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2022 Agenda

15th June 2022
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Registration, Breakfast and Networking
9:00 am - 9:05 am
Chair’s Opening Remarks

Welcome to the Modernising Criminal Justice Conference 2022

Chair

Dr Hannah Quirk
Reader in Criminal Law
Kings College
Confirmed
9:05 am - 9:25 am
Opening Ministerial Keynote Address
  • 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 

Speakers

Victoria Atkins MP
Minister of State
Ministry of Justice
Confirmed
9:25 am - 10:00 am
Keynote Panel | 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

Chair

Georgina Henley
Head of the Justice and Emergency Services Programme
techUK
Confirmed

Speakers

Gina Gill
Chief Digital & Information Officer
Ministry of Justice
Confirmed
Ian Wood
UK&I Head of Technology
Veritas Technologies
Confirmed
Mark Gray
Chief Digital & Information Officer
Crown Prosecution Service
Confirmed
10:00 am - 10:20 am
CPS Working to Meet Victims’ Needs
  • Our understanding of what victims need from the CPS 
  • Our future plans to improve our service to victims 

Speakers

Jan Lamping
Chief Crown Prosecutor
CPS Yorkshire and Humberside & CPS National Lead for Victims
Confirmed
10:20 am - 10:50 am
Morning Coffee, Exhibition & Networking
10:55 am - 11:15 am
Public Sector Prisons: Early Lessons Learnt from the Pandemic

ROOM: Westminster

Speakers

Sarah Coccia
Executive Director, Public Sector Prisons
South HMPPS
Confirmed
10:55 am - 11:35 am
Panel Discussion | How is Technology Addressing the Challenges Facing Prisons Today and How it will Redefine the Prison of Tomorrow?

ROOM: St James

  • 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

Chair

Georgina Henley
Head of the Justice and Emergency Services Programme
techUK
Confirmed

Speakers

Julie Brett
Head of Innovation and Business Change
HMPPS
Confirmed
Mike Wilkinson
Principal
North Highland
Confirmed
10:55 am - 11:35 am
Panel Discussion | Police in Focus

ROOM: Abbey

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 early March 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 debate what must be done so that policing can adapt to the digital environment, ensure it can pursue criminals, protect the vulnerable, and reduce crime.

Chair

Dr Hannah Quirk
Reader in Criminal Law
Kings College
Confirmed

Speakers

Emily Spurrell
Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Merseyside and Deputy CJS Lead
Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC)
Confirmed
Assistant Commissioner Nick Ephgrave QPM
Front Line Policing HQ & NPCC National Lead Criminal Justice
Metropolitan Police Service
Confirmed
11:15 am - 11:55 am
Panel Discussion | Reform Promised Better Data for the Justice Sector – But How Well Have We Done? Where Do We Go Next?

ROOM: Westminster

  • What has reform done for data? 
  • How can we harness data effectively to help improve the Criminal Justice Sector? 
  • Where are the gaps in relation to our understanding of the experience of victims, and how can reform help? 
  • New Technology, New Data – how can we better understand the data these solutions will generate and what to do with the data 
  • Rules on access – explore how accessible a digital justice system will be for the end user? 
  • The need to improve the collection and sharing of data 
  • Threats and Opportunities  

Chair

Dr Natalie Byrom
Research Director
The Legal Education Foundation
Confirmed

Speakers

Phil Bowen
Director
Centre for Justice Innovation
Confirmed
Dame Vera Baird
Commissioner
Victims' Commissioner for England & Wales
Confirmed
11:35 am - 11:55 am
Using Artificial Intelligence to Stay Ahead of the Ransomware Threat

ROOM: St James

With more than 30 ransomware attacks every second. The MOJ needs a new approach to managing and protecting data. This is especially relevant as more information is fragmented in the multi-cloud world and open to more points of access for collaboration and sharing.  

In this session Veritas explores the Ransomware Threat to UK Public sector and best practices to stay ahead of the Cyber Criminals, who look to do harm in critical infrastructure. 

Speakers

Ian Wood
UK&I Head of Technology
Veritas Technologies
Confirmed
11:35 am - 11:55 am
Using Technology to Protect and Support Victims of Crime in the Court Room

ROOM: Abbey

  • 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

Speakers

Joy Allen
Police and Crime Commissioner
Durham Crown Court
Confirmed
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Seminar Sessions

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 seminar details to follow from the following:

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Digital Collaboration Across the Criminal Justice Ecosystem

ROOM: Wordsworth

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.

Speakers

Greg Barsanti
Enterprise
Box
Confirmed
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Driving Positive Outcomes from Data Interaction and Merging Technologies

ROOM: St James

The panel will share their experience of the practical steps that can make data interoperable across the diverse Justice Sector, such as offender passports that help achieve a meaningful understanding of offending individuals and not just an order or case. This will cover points of interest to a wide range of Justice stakeholders, from Police; Courts; Probation; Sentencers and Policy and will provide insight into the long-term benefits of interventions, coupled with the foundation for building a model of offender behaviour with the opportunity to ask questions as part of a closing Q&A.

Chair

John Cheal
Solutions & Propositions Director, Justice & Policing
Capita
Confirmed

Speakers

Chief Inspector Alex Metcalfe
Business Change Manager
Greater Manchester Police
Confirmed
Lisa McDowell
Head of Operational Strategy and Design, Electronic Monitoring Expansion,
Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service
Confirmed
Nick Stevens
Solutions Consultant
Capita
Confirmed
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Joining up Justice in Practice: Public, Private and Third Sectors Working in Partnership to Improve Data-Sharing and Interoperability

ROOM: Westminster

Imagine fast and complete data sharing to support evidence based decision making. A better experience for victims, witnesses and all of the protagonists in every case.

Data is the key in each case in the justice system to understanding the story, however, the current process for sharing data is complex, resource intensive and time-hungry.

In this seminar we will be joined by North Yorkshire Police to co-present a powerful case study known as Project Shield, where CGI worked in partnership with North Yorkshire police, justice agencies, charities and academia to put in place more effective measures to better protect victims and survivors or domestic abuse by joining up sources of data.

We will then take lessons learned to explore what would mean in practice to join up data across justice and what is the future for the justice system?

Chair

Russell Goodenough
Senior Vice President of Consulting Services, UK Justice
CGI
Confirmed

Speakers

Clare Crossan
Domestic Abuse Inspector
North Yorkshire Police
Confirmed
David Watts
Director Consulting Expert
CGI
Confirmed
Nick Dale
Vice President of Consulting Services, UK Policing
CGI
Confirmed
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
#TechForGood – Improving Societal Outcomes through Partnerships in the Criminal Justice System

ROOM: Abbey

This seminar will explore how, by working together, we can address the big social issues within the Criminal Justice System. We will look at how Partnerships across all aspects of criminal justice, and beyond, can improve outcomes for society, citizens, communities, and those who commit to supporting victims, supporting rehabilitation, and those who wish to reform. 

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Speakers

Matthew Steiner
Business Solutions Strategist
VMware
Confirmed
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Modernising Medication Management in Custodial Settings

ROOM: Shelley

The seminar will cover modernising of medication management in prisons, based on a Proof of Concept implementation of an innovative solution in collaboration between Serco, PPG (the healthcare provider) and the suppliers: Traka and Unilink Software.  

There are many health inequalities between the prison population and the general population. For example, 42% of men and women in prison suffered from depression, compared to just over 10% of the rest of the population.

Custodial settings have experienced increased medication requirements for prisoners and projections suggest the volume of medications will continue to rise.

Prisoners often experience problems getting the medication they require. These include flash points around medical hatches, prisoners being bullied to handover their medication and prisoners having to choose between recreational activities or picking up their medication. These poor prisoner experiences when collecting medicine cause unsafe environments not just for prisoners but for all involved, including prison officers and healthcare professionals.

Technology solutions can facilitate flexible collection to create a secure environment for prisoners, healthcare professionals and prison staff to manage medications safely.

Speakers

Hayley Peek
Health and Social Care Director, Justice & Immigration
Serco UK & Europe
Confirmed
12:45 pm - 1:45 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.

 

1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
Seminar Sessions

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.

 

1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust – Digital Innovation within our Health and Justice Services

ROOM: Westminster

In responding to the coronavirus pandemic CNWL NHS Foundation Trust accelerated the adoption of digital across our health and care services. We are particularly proud of the advances our Health and Justice Services have made in utilising innovative technology to:

  • improve patient safety
  • create additional capacity,
  • improve health and well-being and
  • promote digital inclusion

Speakers

Richard de Vere White
Head of Digital Strategy and Innovation
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Confirmed
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
Reducing Recidivism Though Technology

ROOM: Shelley

The Senior Leadership Team at Meganexus and The CEO of SWIM Enterprises will be discussing The Resettlement Passport. 

