Langley speaks at first National Penal Affairs Conference

Engaging churches in rehabilitation logo - National Conference on Penal AffairsLangley joined a guestlist of speakers at the first National Penal Affairs & Criminal Justice conference on Thursday 11th September 2014.

Designed to engage churches from across the country in the rehabilitation of offenders, the conference saw more than 130 individuals attend from 26 dioceses.

Speakers included Michael Spurr, Head of the National Offender Management Service, (NOMS) Juliet Lyon, Director of the Prison Reform Trust, Lord Carlile of Berriew, Former Chair of the Howard League and the Rt Revd James Langstaff, Bishop of Rochester and newly appointed Bishop to Prisons.

The conference will hopefully inspire more churches from across the country to become involved in supporting people in prison and those in the community following release. With prison numbers now topping 84,000, the need for support is great and the contribution that faith communities can make was recognised by all, including NOMS.