PCA Workshop: Probation Research and Practice
10 December: 10.45-15.30 (11.15 start)
Durham & Tees Valley Probation Trust: Darlington Office
We would like to invite you to attend a PCA workshop on the future of probation research and practice on the 10 December in Darlington at Durham & Tees Valley Probation Trust.
The workshop would be particularly suitable for those involved in the commissioning and undertaking research projects, and implementing research findings to improve probation practice.
The workshop will be a timely opportunity to share experiences and developments in probation research and practice, and consider how the use of evidence and relationships between research, commissioning and professional practice could be strengthened in the future. Keynote speakers include Prof. Fergus McNeill, University of Glasgow. There will also be contributions from probation practitioners from different Trusts across the country.
In particular, the workshop will consider:
Developing techniques/methods for measuring outcomes and effectiveness of probation, especially against the likely future priorities of Transforming Rehabilitation
How the developing desistance literature and focus on learning from probation service users could be used to improve probation practice
The relationships between probation commissioners, providers and academic/research institutions, including the potential for developing a Probation Institute
A draft programme for the workshop is attached.
The workshop will take place on Tuesday 10th December at the Darlington Office of Durham & Tees Valley Probation Trust, 9 Corporation Road, Darlington, DL3 6TH (20 minute walk from Darlington rail station, or an 8 minute walk from North Road Darlington rail station – see map attached). Refreshments will be on arrival from 10.35, and the workshop will begin from 11.15-15.30. A sandwich lunch will be provided.
The workshop is free to attend, although unfortunately we are unable to finance individual travel expenses. Please get in touch with Ben Ritchie at ben.ritchie@localhost or 03000 480 058 to put forward delegates or if you have any further questions concerning the event.
Savas Hadjipavlou, Chief Executive, Probation Chiefs Association
Draft programme: PCA workshop on probation research & practice – 10 December 2013, Darlington
10.45-11.15 Refreshments upon arrival
11.15 Chairs welcome –Linda Hennigan, CE of Bedfordshire PT and PCA Research lead
11.20 Developing techniques/methods for measuring outcomes and effectiveness of practice
Contributions from: Ministry of Justice Offender Management & Sentencing Analytical Services [Invited] Panel of Probation Trust research leads [line up to be confirmed]
12.30-13.30 Networking Lunch 13.30-14.30 Research on desistance and learning from service users to influence probation practice Session led by: Prof. Fergus McNeill, University of Glasgow
14.30-15.25 Relationships between probation commissioners, providers and academic/research institutions
15.25-15.30 Closing remarks
Durham Tees Valley Probation Trust – Darlington Office 9 Corporation Road Darlington County Durham DL3 6TH Tel: 01325 486231 Fax: 01325 382760
20 minute walk from Darlington rail station, or an 8 minute walk from North Road Darlington rail station
The nearest car park to Corporation Road is on Gladstone Street. Directions as follows: As above but instead of turning right onto Corporation Road, following the main road to the next roundabout. Go all the way around the roundabout until you are heading back in the direction you came from. Take the first left turn onto Gladstone Street.
Walk through the park to reach Corporation Road and turn right. The Probation Office is next to White Bros. Motorcycles. Alternatively once you get onto Corporation Road park in any one of the side streets.