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Probation-Sentencer Liaison Network

Invitation to the Forum and Launch Seminars


27 September 2016
Probation-Sentencer Liaison Network

We are pleased to announce the Probation-Sentencer Liaison Network (PSLN), launched in collaboration with the Probation Institute. The Network is open to all who have an interest in sentencing and probation; and offers both a moderated Online Forum* and a series of Launch Seminars commencing in October. *You will need to scroll down the page to the PSLN forum.

Glenys Stacey, HM Chief Inspector of ProbationGlenys Stacey, HM Chief Inspector of Probation (pictured right), will open the launch seminars and share her thinking on Sentences, Sentencing and Probation in the new world.

The Probation Institute and Magistrates’ Association are working together to promote the learning and development of professionals working in the criminal justice sector; for the exchange of views on key issues including sentencing, rehabilitation, protection of the public and confidence in the justice system.

The PSLN is aimed at those working in probation and rehabilitation, the judiciary and magistracy, and all who play a significant role in the delivery of justice. It will be open and inclusive, welcoming the exchange of views between practitioners and managers from probation, rehabilitation and resettlement and sentencers, providing a much needed opportunity in the newly transformed environment.

Launch seminars

Tuesday 18 October at Middlesex University

Thursday 17 November at Manchester Magistrates’ Court

The two launch seminars in October and November will provide the first opportunity for open discussion. Through this and future events the PSLN will be addressing:

  • Risk assessment, court reports and supporting sentencing decisions
  • Organisation of Through the Gate and the implementation of Court Orders
  • Assessing wider rehabilitation and resettlement outcomes, and providing feedback to inform sentencing, interventions and supervision
  • The organisation and role of specialist courts
  • Promoting and facilitating joint, cross sectoral training

The London Launch Seminar will be held at Middlesex University, London on 18 October 13.30- 16.30

The Manchester Launch Seminar will be held at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on 17 November 13.00- 16.00

There will be a small charge of £20 per head for members of the Probation Institute/ Magistrates’ Association and £30 for non-members, places will be limited to 50 people at each event.

To reserve a place at one of the launch seminars please go to the PSLN page or email events@magistrates-association.org.uk. Further details will be sent on registration.
If you would like more information or to discuss your participation in the PSLN please contact either Richard Monkhouse or Helen Schofield.

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