The rehabilitation work carried out by various suppliers in the UK 's criminal justice system has made the Government take notice. Effective resettlement and support of ex-offenders results in dramatic reductions in re-offending rates and, given time, this will have the required knock-on effect on public confidence in the criminal justice system. The Green Paper on Resettlement of Young Offenders followed the trend of thinking on this topic. This event gave delegates the opportunity to hear from key government speakers, powerful voices from the third sector and innovative, passionate practitioners running the programmes that are making the most striking differences. Attendance at this conference provided policy updates, learning and inspiration – crucial tools for what should be a long period of supported improvement for all those working in resettlement.