IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


Can programmes supporting prisoners and prison leavers contribute to remediating reoffending?

21 February 2024, 4:00 pm–5:30 pm

Student in a library. Image: bantersnaps via Unsplash

Join this event to hear Fiona Sample MBE talk about the implementation and assessment of the Oswin project, which is a project supporting prisoners and prison leavers by providing training and career opportunities.

This event is free.

Event Information

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Centre for Education and Criminal Justice

The Oswin project offers second chances to people through mentoring, training and employment.

In this event, the audience can gain valuable insight into the implementation of a project that supports prisoners and prison leavers, and how to measure the effect of the project on reducing reoffending.

This online event will be particularly useful for those interested in education and criminology.

'Blue-Sky Thinking' Seminar Series on Education and Criminal Justice

The series aims to re-establish the Centre for Education and Criminal Justice as the knowledge exchange hub for practitioners, policymakers and researchers to collaborate on collecting, improving, and disseminating the best and most promising evidence and practice in the field and internationally. It gives researchers and practitioners a space to discuss the 'blue-sky thinking' in education and criminal justice that is much needed in the current system.

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About the Speakers

Fiona Sample MBE

Chief Executive Officer at the Oswin Project

More about Fiona Sample MBE


Mentor Manager at the Oswin Project

Caroline had previously worked as a tutor and in the careers centre for Novus in HMP Northumberland, supporting prisoners to prepare for employment and training on release.