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Prison Reform Trust director speaking at Norwich Cathedral

The Ecumenical Criminal Justice Forum are pleased to welcome Juliet Lyon CBE, Director of the Prison Reform Trust to Norwich on Wednesday September 30


Juliet-LyonIn their own words, ‘The Prison Reform Trust aims to create a just, humane and effective prison system by conducting research into the prison system and conditions, informing prisoners, staff, the media and the wider public of our findings and advocating for reform among MPs, peers and government officials’.

Previously Juliet was associate director of Trust for the Study of Adolescence. On commission to the Prison Service, she produced the first specialist training for staff working with young people and with women in custody. She has worked in mental health, she was a registered foster parent, an independent advisor to, amongst others, ChildLine, the Social Exclusion Unit, the Haliday review of the sentencing framework, the Corston review of vulnerable women in the criminal justice system and the Bradley review of mental health and learning disability. Up to 2010 Juliet was a Women’s National Commissioner for England and Wales. She is currently secretary general of Penal Reform International and vice president of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

She will talk about her work and the current issues in Prison Reform and answer questions and engage with those who attend.

The forum is being held at Granary Court, Bishop’s House, Norwich  at 5.30 for 5.45pm start, coffee, tea and biscuits will be served; all are welcome, but if you are definitely coming please email James Stewart, Chaplain the the Lord Bishop of Norwich on  bishops.chaplain@dioceseofnorwich.org so the organisers have an indication of the numbers attending.

Juliet Lyon CBE is pictured


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