The issue of reoffending in the UK remains one of the most serious, and costly, challenges that the criminal justice system faces. Of adults sentenced to 12 months or less, 53.9% will reoffend within the year. It is clear that substantial work in the area of offender management must be done to reduce this number and create more accessible paths away from a life of crime for ex-offenders. Recent actions by the Government, such as the establishment of the Employability Innovation Fund and increased funding to divert women from crime, are a step in the right direction. Yet it remains vital that agencies within the criminal justice system come together to share best practice and solutions to improve the management of offenders and create opportunities for prisoners upon release.

  • Government statistics show that the economic and social cost of reoffending in England and Wales is approximately £18 billion per year
  • The Prisoner Learning Alliance found in 2020 that levels of literacy amongst prisoners are 4 times less than in the general population and around 47% have no prior qualifications
  • According to the Centre for Mental Health, around 45% of adult prisoners have a diagnosis of depression or anxiety

Join us at The Offender Management Conference 2024: Working in Partnership to Reduce Reoffending to hear the latest updates and guidance on improving offender management and probation services from high-level exports across the criminal justice, public and voluntary sectors. Engage with best practice case studies addressing key challenges such as improving ex-offenders’ access to work, supporting women in the criminal justice system, and tackling substance misuse among offenders. You will also have the opportunity to network with senior colleagues from a range of sectors to share common challenges and discuss solutions.

Why attend:
High-level keynotes on the latest initiatives to improve offender management strategies and increase chances for ex-offenders
✓ A wide range of topics, including breaking the reoffending cycle, probation services, and mental health support for prisoners
Network with senior colleagues from across the sector to share common challenges and improve your offender management practices
CPD (gain 8 hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota)

This is a live event taking place online:
Access a full live event with 8 hours of CPD points from home
✓ Network and connect with colleagues in breakout networking sessions and the meeting hub
✓  Interact with speakers through live Q&A and networking
✓ Review event materials and presentations post-event

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

  • Online Registration

  • Chair’s Opening Remarks

    Professor Alison Liebling, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Director of the Prisons Research Centre, University of Cambridge (invited)

  • Keynote: Improving Integrated Offender Management to Tackle Persistent Offenders

    • Coordinating between local and partner agencies to effectively reduce the impact of crime and reoffending
    • Working collaboratively to improve the public’s confidence in the criminal justice system
    • Building relationships with voluntary and community sector services to strengthen their involvement in offender management
    • Overcoming common challenges to implement information and intelligence sharing between systems and organisations

    Matt Grey, Executive Director, Reducing Reoffending, Partnerships and Accommodation, HM Prison and Probation Service (invited)

  • Keynote: Utilising Probation Services to Improve Public and Community Safety

    • Helping offenders access services that reduce the risk of them committing crimes
    • Working with experts in the charity sector to provide specialist services
    • Signposting ex-offenders to support services such as employment, mental healthcare and housing advice to prevent reoffending
    • Collaborating with police to provide joint supervision of ex-offenders to help identify an offender’s needs and support their engagement with rehabilitative services
    • Creating links with prisons to ensure offenders are identified prior to their release and prepared for life outside of prison

    Justin Russell, HM Chief of Probation, HM Inspectorate of Probation (invited)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Comfort Break

  • Case Study: Working in Partnership to Break the Cycle of Reoffending

    • Working with offenders to help them identify how they can change their behaviour and choose a path away from offending
    • Collaborating with local agencies to prevent and reduce reoffending and ensure safer communities
    • Using community payback projects to steer offenders away from crime and reduce reoffending rates
    • Co-designing and co-commissioning initiatives to reduce reoffending across a range of criminal justice partners

    Mark Shelford, Police and Crime Commissioner, Avon and Somerset Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Supporting Women in Prisons and Upon Release to Prevent Reoffending

    • Co-creating support plans with women who have been released to address their needs
    • Developing Women’s Wellbeing Hubs to provide in person, practical or emotional support in a safe space
    • Ensuring staff are trauma-informed to sensitively support women who have experienced trauma or abuse
    • Providing rehabilitation and recovery services to support women struggling with addition

    Lisa Dando, Director, Brighton Women’s Centre (invited)

