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We’re still in the process of finalising the agenda for Modernising Criminal Justice 2022. In the meantime you can take a look at last year’s programme to give you a taste of what to expect when we return to QEII Centre in London on 14th June.

2021 Agenda

8:30 am
Online Login and Registration
  • Match making networking and live delegate meet ups
  • Replay functions so you never miss a session
  • Live chat, questioning and polling tools
  • Real time resources and presentations
  • A next generation conference engagement platform
9:05 am
Your Tour of the Online Conference Platform

Before proceedings get underway, this short explainer session will explore how you can get the most out of our new next generation summit platform.

Our team will run through how to make virtual connections, creating networking meet ups, accessing content on demand and how to use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools during the day.

9:10 am
Chair’s Opening Remarks
David Ormerod QC (Hon)
David Ormerod QC (Hon)
Professor of Criminal Justice
University College London
Confirmed
9:20 am
Opening Keynote Address - The future of prisons and probation from a Ministerial perspective
  • Outlining the Minister’s vision for the future of the prisons and probation system.
  • Reviewing what lessons we have learned from Covid-19, to ensure we build back better.
  • An overview of ministerial priorities – including recent funding packages for prison capacity and security.
  • Recovery, Reform, Workforce and Reducing Re-offending – delivering the new, unified probation service
Alex Chalk MP
Alex Chalk MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Assistant Government Whip
Ministry of Justice
Confirmed
9:45 am
Strengthening the Probation Service - Building Confidence in our Work
  • Update on the safe and stable transition to the Unified Model on 25 June 2021
  • What is next for Probation – implementation of our Target Operating Model and path to excellence
  • Investing in the skills, capacity and capability of our workforce
  • The ambition for rehabilitating people to reduce reoffending
Amy Rees
Amy Rees
Director General for Probation & Wales
HM Prison & Probation Service
Confirmed
10:10 am
What is the continued impact of COVID-19 on our justice agencies?

Technology and data are the backbone of delivering an outcomes-focused criminal justice system. The need for secure access and sharing information effectively has never been more vital, especially when trying to integrate organisations and delivering joint approaches to justice that support the users and citizens.

We know secure access to technology and data can deliver the right services for users, enhance efficiencies and transform rehabilitation outcomes, however as we start another lockdown at the start of 2021 how is this affecting digital transformation priorities of the justice sector. What does the continued pandemic mean for key projects across the sector and how can we use technology to deliver new ways of delivering justice during these unprecedented times.

Dr Natalie Byrom
Dr Natalie Byrom
Research Director
The Legal Education Foundation
Confirmed
Mark Gray
Mark Gray
Chief Digital & Information Officer
Crown Prosecution Service
Confirmed
Gina Gill
Gina Gill
Chief Digital & Information Officer
Ministry of Justice
Confirmed
Mark Palmer
Mark Palmer
Head of Public Sector, EMEA
Google Cloud
Confirmed
10:55 am
Break, Virtual Exhibition Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates and exhibitors, make connections, tour our real-time resources and content and take part on discussions via the tailored channels.

11:25 am
The Future is Data: Putting data at the heart of justice reform

Many UK justice agencies are already seeing the impact of data in creating a fairer and more effective system. However, more needs to be done to ensure the benefits are being felt equally at all stages of the justice process.

In this talk, Accenture’s Katie Taffler will be applying her experiences in delivering data enabled justice to prisons and the probation service. Whilst this will be a technology enabled journey, ethics and organisational change must be given equal attention. She will explore these questions and show how putting insight in the hands of frontline staff and leaders could improve both prisoner outcomes and safety.

Katie Taffler
Katie Taffler
UK Justice Growth & Strategy Lead, Public Safety
Accenture
Confirmed
11:45 am
Seminar 1
Seminar 2
Seminar 3
Empowering the future of public safety and justice

Seminar hosted by:

Microsoft logo

 

Microsoft empowers criminal justice and public safety organisations around the world to drive their efforts to increase community security, transparency, inclusion, judicial efficiency and equal application of justice. Join us to:

  • Unpack the challenges faced by the public safety and criminal justice sector
  • Envision a pathway to a digitally supported criminal justice system that works for the communities it serves
  • Understand what a digitally enabled UK criminal justice system could entail
  • Explore case studies from the public safety and justice organisations in the UK and around the world
  • Understand how Microsoft’s Digital Investigation offerings are supporting the efficient, secure and compliant delivery of public safety and justice services
Kirk Arthur
Kirk Arthur
Sr. Director of Business Strategy, Public Safety & Justice, Worldwide Public Sector
Microsoft
Confirmed
Shared Services in Policing, Going Beyond the Typical Back Office

Seminar hosted by: SSCL logo

 

Shared Services Connected Ltd (SSCL) works with over 20 of the largest organisations in the UK public sector, transforming technology and providing business support services across central government, policing and defence.

In this seminar please join us to:

  • Understand more about shared services in policing
  • Explore Customer First design principles
  • And, see how shared service technology can also support your wider business, beyond the typical back office
Cerys Hunt
Cerys Hunt
Director of Business Development (Police Sector)
SSCL
Confirmed
The Future of Criminal Justice

Seminar hosted by:

 

Deloitte logo

 

Deloitte’s international research programme on the Future of Criminal Justice has looked at criminal justice system at a time of huge upheaval and rapid change – with Covid-19 just the most immediate of the huge long-term shifts in society and technology that will create challenges and opportunities for leaders in justice systems across the world

 

In today’s seminar, we explore and discuss:

  • Examples of brilliance and resilience of how criminal justice agencies have supported public health and maintained services by shifting policies and ways of working, in some cases overnight.
  • The problems of the response to Covid-19 that are now threatening to undermine trust in the criminal justice system for the long term
  • Court backlogs which are creating huge issues around access to justice – with police making arrests of serious offenders who might not be seen in court for years
  • The increasingly unaffordable costs of prisons
  • High rates of reoffending
  • How we can use technology and human-centred design to tackle these issues
  • The need for a new approach to leadership.

 

Deloitte Government and Public Services

We believe it’s what we do that makes the difference.

All the facts and figures that talk to our size, diversity and years of history are notable – but they are secondary to the truest measure of Deloitte: the impact we make in the world.

We reshape public services, making them more efficient to deliver, and accessible for the people that need them. Whether we’re integrating new technologies, using data to save lives and money or creating new government services, we are the trusted advisory and delivery partner for the public sector

Claire Gibson
Claire Gibson
Director
Deloitte MCS Limited
Confirmed
Tom Gash
Tom Gash
Managing Director
Leapwise
Confirmed
12:30 pm
Lunch, Exhibition & Networking

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates and exhibitors, make connections, tour our real-time resources and content and take part on discussions via the tailored channels. 

1:20 pm
Seminar 4
Seminar 5
Seminar 6
Seminar 7
How Modern Technology Can Help To Improve Service User Engagement

Seminar hosted by:

 

Northgate Public Services logo

 

In the seminar we will explore the reasons why there is often poor engagement between service users and service providers, despite the best efforts of dedicated practitioners. We will then explore some examples of how modern technology can be used to help improve engagement and thus improve outcomes for service users.

Learning Points:

  • Reasons for poor engagement
  • How Covid 19 can affect service user engagement
  • Exploration of service user feedback
  • Recognising that more and more service users are digital natives and the changing way that people interact with the world
  • How can modern technology help to empower service users and improve engagement to achieve
    • Better attendance
    • Improved outcomes
    • More equitable relationships between staff and service users
  • Case study: My Pathways service user mobile application
    • Better access to information about service users’ court orders
    • Reminders
    • Easy access to local/national resources
    • Journal features
    • Secure messaging with case manager
Marco Fiorentino
Marco Fiorentino
Director of Justice & Enforcement
Northgate Public Services
Confirmed
Imran Mahmood
Imran Mahmood
Product Manager
Northgate Public Serviecs
Confirmed
Modernising Criminal Justice and its Processes

Seminar hosted by:

Nuance Communications logo

 

This panel will discuss how technology, especially speech recognition fits into the digital future justice by bringing courts into the 21st century, helping digital policing, democratising technology access in prisons and transforming foundational processes all by voice.

We will be covering five broad sections:

  • The justice system’s digital future
  • Bringing courts into the 21stcentury
  • The new school of digital policing
  • Democratising technology access in prisons
  • Transforming foundational processes
 Liz Halifax-Smith
 Liz Halifax-Smith
 Sales Manager UK & Ireland
 Nuance Communications 
Confirmed
Dr Nasser Siabi OBE
Dr Nasser Siabi OBE
 CEO
Microlink UK 
Confirmed
Adrian Crossley
Adrian Crossley
Head of Crime and Addiction
Centre for Social Justice
Confirmed
Kainos and HMCTS: Modernising the divorce service to deliver positive changes to UK citizens

Seminar hosted by:

Kainos logo

 

Traditionally, HMCTS services have been supported by high-volume, paper-based processes which result in inefficiencies and frequent delays for court services, legal representatives and citizens in the justice process.

As a trusted partner to HM Government, Kainos took responsibility as a digital delivery partner to modernise the service, for the needs of those who use them.

The service had an immediate impact with a 95% drop in the number of digital divorce applications returned because of mistakes, and a 57% reduction in time taken to complete, when compared with paper forms.

What the session will cover:

  • The divorce service and why it’s so important move it to a digital platform for UK citizens and HMCTS

Key learnings

  • Balancing the needs of the different users in a live service while continuing to deliver business benefits
  • Challenges of delivering a large service in a large-scale programme during COVID. This will include talking about dependencies and the use of common components
  • Getting a benchmark for the live service performance and adoption for uptake

 

Andrew Poolton
Andrew Poolton
Delivery Manager
Kainos
Confirmed
Alison Coote
Alison Coote
Product Leader
Kainos
Confirmed
Leeanne Wheeler
Leeanne Wheeler
Family Jurisdiction Lead
HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS)
Confirmed
Transforming Digital Collaboration Across the Criminal Justice Ecosystem

Seminar hosted by:

Boxlogo

 

The dawn of the internet and mass proliferation of technology has brought seismic and irreversible change to the world over the past 20 years and crime and justice is no exception to this. With this considered is it really possible for justice and digital justice to be recognized as two distinct concepts and can we continue to use the tools of yesterday to meet the challenges of today?

To answer this we’ll look at the profound shift in the nature of crime and justice over the past 20 years with a focus on how forces such as The Metropolitan Police and the Police Service of Northern Ireland have transformed the way that they collaborate with the wider criminal justice ecosystem and the public to ensure they are up to the challenge of law enforcement in the 21st century.

 

Tom Hynds
Tom Hynds
Criminal Justice Lead
Box
Confirmed
Frankki Theodore
Frankki Theodore
Solutions Engineer
Box
Confirmed
1:50 pm
Afternoon Keynote Panel - Inspections through Covid – Lesson Learnt

Join our experts for this panel discussion.

  • Discussing how we have had to adapt processes and leadership.
  • Post Covid – Looking forward
  • Lesson Learnt over the past 12 months
Dame Anne Owers
Dame Anne Owers
National Chair
Independent Monitoring Boards (IMBs)
Confirmed
Charlie Taylor
Charlie Taylor
HM Chief Inspector of Prisons
HM Inspectorate of Prisons for England and Wales (HMI Prisons)
Confirmed
Justin Russell
Justin Russell
HM Chief Inspector of Probation
HM Inspectorate of Probation
Confirmed
2:30 pm
Police
Prisons and Probation
Panel Session: Digital, Data and Technology – Delivering the new digital ambition for UK policing in the era of a pandemic

Policing in the UK has reached a critical point. The service either improves how it harnesses digital opportunities from existing and emerging technologies, or there is a risk of becoming overwhelmed by the demand it creates and losing the chance to enhance and modernise policing services. Join our expert panel to discuss the main challenges in implementing and delivering the national digital policing strategy. Our panel will provide different perspectives and share their views on current and future challenges.

  • What have me learnt over the past year and how has technology helped police deliver vital services through COVID-19 and beyond
  • The National Digital Policing Strategy 2020-2030: setting digital, data and technology aims for policing
  • How do we harness the power of digital, data and technology in a seamless way to better protect the communities we serve?
  • The importance of harnessing the power of digital technologies and behaviours to identify the risk of harm and protect the vulnerable in the physical and digital world
  • Adapting to modern IT infrastructure and digital transformation to make policing more efficient and effective.
  • Supporting the training of a diverse and flexible workforce who have new technology-focused capabilities to respond to changing crime and threats
  • Strengthening our relationships – Empowering the Private Sector and Embracing what they have to offer.
Assistant Commissioner Nick Ephgrave QPM
Assistant Commissioner Nick Ephgrave QPM
Front Line Policing HQ & NPCC National Lead Criminal Justice
Metropolitan Police Service
Confirmed
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Chief Executive Officer
The Police Digital Service
Confirmed
The Future of IT For Probation

In this session Mark Stanley will discuss their strategy for reducing reoffending through excellent digital services, linked data and modern technology.

Mark Stanley
Mark Stanley
Deputy Director - Digital Probation, Justice Digital and Technology
Ministry of Justice
Confirmed
2:50 pm
Root and Branch Review of the Parole Board – Improving Public Trust and Victim Confidence
  • Managing Parole and Protecting the Public from Serious Offenders
  • The need to working effectively with the Prison and Probation Service
  • Improving public understanding and confidence
  • Delivering openness and transparency
  • Impact of COVID-19 – What we can learn from this?
Martin Jones
Martin Jones
CEO
The Parole Board for England & Wales
Confirmed
3:05 pm
Reform, resilience and recovery
  • An update on how the HMCTS reform programme is modernising the criminal courts in England and Wales and providing better ways to access justice.
  • How reform has proved pivotal in providing the system with the resilience to respond to and start to recover from the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Focus on Common Platform, the new, digital case management system for the criminal courts.
  • Increasing capacity in the Crown and magistrates’ courts to boost recovery and reduce the levels of outstanding cases.
Kevin Sadler CBE
Kevin Sadler CBE
Acting Chief Executive and Board Member
Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service
Confirmed
3:35 pm
Break, Virtual Exhibition Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates and exhibitors, make connections, tour our real-time resources and content and take part on discussions via the tailored channels.

3:55 pm
Victims
Reoffending & Rehabilitation
Domestic Abuse Act, the murder of Sarah Everard, Everyone’s Invited and a Victims law: what will become of it all?

In this session Dame Vera Baird will be discussing and exploring the impact on the criminal justice system of recent legislation and events, the government’s Hidden Harms Summit and future legislation.

Dame Vera Baird
Dame Vera Baird
Commissioner
Victims' Commissioner for England & Wales
Confirmed
Panel Session - Reducing Re-offending and Short-Term Custodial Sentences through the Community Sentence Treatment Requirement Programme

The CSTR expert panel will provide an overview to the programme, hear how the programme makes a difference to people’s lives. Prior to attending the session we would recommend you view a new video prepared by Sefton CSTR site, and may be accessed here.

The session will cover:

  • Commissioning the three CSTRs ( drug, alcohol and mental health)
  • Description of how the sites aim to address the programmes objective of: increasing the use of the three CSTRs, reducing re-offending, providing alternatives to short custodial sentences by directly addressing underlying mental health and substance misuse issues which may contribute towards offending behaviour
  • Understand how the new Primary Care Mental Health Treatment requirement is providing treatment and interventions for those with mental health and associated vulnerabilities issues along with dual diagnosis and personality disorder (who don’t reach the secondary care treatment threshold)
Mignon French JP
Mignon French JP
Community Sentence Treatment Requirement (CSTR) Programme Manager
On Behalf of: MoJ, NHS England and NHS Improvement, DHSC, PHE and HMPPS
Confirmed
Dr Mark Walton
Dr Mark Walton
Principal Clinical Psychologist
Mersey Forensic Psychology Service & Mental Health Treatment Requirement
Confirmed
Neale Thomas
Neale Thomas
Public Health and Wellbeing Manager
Essex CC, Essex CSTR Health and Justice Commissioner
Confirmed
Gail Warnes
Gail Warnes
Senior Health and Justice Commissioning Manager
NHS England & Improvement South West
Confirmed
Felicity Sparshott
Felicity Sparshott
Senior Probation Officer, Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Assessment, Courts and Enforcement Team
HM Prison & Probation Service
Confirmed
4:15 pm
Special Closing Address – In Conversation with the Rt Hon David Lammy MP

In the next addition of our “Conversation Series” at the Modernising Criminal Justice Conference David Ormerod QC will welcome a special guest from across the criminal justice sector for a one-to-one conversation. This session will provide a personal reflection on the challenges facing the Criminal Justice Sector and the conversations we need to have in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic and other influences.

The Rt Hon David Lammy MP
The Rt Hon David Lammy MP
Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice.
Confirmed
4:45 pm
Close of Conference