Value or valued: the role of the ex-service user in criminal justice service delivery

Apr 30

Venue: Lecture Theatre 3, Geoffrey Manton Building

Wed 30 April 2014

The sixth meeting of the North West Practitioner Forum will explore the role of ex-offenders, those who have first-hand experience of the criminal justice system, in delivery of services.  The Forum will include three short inputs - from a researcher, a provider and a commissioner in this area - who will facilitate a debate regarding perceptions of value and personal experiences of service user based models in CJ service delivery.


These inputs will be provided by:


Gillian Buck, Keele University, School of Criminology

Peter Atherton, Co-founder, Community Led Initiative

Fuschia Allen, Probation Operations Manager, Greater Manchester Probation Trust

The North West Practitioner Forum is an initiative developed by Greater Manchester Probation Trust and Manchester Metropolitan University to provide professionals working in Criminal Justice and related agencies a regular opportunity to meet others interested in discussing issues that affect their work, service users and communities.


The forum is open to anyone who enjoys discussing practitioner issues and meeting with a wide range of colleagues working in areas such as probation, prisons, policing, youth justice, Courts, social work, mental health and other community organisations.


To book a place click on the link below.

For more information please contact either Emma Cluley ( or Becky Clarke(


The Forum will take place in Lecture Theatre 3, Geoffrey Manton Building, Rosamond Street West, Manchester, M156LL .(This is the building that the first NWPF was held in and the entrance is just off Oxford Road).


Refreshments available from 17:00

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