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Seminar: offenders and welfare reform (21 Oct 2014)

An overview of this Academy for Justice Commissioning evening seminar, including the speaker's presentation.


This seminar focussed on why the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) are reforming welfare and the case for Social Justice.

It featured Kirsty Scholefield, Ex-offender Employment Policy Lead in the Disadvantaged Groups Team at the Department for Work and Pensions.

Kirsty discussed some of the changes being made and how they relate to the offending population (Work Programme, Transforming Rehabilitation, Universal Credit). She also highlighted where offenders fit into the story and started a discussion about the direction DWP need to take in terms of support for ex offenders.

Offenders and welfare reform

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Published 22 October 2014