This unique solution will help to bridge the gap of data poverty for prison leavers. Enabling service users to collect, control, consent and share their documents prior to their release and is easily accessed once back in the community.  

  • Introductions ​
  • About MEGANEXUS ​
  • About SWIM​
  • MEGANEXUS AND SWIM – Resettlement Passport ​
  • How we can help

Speakers

Chris Horton
Head of Sales and Marketing
Meganexus
Confirmed
Lee Johnson
Head of Commercial Operations
Meganexus
Confirmed
Peter Merrifield
CEO and Founder
SWIM
Confirmed
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
The Value of Partnership: HMCTS’ Journey to Service Management Maturity

ROOM: Abbey

How a government team of eight contracted Service Desk Analysts supporting 18 heritage services evolved into a blended Civil Servant and Managed Service function supporting over 200+ digital, scalable services across more than 7 portfolios.

 

Join us for an exploration of how the Digital & Technology Services department within Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Services has matured its capability and capacity over the space of four years.  

 

We will take you through how HMCTS transformed its Service Desk, Service Operations and Service Tooling – including the implementation of complex integrations to support efficiency and automation – and how it is now looking to the future. All in the midst of significant programmes of Digital Reform, a global pandemic, and a changing economic landscape. 

Speakers

Nukey Proctor
Head of Service Delivery
Methods
Confirmed
Sadekul Islam
Head of Live Operations
HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS)
Confirmed
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
The Importance of Data Quality in a Data-Driven World

ROOM: St James

Join this seminar and discuss and learn:

  • How do we define quality data? 
  • The impact of poor data quality on your people and communities 
  • Practical improvements to data quality  
  • Case studies 

Speakers

Ed Parker
Senior Consulting Manager
SSCL
Confirmed
Rob Francis-Brown
Senior Consulting Manager
SSCL
Confirmed
Stuart McGuire
Senior Consultant
SSCL
Confirmed
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
Time to Pay Attention – The Impact of Improving Outcomes for People with ADHD on the Criminal Justice System

ROOM: Wordsworth

Meeting the needs of offenders with neurodiverse conditions is becoming an increasingly important part of the Criminal Justice System agenda, with the 2021 evidence review of Neurodiversity in the Criminal Justice System identifying serious gaps in screening, resourcing and staff training, and the Prisons Strategy White Paper recognising the need for greater tailoring of prison services to better support people with ADHD. An estimated 25% of offenders have ADHD, a five to tenfold prevalence increase compared to the general population, yet the condition remains critically undiagnosed in prisons. Evidence shows that ADHD is linked to an increased risk of critical incidents (specifically verbal aggression and damage to property) and greater likelihood of re-offending, and the cost to the Criminal Justice System of untreated ADHD is estimated at £11.7m annually. However, if ADHD is recognised and managed appropriately, there could be a reduction in criminality of 32% in men and 41% in women. 

Join our expert panel discussion to explore why it is so important that people with ADHD are recognised and have access to appropriate care, and the impact this can have across the Criminal Justice System. 

  • Why is it important to recognise offenders with ADHD? 
  • What does appropriate care look like for ADHD in prison? 
  • What benefits would improved recognition and training in ADHD bring to the Criminal Justice System? 

Speakers

Dr Joe Johnson
Consultant Psychiatrist, Mid Mersey Adult ADHD Service North West Lead
UKAAN (UK Adult ADHD Network)
Confirmed
Hanah Sfar-Gandoura
Service Development Lead
Takeda UK
Confirmed
Rt Hon Paul Burstow
Independent Chair, Hertfordshire and West Essex ICS
Chair, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust & Chair, The Social Care Institute for Excellence
Confirmed
2:20 pm - 2:40 pm
Using Platform Technology to Enable Responsive & Connected Justice

ROOM: Main Plenary

Governments have long been working to transform justice systems by implementing procedural reforms and integrating technology. Salesforce is committed and investing heavily in bringing its overwhelming success in the private sector to public services such as this; to take complexity from legacy, to complement and enhance the current, and to bring proven rapid and organic solutions to tomorrow’s vision.