  • Case Study: Assisting Ex-Offenders to Help them Find Accommodation

    • Offering housing advice and guidance to help people who would otherwise be homeless on release from prison find and access accommodation
    • Supporting ex-offenders with access to training and work opportunities upon release to aid their move to independent living
    • Working collaboratively with probation services to identify prisoners or ex-offenders who are homeless or likely to be homeless upon release
    • Developing a needs and supply assessment of the housing requirements for ex-offenders to reduce the number of rough sleepers

    Samantha Cowie, Head of Criminal Justice Services, St Mungo’s (invited)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Lunch 

  • Keynote: Supporting Education in Prisons to Improve Prisoners’ Opportunities Upon Release

    • Developing a clear leadership structure for prisoner education to create a whole-prison learning and education culture
    • Working jointly with external agencies to deliver workshops and education to prisoners
    • Building stronger partnerships between prisons and the further education sector to equip prisoners with skills and qualifications
    • Improving coordination between teams in prison to ensure a prisoner’s attendance to education is maximised
    • Key advice to increase prisoners’ engagement with education services while serving their sentence

    Jon Collins, Chief Executive, Prisoners’ Education Trust (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Breaking Down Barriers to Improve Ex-Offenders’ Access to Work  

    • Training ex-offenders to fill skill gaps in industries such as construction
    • Supporting people away from crime through employment to reconnect them with the community
    • Developing training hubs within prisons to provide offenders with the skills needed to gain employment upon release
    • Supporting ex-offenders with help building CVs and preparing for interviews to improve their chances of employment

    Mary Suphi, Deputy Director, Bounce Back (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Breakout Networking: Strategies to Engage Prisoners in Offender Behaviour Programmes

    This session will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the main challenges you face in engaging prisoners in Offender Behaviour Programmes, allowing you to share your experiences and discuss solutions.

  • Comfort Break

  • Case Study: Treating Addiction and Reducing Drug Supplies to Tackle Substance Misuse in Prisons

    • Working in partnership with external agencies to deliver recovery programmes that support prisoners struggling with drug or alcohol addictions
    • Providing substance misuse support services to prisoners upon release to reduce the likelihood of reoffending
    • Developing a community team to help prisoners reconnect with society, family, friends and other support pillars upon release
    • Creating a drug recovery strategy in conjunction with tackling drug supply to keep prisoners safe from exposure to substance misuse

    Mike Trace, CEO, Forward Trust (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Developing Effective Mental Health Services to Support Prisoners and Prison Leavers

    • Identifying a prisoner’s mental health needs to understand and provide the personalised support they need
    • Working in partnership to effectively respond to complex and crisis mental health issues
    • Fostering relationships between the NHS and prisons to deliver effective and coordinated mental health services
    • Improving prisoners’ access to psychological therapies to provide treatment for those struggling with their mental health

    Taj Singh, Head of Operations, NHS Inclusion (invited)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Chair’s Closing Remarks

    *programme subject to change without notice

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be professionals from across probation services, police forces, local authorities and voluntary groups.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


We are now taking bookings for our wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages; we also offer bespoke packages tailored for your organisation.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at this event:

 Network with key decision makers from across the sector
 Meet your target audience
 Listen and Learn from leading experts from across probation services, police forces, local authorities and voluntary groups
 Opportunity to demonstrate your products or services
 Speak alongside industry leading experts
 Work with your dedicated account manager to generate the maximum amount of leads

Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages:

Strategic Headline Sponsor:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Pre show marketing email to all registered delegates
  • Post show inclusion on presentation email
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or A4 Chair Drop
  • 5 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Speaker Pass

Key Supporter Package:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or Chair Drop
  • 1 Speaker Pass
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes

Exhibition Stand:

  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Power, Wifi, Table and 2 Chairs (If required)
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Stand Manager Pass

Insert or Chair Drop:

  • 1 Delegate Conference Pass
  • A4 insert into delegate pack or A4 Chair Drop

For more information or to discuss your requirements, please contact the team on 0330 0584 285, or sponsorship@governmentevents.co.uk or complete our enquiry form and we will contact you.

  • Private Sector Rate: £599.00+VAT
  • Public Sector Rate: £399.00+VAT
  • Voluntary Sector Rate: £329.00+VAT