Committee examine reforms on programmes for youth offenders
27 November 2018
The Welsh Affairs Committee will visit HMP Cardiff as part of its inquiry into Prison provision in Wales and will also discuss rehabilitation programmes for youth offenders and the prevention of gang culture.
Committee visit to welsh prisons
As part of its inquiry into Prison provision in Wales, the Welsh Affairs Committee has committed to visiting every prison in Wales. On Monday 26 November, the Committee will visit HMP Cardiff, an institution that predominantly provides for prisoners serving short term sentences up to 18 months, remand prisoners and prisoners awaiting sentence.
Purpose of the session
The following day, the Committee will consider aspects of reform and rehabilitation in prisons in Wales, as well as the work of St Giles Trust in working with prisoners and young people, including addressing problems such as gang culture. Witnesses include Junior Smart, a former prisoner who was named one of Evening Standard’s 1000 most influential Londoners for his work on eradicating youth involvement in gang culture and street crime.
Tuesday 27 November 2018, Grimond Room, Portcullis House
- Junior Smart, Business Development Manager, St Giles Trust
- Evan Jones, Head of Community Services – Senior Management Team, St Giles Trust
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