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Events · Howard League events

Policing the Community Conference and Community Awards 2018

  • Date: 14 Nov 2018

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


  • Shortlisted projects : £125

  • Supported rate (voluntary sector) : £150

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

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    Policing the community conference and Howard League Community Awards 2018 was held on Wednesday 14 November 2018
    at 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 provided an opportunity for delegates to explore best practice in policing and diversion from crime and custody. The conference explored 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 also included the Community Awards 2018, recognising the country’s most successful community projects encouraging desistance from crime.

    Speakers and contributors:

    • The Rt Hon the Lord Bradley of Withington
    • Ann Coffey MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Runaway and Missing Children and Adults
    • Frances Crook, Chief Executive, Howard League for Penal Reform
    • Kathy Evans, Chief Executive, Children England
    • Penelope Gibbs, Director, Transform Justice
    • Amber James, Head of County Services, Hampshire & Isle of Wight
    • Katie Kempen, Chief Executive, Independent Custody Visiting Association
    • Rt Hon David Lammy MP
    • Gerry Marshall, Trustee, Howard League for Penal Reform
    • Elizabeth Morony, Partner, Clifford Chance LLP and Trustee, Howard League for Penal Reform
    • Andrew Neilson, Director of Campaigns, Howard League for Penal Reform
    • Lord Paddick, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson in the House of Lords
    • Claire Sands, Youth Justice Researcher
    • ACC Nick May, Sussex Police

    Conference agenda

    The conference was followed by the Howard League AGM and public meeting addressed by our guest speaker, Bob Neill MP, Chairman, Justice Select Committee.

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