IN-CJ Webinar – Cyber Supervision: Before, During and After the Pandemic
‘Cyber Supervision: Before, During and After the Pandemic’
Online International Seminar, Tuesday 27 April 2021, 13:00-15:00 BST
The International Network for Criminal Justice (IN-CJ) is hosting the THIRD international webinar of this year on the topic of PROBATION. In this webinar we are opening up a conversation about how the experience of rapid change during the pandemic has affected practice and what will be the long-term impact on the supervision of offenders in the community. How has on-line contact affected work? What is the role of telephone technology?
The event is being co-chaired by Professor Ioan Durnescu from Bucharest University, Romania and Sonia Flynn, CBE, Chief Probation Officer and Director Women, HM Prison and Probation Service, England and Wales.
The programme includes presentations from different parts of the world:
- An Introduction to the Use of On-line Technology in Probation Supervision – Professor Ioan Durnescu, University of Bucharest, Romania.
- Cell Phones to the Rescue: leveraging technology to improve supervision outcomes – Professor Ron Corbett, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, USA.
- Future Priorities for Tech Development in Probation – Panel discussion
Each presentation is followed by questions from the audience. In answering these questions, the presenters are joined by round-table experts.
Please keep in mind that the advertised time is BST. Here are the time zones for the different presenters:
- Romania 15:00-17:00
- United Kingdom 13:00-1500
- United States Massachusetts 08:00-10:00
The event is open to all. If you need more information, please contact the International Network for Criminal Justice at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to your participation.
Check out our previous webinar discussions and podcasts: https://criminaljusticenetwork.net/
Proposed Programme Structure:
12.30 Participants join the Zoom link
12.55 YouTube broadcast begins
13.00 Welcome to Audience – Ioan Durnescu Co-Chair – IN-CJ role and purpose
13.05 Introduction to Seminar – Sonia Flynn – How the event will work, submit comments and questions – issues we expect to cover
- 13.10 Presentation 1: An Introduction to the Use of On-line Technology in Probation Supervision – Professor Ioan Durnescu, University of Bucharest, Romania.
- 13.25 Round table comments plus questions from audience (facilitator: Sonia Flynn)
- 13.40 Presentation 2: Cell Phones to the Rescue: leveraging technology to improve supervision outcomes – Professor Ron Corbett, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, USA.
- 13.55 Round table comments plus questions from audience (facilitator: Ioan Durnescu)
- 14.10 Discussion starters 3: Future Priorities for Tech Development in Probation – Panel member points to start discussion (facilitator: Sonia Flynn)
- 14.25 Round table comments plus questions from audience (facilitator: Sonia Flynn)
- 14.45 Concluding Remarks – Co-Chairs – Ioan Durnescu and Sonia Flynn
- 15.00 Seminar closes.
Professor Ioan Durnescu – Co-Chair – Dr Durnescu is Professor at the University of Bucharest, Romania in the Sociology and Social Work Department where he teaches and leads research in the fields of probation, de-radicalisation and prison. He is one of the editors of ‘Probation in Europe’ and the ‘European Probation Journal’ and takes a special interest in the development of skills, re-entry and comparative practice. His most recent book is on ‘Core Correctional Skills’ and is about equipping staff for the 21st Century.
Sonia Flynn CBE – Co-Chair – Executive Director Chief Probation Officer and Women for HM Prison and Probation Service, England and Wales where she has the lead for effective practice development. Sonia has a background as Chief Executive of Surrey and Sussex Probation Trust and was Director of Operations at London Probation Trust
Professor Ron Corbett – Presenter – Adjunct Professor in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He had a 39-year career in the justice system, holding management leadership positions in the state probation system and the state Supreme Court. He is a Past President of the National Association of Probation Executives. His publications include ‘Transforming Probation Through Leadership’.
- Nicola Bellamy – Head of Insights Engagement, HM Prison and Probation Service, England and Wales. Nicola has 17 years’ experience of working in probation operations and for the past year has been supporting HMPPS to learn from its response to Covid19, to inform probation’s recovery and future reform. She leads on the Insights website which shares ideas and celebrates success.
- Jane Dominey – Dr Dominey has been at the Institute of the Institute of Criminolgy at the University of Cambridge since 2011. She was a probation officer for more than 10 years and is now the Deputy Director of the Centre for Community, Gender and Social Justice.
- Anna Esquerra – is part-time Associate Professor at University of Barcelona in the Department of Social Work. She is also the Policy and Liaison Officer for the CEP (the Confederation of European Probation). Anna has a background in working with young offenders in the community and penal institutions.
- Vivian Geiran – is Adjunct Professor at Trinity College, Dublin where he teaches criminology and is a member of the Council of Europe’s Council for Penological Co-operation. He is former Director of the Irish Probation Service and has had a distinguished career in both practice and management.