What’s going on in the parole (and prison) system?

Tue, 23/10/2018 - 17:45
The East of England’s leading family charity, Ormiston Families, is holding its annual lecture at Fitzwilliam College. The lecture will be delivered by Professor Nicola Padfield on ‘what’s going on in the parole (and prison) system?’

Professor Padfield is Master of Fitzwilliam College and Professor of Criminal and Penal Justice at the University of Cambridge. Her recent research has explored how prison works in practice, the law on release and how this is perceived by offenders. In the lecture, Professor Padfield will discuss this research in the wider context of the current turbulence in both prisons and probation services, arguing the case for a somewhat different and more ‘joined up’ system.

Gavin Lamb, Fundraising Manager for Ormiston families, said: “Our annual lecture will look at how ex-offenders can best be supported in their attempts to leave crime behind. This aligns well with our charity’s work in prisons, based on the premise that ex-offenders who maintain ties with their family are less likely to re-offend and end back in prison.”

We are very much looking forward to welcoming along anybody interested in this topic and at a fantastic venue, with all ticket proceeds going to Ormiston Families.”

The lecture will be followed by drinks and canapés, kindly sponsored by Strutt and Parker.

Tickets cost £25 per person and can be booked at www.ormistonfamilies.org.uk/events. All proceeds to Ormiston Families.

About Ormiston Families

Ormiston Families, which is based in Ipswich, is the leading family charity in the East of England, providing services supporting children, young people and families to manage the challenges they face and improve their life chances.

Ormiston Families provides wide-ranging support for children and young people, from mental health services, help to bridge the gap between home and school, support for children affected by parental imprisonment and empowering women to address issues leading to the removal of their children into care. 

Identifying and responding to the needs of children, whatever challenges they face, the charity’s vision is of a world in which every child is safe, healthy and resilient.

Ormiston Families Annual Lecture, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge


For more information please contact: 
Lisa Brown, Communications Manager - Ormiston Families
Contact tel: 
01473 705031