Ravinderjit Briah lectures on programmes for Trainee Prohabition officers, police officers and undergraduate criminlogy students at De Montfort University, one of the four universities offering probation training in the country on behalf of the Ministry of Justice. Ravinderjit led the tender and design of a new Justice Leaders Masters programme for the Ministry of Justice, and her career to date has focused on improving policy and practice in Probation and resettlement work, with a particular focus on enhancing outcomes for ethnic minorities.
Restart is a young and dynamic CIC with a vision dedicated to the promotion of the health and well-being of people in prison, leaving prison, who have left prison, their family members, support networks, the local community and anyone affected by imprisonment. We provide support through the provision of a range of services and information.
Madeline is an Associate Professor at the University of Greenwich. Madeline’s research interests are focused on women’s experiences in the justice system and trauma-informed approaches to rehabilitative practice. Madeline is professionally qualified as a Probation Officer and has specialised in working with women on community supervision and in custody. She has previously acted as Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Community Justice/Professional Qualification in Probation (PQiP) – the qualifying award for trainee Probation Officers.
Professor Annison’s interest centre on how political and policy making dynamics relate to penal change. Substantively, his areas of interest mainly include probation and parole.
Beam is a social enterprise that delivers tailored 1-2-1 support to people in prison or on probation to progress them into secure employment and housing. Beam’s proven model – which combines person-centred 1-2-1 support, the lived experience of their caseworkers, and the power of their innovative technology, has enabled 97% of their service users to maintain desistance. Since their founding in 2017, they have supported over 1,000 people to achieve high-quality employment and housing, despite being out of work for 5 years on average. Their comprehensive in-work and tenancy sustainment support has ensured 86% of their service users sustain employment for over 3 months and 96% sustain tenancies for over 6 months.
YCG Trust has been set up to carry out activities which benefit the community and in particular (without limitation) to achieving the effective reintegration of serving prisoners and prison leavers and reducing rates of reoffending in the community following release (through support with their sentence planning and progression, mentoring, education, training, employment, accommodation and other support needs whilst in custody and following release).
The Tax Academy works with people in prison helping them with their tax affairs prior to release. This includes dealing with outstanding self-assessment tax returns, appealing tax penalties, preparing them with HMRC for self-employment on release etc. The Tax Academy have dealt with over 3,000 prisoner tax cases since 2014, and have been appointed to the HMRC Voluntary Sector Tax Resolution Service and the HMRC Individuals Stakeholder Forum.
The Hardman Trust focuses on the needs of people serving long sentences as they leave prison. It provides practical and financial support into work and training, and ongoing one-to-one support on release to support resettlement. It also produce the Hardman Directory, a book outlining sources of support for people leaving prison.
Wipers is a CIC providing specialist provision for young people involved with the youth justice system. It offers three main services: one-to-one support and supervision; group work programmes; and specialist mentoring.
LandWorks is an independent charity based in South Devon that provides a supported route into employment and the community for people in prison, or at risk of going to prison.
User Voice builds the structures that enable productive collaboration between service users and service providers in the criminal justice system. User Voice is able to do this because its work is led and delivered by people with lived experience, giving the charity the special ability to gain the trust of, access to, and insight from people within the criminal justice system.
The Centre for Criminology was established in 2001 and comprises a team of active researchers and research students with specialisms in homicide and violence, policing, youth justice and youth policy, probation and prisons, rehabilitation and resettlement, prisoners’ children and families, substance misuse, green, global and transnational criminology, crime prevention, animal abuse, informal justice and alternatives to prosecution and imprisonment.
Transform Justice is a national charity working for a fair, humane, open and effective justice system. It promotes change by generating research and evidence to show how the system works and how it could be improved, and by persuading the public to support those changes and practitioners and politicians to make them.
The Social Interest Group provides person-centred social and health care solutions. Utilising strength-based models of working, it specialises in rehabilitating and supporting people who have complex needs.
The Thames Valley Partnership works to ensure victims of crime, those involved in criminal activity, and families impacted by crime have the support they need to take control of their lives and make positive changes.
Switchback provides intensive 1-to-1 support and real work training to young men leaving prison in London.
Sussex Pathways provides volunteer key worker services for prison leavers, as well as rehabilitation support within prisons and a restorative justice service that works pre and post-release with people who have committed crimes and victims.
Strawberry Fields Training provides specialised training, advice and support to vulnerable young people and adults at risk of offending or reoffending.
The St Giles Trust aims to help break the cycle of prison, crime and disadvantage and create safer communities by supporting people to change their lives. It uses expertise and real-life past experiences to empower people
The Revolving Doors Agency is a charity working across England to change systems, improve services for people with multiple problems who are in contact with the criminal justice system, and end the revolving door of crime.