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Howard League ‘In Conversation’

The Howard League has been holding a series of online ‘In Conversation’ events.

The first event was held on Monday 12 October 2020 when Frances Crook, our Chief Executive talked to Lyn Brown MP, the Labour Party’s Shadow Minister for Prisons and Probation. The second conversation was held on Tuesday 13 October 2020 with Sir Bob Neill MP Conservative MP and chair of the Justice Select Committee. Some of the issues discussed where the huge challenges facing criminal justice system as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

In the third in the series of conversations, held on Tuesday 17 October 2020, Frances Crook talked to Peter Clarke CVO OBE QPM, Former Chief Inspector of Prisons who reflected on his time in the role.

On Monday 7 December 2020 we were in conversation with Lord Ken Macdonald QC, President of the Howard League for Penal Reform, Warden of Wadham College Oxford, founder member of Matrix Chambers and former Director of Public Prosecutions.

The video recording of the meeting is now available online here.

 

Howard League In Conversation with Dame Vera Baird DBE QC, Victims’ Commissioner (VC) for England and Wales was held on Wednesday 27 January 2021.

The video recording of the event is available online here.

 

 

Howard League In Conversation with Anne Longfield OBE, former Children’s Commissioner for England.Tuesday 16 March 2021.

The video of the event is available online here.

 

 

 

Howard League in Conversation with Patrice Lawrence, award-winning writer for children, teenagers and adults was held on Wednesday 24 March 2021.The focus of the event was on tackling racism in the criminal justice system through stories.

The video of the event is available online here.

 

 

Howard League In Conversation with Anna Hemmings, CEO, GamCare was held on Tuesday 27 April 2021. In this In Conversation event, Frances Crook, CEO of the Howard League for Penal Reform talked with Anna Hemmings, Chief Executive Officer, GamCare about the Howard League Community Awards and GamCare winning the ‘Organisation of the year award 2020’, about the work of the Howard League Commission on Crime and Problem Gambling and GamCare’s national work in this area, including their Hertfordshire Problem Gambling Project and the launch of a new criminal justice system gambling programme.

The video recording of the event is available online here.

Howard League in Conversation Make Amends was held on Thursday 6 May 2021. Make Amends won the Howard League Community Award in  ‘Restorative approaches’ category in 2020. In this conversation Frances Crook, CEO of the Howard League for Penal Reform talked with Soo Brizell, Service Manager, Make Amends (Shekinah) and Superintendent Ryan Doyle, Head of Criminal Justice and Custody, Devon and Cornwall Police. Ryan is also the Founder and Chairman of the charity LHDiversity (commonly known as “Local Heroes”).

The video recording of the event is available online here.

Howard League In Conversation with Professor David Wilson was held on Tuesday 1 June 2021. In this In Conversation event, Frances Crook was talking with Professor David Wilson, Professor Emeritus of Criminology at Birmingham City University and former Trustee and Vice Chair of the Howard League for Penal Reform. The event launched a week of celebrations to mark the centenary of the merger of the Penal Reform League and the Howard Association to form the Howard League for Penal Reform.

The video recording of the event is available online here.

Listen to the conversation in a podcast:

Howard League In Conversation with Caroline Adams QPM was held on Thursday 22 July 2021. In this In Conversation Frances Crook, Chief Executive of the Howard League was talking with Caroline Adams QPM, Staff Officer for the National Children & Young Persons Portfolio at the National Police Chiefs’ Council, about the work the Howard League and the police have been doing to reduce child arrests and unnecessary criminalisation of children in residential care.

The video recording of the event is available online here.

Howard League In Conversation with Justin Russell was held on Wednesday 15 September 2021.In this In Conversation Frances Crook, Chief Executive of the Howard League will be talking with Justin Russell, HM Chief Inspector of Probation.

The video recording of the event is available online here.

 

 

On Tuesday 28 September 2021 Ian Hislop, writer, journalist and broadcaster was talking with Frances Crook reflecting on her time as Chief Executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform and the state of the nation.

The video recording of the event is available online here.

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