The importance of sport and physical activity in prison settings: promoting health, education and desistance from crime
Professor Rosie Meek, Professor of Psychology & Criminology, Royal Holloway University of London
In this presentation Professor Meek will outline the findings of her 2018 independent review of sport and physical activity in prisons (“A Sporting Chance”), which culminated in 12 recommendations which the Ministry of Justice and HMPPS are acting on in implementing youth and adult justice reforms. Here she drew attention to the positive role that sport and physical activity can play in reducing violence and preventing offending, as well as the psychological and physical health benefits of promoting physical activity for those who live and work in our prisons
Delivering Social and Economic benefits when constructing a custodial facility
Neil Caves, Project Delivery Manager – MoJ Estates, Ministry of Justice
Government Construction and FM contracts, are now looking for other differentiators in the tenders as suppliers become closer on quality, price and delivery. Delivering social and economic benefits as part of the project work helps departments meet it commitment to government targets. This short presentation will give an insight into what can be achieved, some of the options for funding and how existing company policies can be used to the greater good.