Following on from the RSA’s Future Prison project, the New Futures Network aims to be a practical resource for prison leaders and those working in and around prisons as the reform agenda is implemented.
The RSA has designed, developed and tested this proposal with as broad a range of stakeholders as possible, and published a clear proposal for a new body.
Rather than being a provider of services or representing any particular group, the primary objective of the New Futures Network is to secure better rehabilitative outcomes for prisoners and their communities by:
- Acting as an informed and honest broker between prisons and all potential partners, local and national, in the private, public and voluntary sector;
- Driving new approaches to prison leadership and innovation;
- Providing a bridge between practice, development and policy;
- Improving the mechanisms for sharing evidence, experience and success across justice services.
In its early stages, the core project team is working closely with the current reform prison leaders as well as staff, prisoners and governors in other establishments.
This video includes some early reflections on how the reform prisons’ experience can shape the New Futures Network as it develops.
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