Hear how our technology can help: 

  • Integration – unify and simplify legacy data and applications, turn an historic problem into an asset 
  • Case management – rapid, configurable case management and managed multi-layer communications 
  • Automation – remove costly lag from process, boost performance and reduce overhead 
  • Collaboration – powerful common platform to complement all parts of the justice system 
  • Optimal Service management – full control and visibility of complex control centres and field operations, scalable and flexible 
  • Make data work for you – making the illogical, logical with powerful analytics and interrogation 

Speakers

Colin Chilvers
Client Director for Justice
Salesforce
Confirmed
Sabih Khan
Industry Executive for Public Safety & Justice
Salesforce
Confirmed
2:40 pm - 3:00 pm
Afternoon Keynote Address | Progress Update from the Criminal Courts

ROOM: Main Plenary

Speakers

Nick Goodwin
Chief Executive
HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS)
Confirmed
3:10 pm - 3:30 pm
Taking a Long-Term Approach to Tackling Drug Dependence and Improving Delivery of Dervices: The Independent Review of Drugs and the UK Government’s Strategy

ROOM: Main Plenary

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.

Speakers

Professor Dame Carol Black
Review Lead
Independent Review of Drugs
Confirmed
3:10 pm - 3:30 pm
The New Probation One Year On: The Role of the New Service and Latest Updates on Delivery Since June 2021

ROOM: Westminster

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

Join Jim Barton, Director in HMPPS and SRO for the Probation Reform and Electronic Monitoring Programmes, as he provides an update on what is working well so far, and offering guidance on further developments for the unified system.

Speakers

Jim Barton
Director in HMPPS
SRO for the Probation Reform and Electronic Monitoring Programmes
Confirmed
3:10 pm - 3:30 pm
Criminal Justice Technology Transformation

ROOM: St James

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

Speakers

Tony Blaker QPM
SRO CJ Transformation
Police Digital Service
Confirmed
3:10 pm - 3:50 pm
Panel Discussion | Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls

ROOM: Abbey

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

Chair

Dr Hannah Quirk
Reader in Criminal Law
Kings College
Confirmed

Speakers

Donna Covey CBE
Chief Executive
AVA (Against Violence and Abuse)
Confirmed
Lisa Townsend
Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey
Confirmed
3:30 pm - 3:50 pm
Case Study | Prison Leavers Project: Innovating to Tackle Reoffending

ROOM: Westminster

  • A £20million innovation programme, funded through HMT’s Shared Outcomes Fund, working with tech companies, third sector organisations, and across government departments to generate and deliver new initiatives to break the cycle of crime. 
  • Testing a range of approaches to identify scalable and effective opportunities to reduce reoffending based on robust evidence.  
  • Injecting the innovation and dynamism of the tech sector to develop custom-made solutions to reoffending challenges. 
  • Using the Local Leadership and Integration Fund – forging new local partnerships across voluntary and public sector to improve services that reduce reoffending in their communities. 

Speakers

Henry Davidson
Policy Lead in the Prison Leavers Project
Ministry of Justice
Confirmed
Jeffrey Allen
Lead Service Designer, Central Digital
Ministry of Justice
Confirmed
3:30 pm - 3:50 pm
Technology in the UK Correctional System: HMPPS Digital Modernisation – An Update from Probation Digital

ROOM: St James

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 Probation Digital will outline progress on:

  • Upgrading end-user technology for back-office staff in the Probation Service, focusing on connectivity, interoperability, and cost-effectiveness
  • Replacing legacy laptops, desktops and mobile devices for all staff working for the organisation
  • Working to improve data sharing amongst employees to enable better decision making
  • Building simpler, clearer, faster to use service including in the areas of risk assessment and case preparation for a sentence

Speakers

Mark Stanley
Deputy Director, Digital Probation, Justice Digital and Technology
Ministry of Justice
Confirmed
3:50 pm - 4:10 pm
Afternoon Break, Networking & Exhibition
4:10 pm - 4:50 pm
Closing Panel Discussion | Probation Reform Programme: Reflections on Implementation and Next Steps

ROOM: Main Plenary

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

 

Chair

Frances Flaxington
Senior Associate
Innovation Unit and Member, The National Crime Agency Independent Ethics Reference Group
Confirmed

Speakers

Justin Russell
HM Chief Inspector of Probation
HM Inspectorate of Probation
Confirmed
Kilvinder Vigurs
Regional Probation Director, Probation Service London
HM Prison & Probation Service
Confirmed
Sameer Iqbal
Stakeholder Development Lead
The Lived Experience Charter
Confirmed
4:50 pm
Chair’s Closing Remarks & Drinks Reception