Successful Employment and Resettlement of Ex-Offenders
18 Nov 2010
5th Annual Conference. To be held at Westminster Studio, London

This conference will share best practice and consider recent policy developments and effective programmes that are in place to deliver services to support the resettlement of ex-offenders.

Programme
10:00
Helen Cantrell, Chief Executive, SOVA
Introduction and welcome by chair

10:10
Savas Hadjipavlou, Head of the Partnerships and Health Strategy Unit, Ministry of Justice
Opening address

10:30
Paul McDowell Chief Executive, NACRO
Addressing barriers to employment resulting from a criminal record: 1974 Rehabilitation of Offenders Act

10:50
Tracy Wild Corporate Operations Director, Langley House Trust
Meeting accommodation needs of ex-offenders

11:10
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:30
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
11:50
Andy Charalambous Head of Resettlement, HMP Send
Afternoon keynote address Service HMP Send: A case study on resettlement

12:10
Mark Nickson Project Lead, NOMS Co-Financing Organisation
The Offender Employment Project

12:30
Rory Brown, Programme Executive - Offenders, The Prince's Trust Northern Ireland
Leaving prison mentoring project: Perspectives from a former offender

12:40
Questions and discussion: Session 2
12:50
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
13:50
Debbie Ryan Director Market Development, Working Links
Pre-judged and tagged for life: a review of employer attitudes towards offenders

14:10
Kevin Wong, Deputy Director of Hallam Centre for Community Justice, Sheffield Hallam University |
Rehabilitation revolution? - counting the cost

14:30
Helen Dawson, Director, Move On East
Improving social integration of Prolific and Priority Offenders

14:50
Questions and discussion: Session 3
15:10
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:30
Awareness raising seminar A Bridging the gap into employment
Mick May, Chief Executive, Blue Sky Development and Regeneration Val Lowman, Managing Director, BeOnSite: Bovis Lend Lease

15:30
Awareness raising seminar B Delivering equality: Promoting health and meeting diverse needs
Graham Durcan, Research and Development Manager, Criminal Justice Programme, Centre for Mental Health Neena Samota, Senior Policy Development Officer, Nacro

15:30
Awareness raising seminar C Resettlement and aftercare provision for young offenders: HMP and YOI Isis Case Study
Anthony York, Project Manager, Depaul Trust