SERIF is holding a conference [11th May, Swindon, free] that will look at the potential contribution of social enterprise and mutuals to reducing reoffending and to the delivery of the prison reform agenda. Book here

A conference to look at the potential contribution of social enterprise and mutuals to reducing reoffending and to the delivery of the prison reform agenda. It will 

  • hear from policy thinkers helping to shape the future of the prison service
  • look at examples of social enterprise programmes at work and under development in prisons
  • discuss how social enterprise and mutuals can contribute to the prison reform agenda, and some of the practical barriers to be overcome
  • consider how the evidence about the positive impact of social enterprise and mutuals can be improved and can be more widely shared

Confirmed Speakers include Pamela Dow (Ministry of Justice), Dave Nicholson (Co-operative Mutual Solutions) who will deliver the Plowden Lecture, Fiona Sample (Oswin Project), Fran Findlater (Bounce Back) ... more speakers to be confirmed

Who should attend?

NOMS staff, social enterprise practitioners and professionals, NOMS contractors, VCSE organisations, academics and researchers with an interest in the Criminal Justice system.

The event will be hosted and chaired by the Social Enterprise Research & Innovation Foundation. It is part-funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

Book here