SMF-ESRC: Ask The Expert: Supporting ex-offenders on their path to rehabilitation and employment

The SMF Ask The Expert series, in association with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), brings academic research on public policy into the heart of Westminster.

In the next Ask the Expert seminar, they’ll be joined by the Rt Hon David Gauke MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice; Frances Crook, Howard League for Penal Reform; Professor Fergus McNeill, University of Glasgow and Dr Philippa Tomczak, University of Nottingham.

The panel will examine policies and research to address ex-offender rehabilitation by exploring:

  • Current rehabilitation policies and legislative ideals for reducing reoffending
  • The role of prisons, the community and business in rehabilitation

James Kirkup, SMF Director

Rt Hon David Gauke MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice
Frances Crook, Chief Executive, Howard League for Penal Reform
Prof Fergus McNeill, Professor of Criminology & Social Work, University of Glasgow
Dr Philippa Tomczak, Senior Research Fellow (Nottingham Research Fellow), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nottingham.

Date and Time:
Tuesday 20 November 2018, 12:00 – 13:00
Light refreshments will be served from 11:30
The discussion will include a Q&A session and will be broadcast live via Periscope on the SMF’s Twitter feed.

Central Westminster
Details will be emailed to registered attendees 

To register your interest, please email Hannah Murphy at with your full name, role, organisation and any dietary or access requirements

This event is taking place as part of the ESRC’s Festival of Social Science. Find out more on the ESRC website, and follow the Festival on Twitter using #esrcfestival

Follow the series on Twitter via @SMFthinktank and @ESRC, #SMFask

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