Panel Discussion: Transforming Rehabilitation: Reflections Two Years On

Thursday, 7 July 2016 from 17:15 to 19:30
Liverpool John Moores University – The Law School, Redmonds Building Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, L3 5UG

A collaboration between Probation Journal and Liverpool John Moores University

In 2014, a radically new delivery landscape for the delivery of probation services in England and Wales emerged as a result of the Transforming Rehabilitation reforms. This has led to the break-up of what was formerly a unified public body with high risk public protection work retained within the public sector (in a new National Probation Service) and the majority of probation work undertaken in 21 newly contracted and privately managed Community Rehabilitation Companies. The past two years have been marked by a period of unprecedented organisational change as the new structures have been implemented. To coincide with the launch of a special edition of Probation Journal (published by Sage in June 2016 ) this event brings together speakers from the main stakeholders to each discuss, and reflect on, the challenges, contradictions and potential opportunities in the reforms followed by a question and answer session. The event is free and open to all practitioners, academics and interested stakeholders and will be preceded by a wine reception at Liverpool John Moores University.


  • Roz Hamilton, Deputy┬áDirector of NPS North West
  • Ian Lawrence, General Secretary of Napo
  • Prof Paul Senior, Chair of the Probation Institute
  • Dame Glenys Stacey, HM Chief Inspector of Probation
  • Yvonne Thomas, Interserve (Justice Division) Manager Director

The event will be chaired by Lol Burke, Editor, Probation Journal.

The event will take place in The Law School, Liverpool John Moores University, Redmonds Building, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L3 5UG

Refreshments available from: 17:15