Monday, February 06, 2006

Vision and Leadership for Change

England and Wales has the highest per capita prison population in Europe; without change the situation will worsen. Furthermore, issues associated with substance misuse, mental health, social exclusion and the fear of crime will continue to drive ever-increasing wedges into the very fabric of our society. Above all, we will continue to waste vast sums of money and human resources that should and could be utilised in other ways. We have to do things differently and be radical in the process. For this to arise we need strong political vision and leadership. Will this be forthcoming?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've appreciated browsing your blog. I am a Probation Officer supervising juvenile offenders in the State of Illinois...keep up the good work...

Trevor Philpott said...

Thank you for your encouragement and well done with your good work.

If you have not yet done so, you might like to look at our web site - www.lifechangeuk.com . There you will see further background information and an outline of our new staff training programme aimed at those working with offenders. Please email me if you have any questions. Regards, Trevor

Kurse said...

hi i think all the work your doing is great. I myself have not had an easy life. I am nowin my 3rd year at university studying design for interactive media. The aim for my personal project is to use technology to teach teens with adhd the consequences of their actions. I plan to creat an interactive dvd. The format will be a video clip and then a multiple choice which will determine which scene gets played next. This process would be iterated until the player reaches one of the endings. The player is constantly making choices which will take them on different paths. drinking, drugs, anger management, youth offenders, expelled from school. I am hoping this will help them to understand it is the choices that they make that leads them into trouble.That there is other options. In the future i would like to do this is a live project working with young offenders and involving them i the production of a game based on their own experiences

If you or anyone reading this blog has any literature or knowledge that you think may help me with my research project please email me on kustard99@hotmail.com

Could you please send me further details of the work you do and your future plans. Thank you
Kirstie

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Andy said...

Hi, I work in the Youth Justice System (YOT manager and now seconded to the YJB) and am also doing a Doctorate entitled, 'Can we have Faith in Youth Justice? - Examining the role of Faith Communities in the Youth Justice System'.

I'd be interested in finding out whether any readers of this blog know of any single or multi faith groups involved at any level within the Youth Justice System. My email address is on my blog...
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