Improving Outcomes for Vulnerable Offenders in the Criminal Justice System

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Catherine Pearson, Deputy Director- Vulnerable Offenders Policy Ministry of Justice
  • Mignon French JP, Programme Manager, Community Sentence Treatment Requirements (CSTR) on behalf of: MOJ, DH, PHE and NHS England
  • Anne Fox, Chief Executive Officer, Clinks
  • VIcki Cardwell, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Revolving Doors Agency
  • Chief Inspector Daryl Lyon, Force lead for Integrated Offender Management, Northamptonshire Police
  • Russell Webster (Chair), Independent Criminal Justice Researcher
  • Professor Raymond Arthur, Professor of Law / Head of Subject (Law), Northumbria Law School
  • Salma Ali, Senior Lecturer & Researcher, School of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University


A recent pilot scheme ran in 5 areas, aimed at providing clinical support to vulnerable offenders with mental health, alcohol and substance abuse issues has been proven to be effective. Evidence shows that 33% of offenders with alcohol or drug problems, who have been treated, are actually less likely to re-offend after treatment. How will bringing together health agencies, local authorities and the justice officials impact the outcomes for vulnerable offenders? 

Join Westminster Briefing in November to receive greater understanding of this scheme and how it will impact your local area as it begins to rollout nationwide. Hear from those involved with the scheme as well as local areas already leading the way in tackling reoffending. 

Key issues to be addressed:

  • Results from the ‘Community Sentence Treatment Requirements‘ pilot scheme
  • Implementing the scheme nationwide
  • Introducing the steering groups and their composition
  • Outlining the training to be received by frontline staff
  • Increasing confidence among sentencers and enhancing public safety
  • The impact on custodial sentences for offenders with drug, alcohol or mental health problems
  • Ensuring a multi-agency approach between justice and clinical health officials
  • Case studies of successful provision of timely and appropriate support
  • Examples of effective local partnerships and models for managing vulnerable offenders
  • Providing above minimum standard of service to offenders and victims

The Event:

The morning session will look at the success of the pilot schemes and explore the CSTR scheme’s expansion across the country as a whole. 

The afternoon session will provide an opportunity to learn from local authority, clinical health and justice officials and hear how they are working together to reduce re-offending and support vulnerable offenders.

Who Should Attend?

Delegates will be drawn from anyone with an interest in supporting vulnerable offenders and reducing reoffending, including: magistrates; judges; CPS; clinical health specialists; PCCs; local authorities and more.

Futher information:

Our events are CPD certified. This event is equivalent to 3 CPD points.
A certificate is available on request post-event to all attendees.

Please note that all speakers and the agenda are subject to change without notice.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

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Thursday 24th January 2019

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each


Public Sector & Not for Profit | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places:£195 each


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