The Howard League for Penal Reform will be holding the Policing the Community Conference and Community Awards 2019 in London on 12 November. The event will explore how to address the issue of too many people being brought into conflict with the criminal justice system and consider alternative services they could be referred to.
Date: 12 November 2019
Location: King’s Fund, 11-13 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0AN
Ticket price: £125-£195
Delegates will be able to discuss best practice in policing and diversion from crime and custody. Policy and practice will be explored in a number of areas, including:
- Sentencing and women
- Policing the community
- Criminalisation of children in residential care
The Community Awards will also be presented at the conference – these awards recognise projects and organisations whose work is exceptional and above what is considered normal service delivery. Successful community projects will be discussed and Prue Leith, a judge on the Great British Off, will present the winners with their awards.
Confirmed speakers for the event include:
- Andrew Neilson, Director of Campaigns, Howard League for Penal Reform
- Neil Platt, Clinical Director, Beacon Counselling Trust
- Lisa Pascoe, Deputy Director, Social Care Policy, Ofsted
- Gerry Marshall, Trustee, Howard League for Penal Reform
- Claire Sands, Youth Justice Researcher
- Anne Fox, Chief Executive, Clinks
- Frances Crook, Chief Executive, Howard League for Penal Reform
- Jon Collins, Chief Executive, The Magistrates Association
Those interested in attending can find out more information and buy tickets from the Howard League website.