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Reducing Reoffending and Improving Communities Through Rehabilitation Programmes

Reoffending cost the economy approximately £11 billion annually, according to the Centre for Mental Health. In this video Joy Allen, Police and Crime Commissioner for Durham Police discusses how the Checkpoint Intervention Programme has reduced reoffending rates in Durham. She shares the eligibility criteria Checkpoint uses and strategies to help offenders address the underlying causes of their offending behaviour.

Giving a Voice to Victims throughout the Criminal Justice System

Many victims have expressed their disappointment in the criminal justice system. Findings from the Victims Commissioner’s 2021 Victim Survey reveal that only 43% of respondents said they would report a crime again. In this video, Nina Champion, Director of the Criminal Justice Alliance gives insights into improving trust, confidence and communications in the criminal justice system. She discusses ways to give victims a voice throughout the process and better support their needs through co-production.

Criminal Behaviour Orders: Insights from ASB Help

Criminal Behaviour orders were introduced as part of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, replacing Anti-Social Behaviour Orders. We heard from Angela Denison, Victim and Partnership Project Manager at ASB help about her own experience of using Criminal Behaviour Orders.

Supporting Victims and Witnesses to Achieve Good Evidence in Criminal Proceedings

In 2020, only 6% of victims were satisfied with their initial contact with the police. Rachel Roberts, Head of the Victim and Witness Care Unit at Surrey Police shared how the Unit has been able to support victims and witnesses at every step through the Criminal Justice System.

In conversation: How the Surrey Checkpoint Programme has helped tackle the reoffending cycle

Breaking the offending cycle is one of the biggest challenges the criminal justice system faces. Organisations need to work together to support and engage with offenders and help prevent them from reoffending. We heard from Craig Jones of the Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner’s office about how the Checkpoint Programme has helped reduce reoffending rates.

Domestic Abuse: Improving Police Response to Domestic Abuse

In the year ending March 2021, the police recorded nearly 1.5 million domestic abuse-related incidents and crimes. Roy Wilshire, Lead for Domestic Abuse, HM Inspector of Constabulary and HM Inspector of Fire Services shared the latest findings from the inspection on how police forces have responded to recent cases of violence against women and girls and how the police can improve.

Gangs and County Lines: An Overview

County lines is a form of criminal exploitation in which criminals groom and manipulate children into drug dealing. Many young people end up involved in violent crime as a result. This infographic gives an overview of the current statistics around county lines, gang involvement and violent crime in the UK.

Community Engagement in Local Policing

Community policing is as important today as it has ever been. This article provides insights into the current challenges local forces are facing and the strategies that are in place to tackle them.

Why Gangs, Violence and Weapon Crime is on the Rise and What to do About it?

Professor Simon Harding of the University of West London discusses gangs, knives and youth violence, why it is on the rise and what to do about it.

Offender Management: Insights from the Minister for Prisons and Probation

Alex Chalk MP, Minister for Prisoners and probation provided the latest updates in probation services at the Offender Management Conference 2021.

Combatting Gangs, Violence & County Lines: Drugs, Exploitation and Harm Reduction

Jason Kew, Detective Chief Inspector of Thames Valley VRU spoke to us about the work they've been doing to spot and prevent exploitation, and reduce drug-related harm.

Combatting Gangs, Violence & County Lines: Preventing and Reducing Violence through Place-Based Interventions

Speaking at our conference on tackling county lines gang violence, Karina Wane of the London VRU spoke through the role of place-based interventions.

Promoting Digital Literacy in the Police & Criminal Justice Workforce

Technology presents massive opportunities in criminal justice. This article will examine the role of digital technology in modern policing, whilst outlining training methods of the College of Policing in digital literacy.

Tackling Gangs, Violence and Weapon Crime: Operation Sycamore, Getting Knives off the Streets

Rebecca Statham, Campaign and Engagement Team Leader, and Detective Inspector Roger Edwards, of Greater Manchester Police, speak about Operation Sycamore and taking knives off the streets at the Tackling Gangs, Violence and Weapon Crime Conference 2020.

Tackling Gangs, Violence and Weapon Crime: Discussion with Becky Fedia and Geoff Thompson

Becky Fédia, National Programme Manager, Disrupting Exploitation Programme at The Children’s Society and Geoff Thompson MBE, Founder and Chair of Youth Charter take audience questions.

Tackling Gangs, Violence and Weapon Crime: A Multi-Agency Response to Organised Crime and Disrupting Gangs

Chief Inspector Ben Ewart of Greater Manchester Police speaks about the benefits of a multi-agency response to organised crime at the Tackling Gangs, Violence and Weapon Crime Conference 2020.

Tackling Gangs, Violence and Weapon Crime: Preventing Children from being Exploited by County Lines Gangs

Becky Fédia, National Programme Manager, Disrupting Exploitation Programme at The Children’s Society speaks about child criminal exploitation at the Tackling Gangs, Violence and Weapon Crime Conference 2020.

Tackling Gangs, Violence and Weapon Crime: Inspiring Young People to Turn Away from Gang Crime

Geoff Thompson MBE, Founder and Chair of Youth Charter speaks about inspiring young people to turn away from Gangs at the Tackling Gangs, Violence and Weapon Crime Conference 2020.

Tackling Gangs, Violence and Weapon Crime: Tackling County Lines, Violence and Exploitation

Mick McNally, Senior Advisor on Violence Reduction at the Ministry of Justice discusses county lines, violence and exploitation at Tackling Gangs, Violence and Weapon Crime Conference 2020.

Tackling Gangs, Violence and Weapon Crime: From Murder Capital of Europe to a Role Model for London

Niven Rennie, Director of the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit discusses Glasgow's transition from 'murder capital of Europe to a role model for London' at the Tackling Gangs, Violence and Weapon Crime Conference 2020.