INVITATION TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS FOR PRESENTATIONS ON MULTI-DISCIPLINARY OR CROSS SECTORAL PROJECTS
The Probation Institute, as part of its rolling programme of events for those who work in the probation sector and more generally in community justice, is planning to host a ‘Centre of Excellence’ Conference, providing a forum to discuss how effective practice can be identified, shared and spread.
We want to identify innovative projects that explore particular aspects of the organisation and delivery of probation and linked services. The conference will aim to bring together practitioners, service providers, policy makers, and the research community from across the country, and will provide an excellent opportunity to showcase projects on multidisciplinary approaches helping to tackle offending, meet the needs of offenders and lead to better outcomes.
We are therefore looking for presentations on projects and recent evaluations with a multi-disciplinary and cross-sectoral aspect, which, for example, could include:
- Offender education, skills and employment
- Safer communities, tackling social exclusion and poverty
- Offender Health, drugs, alcohol or mental health services
- Interaction between local Community Services and community justice
- Multi-agency partnership arrangements, including Integrated Offender Management
If you or your organisation are involved in such a project we would be very interested to hear from you. To discuss this opportunity please contact Ben Ritchie at email@example.com with a short summary of the project along with plans or results from any evaluation.
We will be planning the conference over the coming weeks, so please do get in touch with us as soon as possible with your suggestions.