A Symposium Organised by the Swansea Service Evaluation Team (College of La...
The Swansea Service Evaluation Team (College of Law and Criminology, Swansea University) invites you to a symposium that will share learning and transfer knowledge of research-led approaches to evaluating frontline practices in the justice system. The symposium is funded by the ESRC/Wales DTC and it features scholars with substantial experience of conducting evaluations in the youth justice and adult justice systems. The symposium also features keynote speakers who have made important contributions to policy and practice development in both justice systems.
The symposium will explore several themes including the key themes listed below.
- Promoting evaluation approaches that contribute to positive outcomes such as the effective implementation of children's rights policies and enhanced service user participation.
- Developing innovative evaluation methods including the cyber technology evaluation tool the Swansea Service Evaluation Team (SSET) is creating to support practitioner-led evaluations of practice, promote reflective practice, and enhance the professional development of youth justice and probation practitioners.
- The issue of evaluation responsivity and the importance of designing research-based evaluation tools that accommodate variations in local service delivery contexts.
- Facilitating participatory evaluations and highlighting the benefits of engaging practitioners, managers, and service users in the design and application of evaluation tools.
Who should attend?
- The event is free and brings together managers, practitioners, and policy makers working in the youth and adult justice systems, academics/researchers involved in evaluations of criminal justice practice, researchers interested in cyber technology-based evaluation research, criminology students, and PhD candidates who are funded by the European Social and Economic Council (ESRC)/Wales Doctoral Training Centre (DTC).
- Mr Dusty Kennedy
(Director of the Youth Justice Board, Cymru -YJB Cymru, UK)
- Mr Ian Barrow
(Deputy Director, National Offender Management Service in Wales, UK)
- Professor Mike Maguire
(Professor of Criminology – University of South Wales, UK)
- Professor Katy Holloway
- (Director of the Crime, Justice and Society Research Institute, University of South Wales, UK)
Lunch will be provided.