The Forgiveness Project – Annual Lecture

on October 11, 2017

We are excited to announce that writer and broadcaster, Richard Holloway will be delivering our Annual Lecture on The Politics of Forgiveness. The conversation will be chaired by Shadow Attorney General and member of the House of Lords, Shami Chakrabarti.

Forgiveness is normally associated with the experience of individuals and the ebb and flow of their personal relationships. But it is arguable that forgiveness – or its lack – at the institutional or political level is even more important for the health of the human community. In this lecture, Richard Holloway will offer a wide-ranging interpretation of the complexity of the human condition and the fundamental importance of forgiveness to the sustaining of its social and political institutions. And he will argue that there has rarely been a time when it is more needed than today.

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Commonweal Housing – Mothers in the Criminal Justice System – Re-Unite: Ten Year Review

on October 11, 2017

Commonweal Housing are hosting a breakfast reception on the 11th October in Westminster to mark the release of their report Re-Unite: Ten Year Review. Speakers at the reception include The Rt Hon. the Baroness Corston, who will deliver an address on progress made since the publication of the Corston report. Jenny Earle, Prison Reform Trust, and Kate Paradine, Women in Prison, will also be joining a panel of expert speakers to discuss topics including the housing needs of women within the criminal justice system and how best to support mothers in the Criminal Justice System and those exiting custody.

For further details please contact Edward Lowe at

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Clinks – AGM

on November 2, 2017

We are delighted to invite you to attend our Annual General Meeting (AGM). Our AGM is always a well-attended and lively event, offering you a great opportunity to network and comment on our work and priorities for the year ahead.

The AGM allows us to carry out business vital to our work, including electing trustees and appointing auditors. The event will be followed by a drinks reception where you can network with fellow members, policy makers and funders.

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The Care Leavers’ Association

on November 27, 2017

This event, led by The Care Leavers’ Association (CLA) and with the support of academic partners, will re-visit the position and experience of care leavers within criminal justice settings. Identifying a number of issues which are out of scope in the current discussion, sessions will address the visibility of care leavers in the criminal justice context, the criminalisation of young people in the care system, the issues that present for criminalised adult care leavers across their life course, intersectional understanding of experiences of care and the challenges of disrupting institutional pathways between the care and criminal justice systems.

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Police Foundation – Annual Conference

on November 29, 2017

The Police Foundation’s eighth annual conference will look at how the police can work much more collaboratively with other agencies and with citizens to prevent crime and solve complex problems. It will explore examples of integrated place-based working from around the UK and discuss how public service systems as a whole need to change if they are to address the more complex times in which we live. This year’s event will provide an opportunity to debate with and learn from some of the leading experts in the field about how the police, the criminal justice system and wider public services can best respond to these challenges.

CJA members can buy tickets with a 50 per cent discount by contacting

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