22 February, 2017: Sopra Steria is pleased to be the technical partner for the "Doing it Justice: Breaking barriers to criminal justice transformation report", released today. The paper highlights that reform of the criminal justice system has failed to deliver the necessary improvements in safety and security, and that the current system is not reducing the high rates of reoffending.
"Breaking Barriers: Doing it Justice" is an independent review led by the Rt. Hon Hazel Blears, Professor Lord Patel of Bradford OBE and Dr Jon Bashford, and is the first of its kind to fully explore the opportunities presented by a devolved approach to Criminal Justice.
The paper launches today at the Breaking Barriers: Doing it Justice Summit at the Midland Hotel, Manchester.
Commenting on the Report, Barbara Parn, Head of Justice, Sopra Steria says, “Unacceptably high levels of reoffending characterise today’s criminal justice system; something has to change. This report highlights the urgent need to shift emphasis from incarceration to a holistic approach focused on rehabilitation, and identifies technology’s enabling role in supporting this.”
Read the Breaking Barriers' Press Release titled, "Mayors must seize newly-devolved criminal justice powers to cut reoffending rates, new report urges" and the Breaking Barriers Report.
The launch event will bring together over 100 leaders and managers from policing, prisons, courts, health, housing, education, voluntary sector, local government and Whitehall to discuss the further explore the report’s findings.
As part of the event Sopra Steria will also present a joint workshop entitled Moving on from ‘life on ‘the inside’ to ‘life on the outside’ with HMP Forest Bank. The session will discuss two initiatives focused on joining up custody, prison and release.
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