Langley James Contribute to Institute of Government & Public Policy



Langley James are proud to announce their contribution to the forthcoming event in conjunction with the Institute of Government and Public Policy to address Transforming Justice through Technology 2021. The event takes place on Tuesday 27th April 2021 from 8.45-4pm Click here for details of the event.

The Government has ambitions to deliver digital justice and high-quality rehabilitation programmes to protect the public and swiftly and accurately dispense justice. For this to be achieved, a criminal justice service that is responsive, flexible, transparent, and just and puts those whom it serves at the heart of it all, is a must. This needs to include a vision of a criminal justice system that embraces the use of modern technology.

Technology and data are the backbone of delivering an outcomes-focused system. A digital platform where the right people can securely access and share information at critical moments can integrate organisations and foster joint approaches to justice that support the user.

As individuals move from police right through to probation, secure access to technology and data can deliver the right services for users, enhance efficiencies, and transform rehabilitation outcomes. Used accordingly, technology has the power to deliver a first-class criminal justice system fit for the modern age.

Alongside this, the advancement in the use of technology needs to be matched by a look again at the culture of our criminal justice service and a re-commitment to seeing that those who provide much of the input, victims, and witnesses, are also recognised as those on whom the outcomes often depend.

8.45 am Online Registration

9.30am Chair’s Welcome Address Nick Sloan, Adviser, National Digital Public Contact Change Programme

 9.40am Keynote Address: Delivering Digital Transformation

  • Fixing the basics
  • Making things more efficient
  • Whole system thinking ,end-to-end service and policy design
  • Building diverse, inclusive, brilliant teams

10.00 am Gina Gill, Interim Chief Digital and Information Officer Ministry of Justice

10.35 am Special Keynote Session

Sophie Otter, Deputy Director Digital Prison Services & Mark Stanley, Deputy Director – Digital Probation, Ministry of Justice Digital

An Introduction Into Data Within the Ministry of Justice

  • How we can use digital services to improve our data
  • How we can use technology to better access our data
  • How we can use data science to better utilise our data to inform decisions

10.55 am Adrian Richards, Director of Data and Analytical Services, Ministry of Justice

Questions And Answers Session

11:20am Networking Break

11:40am Special Keynote: Delivering Successful National ICT Capabilities To Policing and Other Law Enforcement Bodies

  • Leveraging digital technologies, platforms, and techniques in order to deliver a profound impact for customers and their ability to protect communities.
  • Getting the best out of programmes and organisations by putting people and the customer at the heart of what you do
  • Defining and implementing an organisational technology strategy
  • Ensuring Home Office information is safe & secure.

12.00pm Michael Hill, Director of Police & Public Protection Technology (PPPT), Home Office

12.20pm Kieran Delaney, Client Services Director, Langley James

Digital Transformation: Prioritising the Needs of the Business and the People Who’ll Meet Them

  • A look at the lessons learned and wisdom gained from the failures and successes of digital transformation.
  • The critical importance of Soft Skills – Ensuring any technical expertise brought in fits well with the company vision, structure, culture and social needs.
  • How to stop tech from leading the conversation: Understanding technology and how it can benefit the enterprise architecture of an organisation, and exploring new technology driven by need.

12. 30 pm Corporate Case Study: The Future of Justice: Digital collaboration platforms powered by Benign Artificial Intelligence (AI) Chris Horton, Meganexus

  • More engagement with the service users is key to
    • Reduce reoffending.
    • Better rehabilitation
    • Better understanding of what service users’ needs and wants.
  • How benign AI can help empower service users and give professionals a better understanding of service users.
  • Digital collaboration platforms enable data collection throughout the journey of the service user.
  • More data about service users enable better understanding and better-informed decision making.

12.40pm Questions and Answers Session

1.00pm Lunch and Networking

1:40pm Afternoon Keynote: The Future of Parole Board

  • Putting the victim at the centre of everything through the better use of information
  • Enabling parole decisions to be challenged by victim or prisoner alike.
  • Creating an openness and transparency on what the Parole Board does through a range of digital channels.
  • Building better collaboration between the Parole Board and its partners through better information sharing
  • Understanding the role of the Parole Board in a post-Covid world

2:00pm Martin Jones, CEO, The Parole Board for England & Wales

2:10pm Questions and Answers Session

2.20pm Case Study: Transform Your Digital Investigations with Increased Speed, Accuracy, And Transparency Marc Lees, Magnet

  • Digital Investigation Suite: A tool for law enforcement agencies and the justice sector to meet the challenge of ever-increasing data volumes and complexity from seized devices.
  • A brief history of digital forensics to better understand the need for more collaborative, technology-driven solutions.
  • New approaches using automated processing and centralised evidence review, plus drawing insights and lessons learnt from the innovators in this space who have recognised the need to work differently.
  • Facing challenges and the opportunities around digital intelligence and the breadth and depth of the change required through investment and collaboration.

2:40pm Questions and Answers Session

2:50pm Consultation

3:50pm Chair’s Closing Address

Who Should Attend?

The Transforming Criminal Justice Through Technology 2021 event brings together senior leaders in courts, prisons, police, central government, probation services, academia, industry, and all those involved in the criminal justice sector to hear the latest policy updates and developments across the sector and address the challenges facing everyone in these unprecedented times.

Learning Outcomes

  • Deliver digital justice and high-quality rehabilitation programmes to protect the public and swiftly and accurately dispense justice.
  • Using data and technology to transform criminal-justice services.
  • Ensure that data could feed cutting-edge technologies to help police forces collect and share evidence,
  • Enable courts to make more efficient use of time.
  • Provide prisons and probation providers with the tools to tailor rehabilitation.


  • Meet other like-minded professionals and develop new, beneficial connections.
  • Through the learning opportunities and sharing of best practice, you will be able to implement improvements in your organisation
  • Hear of leading and cutting-edge solutions from reputable providers.
  • Impact the wider agenda and be part of future planning.
  • Learn how to make the best use of key products and services that can help transform the Criminal Justice Sector
  • Maximise the potential of cutting-edge technologies to support users ongoing requirements.
  • Be part of organisations that continue to evolve, improve, and innovate.

If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact