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15th June 2022
8:00 am - 8:45 am
Modernising Criminal Justice Breakfast Briefing (invite only)

Join us for this breakfast briefing with our panel of experts to discuss the strategy and debate how creating the right conditions to reform and rehabilitate offenders ultimately can cut crime, keeping streets safe. 

  • How investment in prison security and cutting-edge technology will prevent offenders from continuing criminal activity behind bars
  • Plans to ensure offenders are clean and get treatment for addictions that thwart rehabilitation
  • Providing prisoners with the skills to ensure are equipped for work on release.
  • New drive to get offenders into work – introducing a new job-matching service that pairs offenders up with vacancies in the community on release and dedicated employment advisors in prisons to help offenders find work
  • Resettlement Passports to put proper plans in place for prisoners on release
  • New fast-tracked punishments – bringing forward a speedier punishment scheme when prisoners transgress.
8:30 am - 9:05 am
Registration, Breakfast and Networking
9:05 am - 9:15 am
Chair’s Opening Remarks


Dr Hannah Quirk
Reader in Criminal Law
Kings College
9:15 am - 9:35 am
Opening Ministerial Keynote Address: Cutting crime and protecting the public with a modern, secure prison estate designed to rehabilitate prisoners


  • The Prison White Paper – Delivering the biggest prison building program in more than 100 years, with almost £4 billion to create up to 20,000 additional prison places to help us to meet demand as tougher sentencing rules come in and the courts clear backlogs.
  • Cutting Crime – Rehabilitating offenders and creating a safer and more stable environment through innovative design and in-cell technology across prisons in England and Wales 
  • Protecting the public from the most serious and dangerous offenders through the prison building programme- an update 
  • Using additional £550million to rehabilitate offenders and protecting the public – getting ex-prisoners into work and keeping them off the streets to tackle the root causes of crime. 
  • Expanding the use of technology to protect victims and reform offenders through GPS Tracking  
  • Increase court capacity using technology that can deliver better experience and restore effective justice for the average citizen 
  • £185million a year to delivering step change in the way we support victims and transform the way the justice system treats violence against women 
9:35 am - 10:05 am
Opening Keynote Panel Session: Delivering Justice in a Digital Age – Putting the user at the centre of a connected justice system

COVID-19 has radically altered criminal justice system forever. We have seen digital adoption accelerated across our courts, prisons and probation services and have seen organisations having to evolve, adapt to change and embrace new technologies, all of which were enabled by having the right digital infrastructure in place, however there is a long way to go. 

 Join our panel of experts to: 

  • Discuss the next steps for delivering a connected justice system
  • Consider the existing challenges and barriers to digital transformation
  • Examine the progress made over the past 12 months across the justice agencies
  • Understand how can we access data at the right time to make better decisions and improve efficiencies?
  • The need for better access to data for courts, prisons and probation services
  • Debate how the justice system can work collaboratively with the tech industry to unlock innovation and digitise services


Georgina Henley
Justice and Emergency Services Programme Manager


Gina Gill
Chief Digital & Information Officer
Ministry of Justice
Mark Gray
Chief Digital & Information Officer
Crown Prosecution Service
10:05 am - 10:25 am
Platinum Sponsor
10:25 am - 10:50 am
Morning Break, Networking & Exhibition
10:50 am - 11:10 am
The New Probation One Year On – the role of the new service and latest updates on delivery since June 2021

This session will share insights on the progress of the new probation service delivery one year one.

Join Amy Rees, Director General of Probation, Wales and Youth in HMPPS as she provides an update on what is working well so far, and offering guidance on further developments for the unified system.



Amy Rees
Director General for Probation & Wales
HM Prison & Probation Service
10:50 am - 11:30 am
Panel Discussion: Police in Focus

The Strategic Review of Policing in England and Wales is examining how crime, fear of crime and other threats to public safety are changing and assess the ability of the police to respond.  This far-reaching independent review set for release in January 2022 aims to set a long term strategic direction for the police service so that it is better able to tackle crime in an age where it is being transformed by new technology and wider social change.

