Venue: Manchester Metropolitan UniversityWed 14 December 2016

PERU is working with Manchester Met’s Metropolis (an academic-led think tank) and iNetwork to organise a national event on Justice Devolution. The event will be held at Manchester Metropolitan University on the morning of the 14th December.

The event will see the launch of a report on justice devolution from the think tank GovernUp. Written by Crest’s Harvey Redgrave, the report  argues that in a world of rising demand and shrinking budgets, it no longer makes sense for central government to continue tinkering around the edges, attempting top-down reform of individual criminal justice agencies from above. Instead, local leaders should be empowered to join up services from the bottom up – in order to deal with the root cause of crime and to ensure services can be built around the needs of victims.

Speakers will include:

Professor Chris Fox, Director of the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit and Professor of Evaluation and Policy Analysis at Manchester Metropolitan University
Rt. Hon. Nick Herbert MP, Conservative MP for Arundel and South Downs, Co-Chair of GovernUp
Harvey Redgrave, Director of Strategy at Crest Advisory and author of the report on justice devolution
Commissioner Tony Lloyd, Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner and Interim Mayor for Greater Manchester.