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Policing the Community Conference and Community Awards 2017

Audience at the Q&A session at the Howard League Community Awards and conference 2016
  • Date: 8 Nov 2017

  • Location: King's Fund, Cavendish Square, London W1G 0AN


  • Shortlisted projects : £120

  • Supported rate (voluntary sector) : £145

  • Commercial rate (statutory and private sectors) : £195

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    Wednesday 8 November 2017
    The King’s Fund, 11–13 Cavendish Square,
    London W1G 0AN

    The Howard League for Penal Reform remains concerned that too many people are being brought into conflict with the criminal justice system and the problematic implications this has for their future lives.

    This one day conference will provide an opportunity for delegates to explore best practice in policing and diversion from crime and custody. The conference will explore innovations in policy and practice in relation to child arrests and ‘looked after’ children, policing and adults, and race and the criminal justice system.

    The conference will also include the Community Awards 2017, recognising the country’s most successful community projects encouraging desistance from crime.

    Speakers and contributors will include:

    • Frances Crook, Chief Executive, the Howard League for Penal Reform
    • Martin Hewitt, Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and Vice Chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council
    • Sophie Linden, London’s Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime
    • Karyn McCluskey, Chief Executive, Criminal Justice Scotland
    • Gerry Marshall, Trustee, Howard League for Penal Reform
    • Andrew Neilson, Director of Campaigns, Howard League for Penal Reform
    • Olivia Pinkney QPM MA, Chief Constable, Hampshire Constabulary
    • Claire Sands, Youth Justice Researcher

    Conference structure

    Held at the King’s Fund, delightful Grade II listed Georgian townhouse, the conference will start with coffee and registration at 9.30am. All delegates will receive a comprehensive conference pack. There will be plenary sessions with time for questions and debate. An exhibition of shortlisted programmes will be open for viewing throughout the event. Enjoy delicious hot buffet lunch with ample time for networking and exchange of ideas.

    The conference will be followed by the Howard League AGM and public meeting.  Our guest speaker this year will be Cressida Dick, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. All conference attendees are welcome to join us for the public part of the meeting. Find out more and book your place at at the AGM.

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