The Offender Learning Journey: Where to – how far?
This conference, organised by the Institute of Education, acts as a forum for those involved with education, training or employment for offenders and ex-offenders. It raises the profile of education in the Criminal Justice System.
The majority of offenders are aged under 25. Additionally, education and training are of particular relevance to offenders aged under 25. In order to address provision aimed at this age group it is necessary to engage with both youth and adult sectors of the Criminal Justice System and in supporting this conference, Sir John Cass’s Foundation helps bring together policymakers, practitioners, ex-offenders, third sector organisations and academics to discuss how to reduce social exclusion and re-offending rates.
In his speech to the conference, Sir John Cass’s Foundation Treasurer and Chairman said:
“ The Foundation has provided substantial assistance to a large number of Prisoner Education initiatives over the last twenty years or so, as prisoner education, has and currently forms, part of our Grants Strategy. We are keen to engage with all those involved in this specialist field in order to achieve a reduction in re-offending rates and a much needed improvement in the educational participation and attainment levels of those in the prison estate ”
For more information see: http://www.ioe.ac.uk/research/85481.html