New event: Troubled Families – Origins, evaluation and policy context


January 20th, 2017 11:00 AM   to   5:00 PM

About the event

The recent decision by the Public Accounts Committee to hold an inquiry into the Troubled Families programme will encourage more public debate about the controversial programme.

At Troubled Families: Origins, evaluation and policy context, Stephen Crossley, the author of The Troubled Families Programme: the perfect social policy?, one of the Centre’s most cited publications, will be joined by a range of experts in the field to take stock of the programme and discuss what the future holds.

A sandwich lunch will be provided.

Programme and speakers

The key themes of the day will include:

  1. The origins of the programme
  2. Analysis of the research used to justify the programme.
  3. The 2011 riots as the rationale for launch
  4. The official evaluation of the programme
  5. The state’s interaction with the family

Those who will be making a contribution to the day include:

Matthew Barnes (City University), Sue Bond-Taylor (University of Lincoln), Harriet Churchill (University of Sheffield), Stephen Crossley (Northumbria University), Ros Edwards (University of Southampton), Val Gillies (University of Westminster), Michael Lambert (Lancaster University), Kate Morris (University of Sheffield), Jonathan Portes (National Institute of Economic and Social Research).

Who might be interested in this event?

This event will be of interest to practitioners and policy-makers who have an interest in evidenced based policy making and social policy, health policy, family policy and criminal justice policy and practice.

Event fee

There is no fee for this event and all are welcome, regardless of income. We are encouraging voluntary donations from those who can afford it to cover the costs of the lunch and event organisation.

Venue, time and date

January 20th, 2017 11:00 AM   to   5:00 PM
Centre for Crime and Justice Studies
2 Langley Lane
London, SW8 1GB
United Kingdom

You can register for the event here

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