Join our panel of experts to discuss and examine the findings and aims of the strategic review and debare what must be done so that policing can adapt to the digital environment, ensure it can pursue criminals, protect the vulnerable, and reduce crime.

10:50 am - 11:30 am
Panel Discussion: How is technology addressing the challenges facing prisons today and how it will redefine the prison of tomorrow?
  • Assess the Digital, Data & Technology Strategy and progress made 12 months on
  • Discuss the vital role technology plays in the build of future prisons and opportunities in supporting rehabilitation programmes
  • Meeting the 2024 vision – providing staff with up-to-date IT equipment and applications to work effectively, efficiently, and collaboratively.
  • Debate how we can replace our legacy systems with simpler, clearer, faster digital services
  • Using Digitalisation to improve mental health and reduce re-offending
  • Capture, store and share high quality data across our services leading to better and faster decision-making
  • Make video conferencing accessible to everyone in prison and probation to build rehabilitative relationships
  • Future Technologies  -Using Biometrics, Facial Recognition, Health Monitoring Technology to transform services
  • Making prison design compatible with future tech innovation


Georgina Henley
Justice and Emergency Services Programme Manager


Sophie Otter
Deputy Director - Head of Digital Prison Services
MOJ Digital & Technology
11:10 am - 11:30 am
Silver Sponsor – Prevention, Rehabilitation, Skills and Education Stream
11:30 am - 11:50 am
Silver Sponsor- Operational Excellence –Collaboration, Efficiency, Service Delivery Stream
11:30 am - 11:50 am
Silver Sponsor – Digitising Justice Stream
11:30 am - 11:50 am
Case Study: Prison Leavers Project: improving outcomes for prison leavers
  • Working with service users and stakeholders to test innovative ways to improve social inclusion of people leaving prison, and reduce reoffending.
  • Developing solutions to the key challenges prison leavers face
  • Innovating to reduce reoffending and building robust evidence on what works
  • Using the Local Leadership and Integration Fund – a tailored approach that accounts for the local context and builds on the expertise and experience of local leaders.
  • The need to work with dynamic organisations such as start-ups and SMEs to develop and pilot new digital or technological solutions to improve outcomes for prison leavers.
11:55 am - 12:40 pm
Seminar Sessions (AM)

Morning seminar sessions offers you an excellent opportunity to learn, network and gain valuable insights on a variety of themes across the justice sector.  More details to follow.



12:40 pm - 1:40 pm
Lunch Break, Networking & Exhibition

Catch up with your peers at the conference in between sessions or during your complimentary lunch break.

Get to know the faces behind the innovations as you journey through the conference exhibition floor.  This offers you the opportunity to meet providers who can help you kickstart your projects and improve efficiency within your organisations, by making the most of new products and services.


1:40 pm - 2:10 pm
Seminar Sessions (PM)

Afternoon seminar sessions offers you an excellent opportunity to learn, network and gain valuable insights on a variety of themes across the justice sector.  More details to follow.

2:15 pm - 2:35 pm
Gold Sponsor
2:35 pm - 2:55 pm
Afternoon Keynote Session: Taking a long-term approach to tackling drug dependence and improving delivery of services -The Independent Review of Drugs and the UK Government’s Strategy

We are delighted to be joined by Professor Dame Carol Black who will talk about the key findings from her independent review of drugs, including mental health and addiction treatment, prison services and the importance of and need for collaborative and cross-departmental working.



Professor Dame Carol Black
Review lead, Independent Review of Drugs
2:35 pm - 2:55 pm
Criminal Justice Technology Transformation

In this session we are delighted to welcome Tony Blaker from the Police Digital Service who will provide his insights.


