Justice Devolution: where next?
In a world of rising demand and shrinking budgets, justice devolution is firmly on the agenda and there is growing interest in and support for the idea of a more localised justice system.
The latest report from the think tank Governup will be published on 14th December. It argues that it no longer makes sense for government to continue tinkering around the edges, attempting top-down reform of individual criminal justice agencies from above. Instead, local leaders should be empowered to join up services from the bottom up - in order to deal with the root cause of crime - rather than managing its consequences and to ensure services can be built around the needs of victims.
iNetwork and MetroPolis are hosting the launch of this thought-provoking GovernUp report which will bring together PCCs, former government ministers, and government policy makers. If you're interested in criminal justice policy or involved in policing, the legal system, prisons, probation or youth policy, this event should be of interest to you.
The report has been authored by Harvey Redgrave, a former Deputy Director of the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit, home affairs advisor to Ed Miliband, and currently Director of Strategy at Crest Advisory.
GovernUp is an independent think tank dedicated to improving the effectiveness of government. They have spent a year examining the case for justice devolution, work that is culminating in this report.
Crest Advisory provides strategic policy insight into the criminal justice sector. MetroPolis is Manchester Metropolitan University’s research-led think tank. iNetwork is a local public sector partnership, creating safe spaces to network, learn and share innovation and best practice in the delivery of local public services.
What's on the agenda?
Rt Hon. Nick Herbert MP, Conservative MP for Arundel and South Downs, Co- Chair of Governup.
Harvey Redgrave, Director of Strategy at Crest Advisory and author of the report on justice devolution.
Commissioner Tony Lloyd, Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner and Interim Mayor for Greater Manchester
Christoper Fox, Director of Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Manchester Metropolitan University
Other invited speakers to be confirmed.
All delegates will be given the opportunity to ask questions, share their own views and experiences and network with colleagues on the day.
Who should attend?
This event will be of interest to colleagues that are involved in the devolution and localisation of the justice system. This may include (but not limited to) representatives from: Councils, Police, Fire and Rescue, Health, Media, Think Tanks, third sector, magistrates, Prisons, Universities, central government etc.
iNetwork events provide a forum for colleagues from local authorities, health organisations, Police, Fire and Rescue, social housing and other public sector organisations to come together to discuss issues that impact on the public sector and to provide learning opportunities, encourage innovation and efficiency savings whilst delivering improved outcomes for citizens.
What else do I need to know?
We may take photographs during the event which we may use for promotion and social media. If you not wish for your photograph to be taken. Please bring this to the attention to the event organiser on the day.
The twitter hashtag for the event is #JusticeDevo.
In the drive towards efficiency and the effective management of resources, catering arrangements will only be made for registered delegates.
No cancellation charges apply, however each no-show or last minute cancellations is costly, using funds that cannot be recouped. Please let us know if you are no longer able to attend at least 7 days before this event so that we can make adjustments to catering requirements with the venue. Wherever possible, delegate substitution with a colleague is much appreciated.
The Fine Print
Event registration: Attendance is FREE for all public and non public sector attendees. Please register for this event if you plan to attend, as unregistered attendees risk being turned away on the day.
Name badges will be printed according to the information that is entered on the registration screen. Please ensure you use proper case. If you are registering for other people please enter their full details otherwise they will not have name badges or be on the entry list and therefore may also not be able to enter.
Special or Dietary Requirements: You will be asked to specify if you have any special or MEDICALLY RELATED dietary requirements when completing the registration form. Please note, vegetarian options are provided as standard.