Offender Management Conference 2020: 5 Reasons Why You Should Attend

Still unsure about registering your place onto this year's virtual Offender Management Conference 2020? We take a look at why this year's Online Conference on the 22nd September is not to be missed.


1. Prepare for the re-nationalisation of probation services alongside sector experts

In June 2020 it was announced that the Transforming Rehabilitation programme will come to an end, with CRC contracts scrapped and offender management returning to the NPS in June 2021.

In light of this, at this year's Conference you will have an exclusive opportunity to learn more about the proposed future model for probation services, and what it will mean for key criminal justice agencies, through insightful sessions led by Justin Russell, HM Chief Inspector Probation, Anne Fox, Clinks and Katie Lomas, NAPO.

You can view the full agenda here.

2. Review the latest prison inspection findings and outcomes

Join Rebecca Stanbury, HM Inspectorate of Prisons as she shares the findings of recent Short Scrutiny Visits (SSVs) and Scrutiny Visits (SVs), which have been in place since the restricted prison regime was introduced, whilst also exploring the HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales Annual Report 2019-20, with a specific focus on outcomes for prisoners in rehabilitation and release planning.

Learn more about Rebecca and her experience at HM Inspectorate of Prisons here.

3. Explore innovative, integrated approaches that deliver effective offender management 

Alongside key sector insights, you will also have the opportunity to engage with best-practice case studies, focusing primarily on the implementation of 'through the gate' services to better tackle drug misuse, addressing the needs of older offenders and/or those with complex needs to reduce re-offending, and championing the multi-agency approach through the IOM Scheme.

Check-out the best-practice sessions here.

4. Find solutions for improving service provision that you can implement within your own organisation

Join MTC Group and Catch-22 and find solutions for improving your service provision as we move towards a new generation of probation.

As event sponsors, you will also have the chance to book 1:1 meetings with their representatives and explore how they can offer you support and look at ways you can improve your service provision.

5. Join your peers in a new and interactive virtual format

This year's event will be hosted on the leading virtual events platform Swapcard, which will allow you to network and connect with your peers, join interactive discussions, and take part in insightful Q&As. Whats more, all presentations and additional resources will be available on the platform for 30 days after the event date, meaning you can catch up on anything you may have missed or re-visit sessions!

Take a look at the below video and find out more about what to expect from a virtual IG Crime Event:


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This article was written by Liberty Smith, IG Crime Marketing Executive