Joined-up justice: integrating the criminal justice system

Speakers included:

Rt Hon Nick Herbert MP
Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice

Rt Hon Sadiq Khan MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

Lord Carter of Coles, Former chair, Corresctional Services Review, 2003, and former Chair, Carter Review of Prisons, 2007
Linda Hennigan
Chief Executive, Bedfordshire Probation Trust
Helen Judge
Director, Sentencing and Rehabilitation, Ministry of Justice

Karyn McCluskey
Co-Director, Scottish Violence Reduction Unit, Strathclyde Police

Andrew Morley
Senior Visiting Fellow, Institute of Criminal Policy Research, Birkbeck College, University of London

Rob Owen
Chief Executive, St Giles Trust
Chris Wright
Chief Executive, Catch22

Conference programme

09.00 – 09.15: Welcome and introduction

09.15 – 09:40: Rt Hon Nick Herbert MP keynote speech
The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice set out the Government’s agenda for criminal justice reform, including plans to deliver a “rehabilitation revolution”.

09:40 – 10.30: Joined-up justice: Integrating the system
England and Wales have one of the most expensive criminal justice systems in the world, composed of a complex web of national and local organisations that do not always work together as effectively as they should. This session considered ways to better integrate the system whilst delivering greater efficiency and cost savings to taxpayers. It discussed how the use of shared budgets, co-location of services and more efficient estate management had the potential to improve outcomes whilst reducing costs.

10.30 – 10.50: Coffee

10.50 – 11.40: The competition framework for prisons
The Government is committing to developing effective competition within the criminal justice system to improve outcomes and deliver better value for money. This session explored the opportunities and challenges to competition in offender management and support services, and how best to improve performance and value for money in the prison estate.

11.40 – 12.30: Revolutionising rehabilitation
The Government intends to initiate a “rehabilitation revolution” through the introduction of payment-by-results, more integrated services and the increased use of effective alternatives to custody. This session explored the Government’s proposals to reduce high rates of recidivism in England and Wales, and look at how best to bring together probation, local government, policing and prisons to prevent criminal behaviour.

12.30 – 12.55: Rt Hon Sadiq Khan MP keynote speech
The Shadow Secretary of State for Justice set out the Opposition agenda for criminal justice reform.

12.55 – 13.00: Closing remarks