffence! suggests, they provide everyone, from all walks of life, from every aspect of justice, to come together as equals, to bring your own vital perspective.
We give away about 10% of all conference places to people who have convictions, small organisations with little funding and provide student rates and banded pricing. We also have an ethical procurement policy, which means that we get all our printing done in a prison, we partner with for example, Mediorite, an award winning creative agency and social business, who look after our filming needs. We just buy as much as we can from our own sector. We hope you try to do that too!
We provide opportunities for people in prison or with convictions to take part in our conferences, we arrange ROTL with prisons when possible and we have provided opportunities for people to help us with registration of our guests, running workshops and speaking at our conferences providing work experience and an invaluable perspective to our day.
We evaluate everything that we do and our conferences are no different. We also publish conference evaluations on our website, un-amended! See for yourself what people attending our conferences get from them!
We have partnered with many respected organisations from across the UK to bring you our conference timetable, covering all aspects of justice. It’s easy to partner with us, you provide the venue and feed and water our guests during their day and we do the rest. We generate much needed income from event management, which allows us to do what we do. We coordinate and manage the whole process from attracting high profile speakers, taking bookings using our automated online facility, to running the day itself. Simples! Contact us if you have a burning subject you would like to cover and have a venue in mind, we would be delighted to hear from you but be quick our timetable gets filled up very quickly.
Maybe you have an event you would like us to manage? An AGM or celebration of a special occasion? We can provide you with end-to-end management, bringing our ethical partners into the mix if required, to provide you with just what you need.
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Discounts are offered for students and we provide a limited number of free places for people with convictions at all our conferences.