Tony Blaker QPM
SRO CJ Transformation
Police Digital Service
2:35 pm - 3:15 pm
Panel Discussion Tackling violence against women and girls

The murder of Sarah Everard by a serving police officer has prompted widespread concerns about women’s safety and male violence.  With the release of the 2021 Domestic Abuse Act, new support measures for victims and survivors, and additional powers for police including Domestic Abuse Protection Notices this panel will discuss the latest updates with sector leaders in tackling violence, abuse and harassment directed towards women and girls.

  • Examine the latest developments, including VAWG strategy and what these measures mean for different stakeholders involved in responding to and preventing VWAG,
  • Discuss best practice joined up working for a successful multi-agency approach.
  • Making a difference on the streets – The Safer Street Fund – £23.5 million of funding for police and councils to improve the safety of women and girls.
  • Providing skills, training and tools for front-line professionals: accessing and sharing best practice guidance, training and resources
2:35 pm - 3:15 pm
Panel Discussion – Probation Reform Programme: Reflections on Implementation and Next Steps

In June 2021 the government introduced a new Probation Service responsible for the management of offenders across the country. The need to break the offender cycle continues to be a major challenge for the criminal justice system, but where are we at in 2022?

  • What have these changes meant for how services for people in prison and under probation supervision are managed?
  • How has this supported offenders to reintegrate into local communities
  • The need to create and enable effective multi-agency partnerships through the sharing of strategies and tools
  • How can digital services enhance service delivery while preserving the centrality of human relationships with offenders and probation officers?
  • Delivering Mental Health Support to Offenders and Opening Up Pathways to Employment
  • Creating Sustainable Education and Employment Opportunities Through the Probation System



Justin Russell
HM Chief Inspector of Probation
HM Inspectorate of Probation
2:55 pm - 3:15 pm
Sponsor Session
2:55 pm - 3:35 pm
Supporting Victims and Witnesses through Transformational Change in Justice

Too many victims and witnesses feel that the system does not deliver justice for them. Too many feel let down by the system, which can compound the pain and suffering from the original crime. As a result, a worrying number of victims and witnesses disengage from the justice process altogether, meaning that justice is not delivered in those cases, and the public is left exposed to criminals who remain free to carry on offending.

But what needs to change?

Join our panel of experts as they discuss:

  • What is needed to increase the confidence of victims and witnesses to build legitimacy and trust in the Criminal Justice System?
  • How can the increasing role of technology support successful prosecutions?
  • Why building collaboration between agencies is vital in ensuring criminals are brought to justice, victims and witnesses are treated well and the public feel safer
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Technology in the UK Correctional System – HMPPS Digital Modernisation

In June 2021 Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service published its Digital, Data & Technology Strategy.  This strategy document promised profound changes which many staff in prison and probation services have been requesting for years. In this session the HMPPS will outline their progress on:

  • Upgrading end-user technology for correctional and back-office staff in the division, focusing on connectivity, interoperability, and cost-effectiveness
  • Replacing legacy laptops, desktops and mobile devices for all staff working for the organisation.
  • Upgrading operating systems to for easier data sharing amongst prison employees in the UK and achieving better outcomes on prison connectivity and interoperability
  • Using technology to optimise its current approach to prison and offender management – enhancing prisoner records, sentence calculation, risk assessment and case preparation for a sentence.
  • Achieving better end-to-end sentence management covering prison, probation, parole, and community services.
  • Digital tools to support offender rehabilitation


Mark Stanley
Deputy Director - Digital Probation, Justice Digital and Technology
Ministry of Justice
3:35 pm - 4:00 pm
Afternoon Break, Networking & Exhibition
4:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Case Study Durham Crown Court: Using technology to protect and support victims the court room
  • Reducing trauma for victims and witnesses so they can provide better evidence.
  • Using technology to bolster support for victims and ensuring a new approach to investigations
  • Decreasing the number of victims withdrawing from the process
  • Increasing the volume of trials being heard
  • Protecting the public and putting more rapists behind bars.


Joy Allen
Police and Crime Commissioner
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Panel Discussion: How can police, prosecutors and the court service help clear the huge backlog of cases and deliver justice?