Session 1: Innovative Models of Offender Management and Intervention (2 November @1100 CET)

Interested in learning more about innovative Models of Offender Management and Intervention, this webinar is for you.  We will start by addressing rehabilitative cultures, and the legitimacy of different regimes of intervention and support from a research perspective with Professor Ben Crewe. This will be followed by a dialogue between Associate Professor Kristian Mjåland and Gerhard Ploeg, Ph.D from the Directorate of Correctional Services of Norway, focusing on Norway’s philosophy of ‘ normality’ and the management challenges this presents. We will then explore applied rehabilitative models from the UK and Singapore. Governor Sonia Walsh will reflect on the Progressive Regime at Warren Hill Prison in England and Superintendent Ben Chia will discuss the Captain of Lives model in Singapore and provide 10 practical suggestions to develop rehabilitative culture in prisons. 

This presentation will highlight the burning ambition for rehabilitation focusing on models of staff interaction that inspire change and make a difference


Prof. Ben Crewe

Professor of Penology and Criminal Justice, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, UK

dR. Kristian Mjåland

Associate Professor, University of Agder, Norway

Gerhard Ploeg, Ph.d

Senior Adviser, Directorate of Correctional Services of Norway

Sonia Walsh

Governor , HMP Wayland, UK

MR. Benjamin CHIA

Commander, Cluster B, Singapore Prison Service 

Session 2: Staff Motivation and Well-being (5 November @1700 CET)

Staff is the most valuable asset in any correctional system, they play a crucial role in the operations and rehabilitation processes. This webinar will focus on what international research tells us about staff motivation and well-being and then review system-wide best practices aiming at transforming culture to improve staff well-being and outcomes. Examples from ‘applied’ research findings in North America, Africa, China and other regions will be highlighted.  The implementation of successful comprehensive system plans, practices and procedures will be presented by the Correctional Service of Canada and the Oregon State Department of Corrections.


Dr. Brie Williams

Professor of Medicine, University of California& Director, Amend, USA


Colette S. Peters

Director, Oregon Department of Corrections, USA

Prof. Eric Lambert

Department of Criminal Justice, University of Nevada, Reno, USA

Meghan Provost

Director, Workplace Wellness and Employee Well-being, Correctional Service Canada

Session 3: Effective Community/Supervision Strategies (24 November @1100 CET)

What is good correctional practice within the community?  Professor Fergus McNeil will highlight the key role the ‘community’ should play if corrections is to develop a true desistance-focused practice within those communities.  Three examples of good community corrections will then be presented: Jake Philips discussing an innovative model of ‘community hubs’ implemented in a number of probation districts in the UK; Jason Hainsworth and Lacey McMillan outlining both the challenges and ‘surprise benefits’ of a change in community supervision approach in New South Wales; and Brian Heath reflecting on his long years of experience maintaining an innovative and effective Probation Service in a small jurisdiction with limited resources.


Prof. Fergus McNeill

Professor of Criminology & Social Work, University of Glasgow, UK

Dr. Jake Phillips

Reader in Criminology, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Jason Hainsworth

Director, Strategy, Community Corrections NSW, Australia

Lacey McMillan

Acting Director, Strategic Operations, Community Corrections, NSW, Australia 

Brian Heath, MBE

Former Director of Probation on the Isle of Jersey

Session 4: Strategies for Women Offenders (25 November @1400 CET)

Join us to learn all about what we know and what we don’t know about criminalized women. Three experts will provide an overview of what we think we know about what works with women and provide perspectives from researchers, practitioners and women with lived experience. As we recognize the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Bangkok Rules, we will learn what they mean and the challenges of implementing them. We will also learn about what advocacy groups are doing in meeting the challenges that women with lived experience face every day. Join us to hear from Prof. Loraine Gelsthorpe, Director of the Institute of Criminology at Cambridge University; Chontit Cheunurah, Director at the Thailand Institute of Justice, and Emilie Coyle, Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies.


Prof. Loraine Gelsthorpe

Director, Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice, University of Cambridge, UK

Emilie Coyle

Executive Director, Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies

Chontit Chuenurah

Director, Office for the Bangkok Rules and Treatment of Offenders, Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ)