Citizenship and Engaging Marginalised Populations

On the 5th April 2017 the Sheffield Institute for Policy Studies ran a seminar on the topic of ‘Citizenship and Engaging Marginalised Populations’ in conjunction with the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice.

The seminar explored the complex issues of those involved in the criminal justice system experiencing significant levels of trauma such as, mental health problems, addictions,  complex life histories of abuse, looked-after care and homelessness. The narrower question of the rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders was focused on but embedded in a wider context of the citizenship and inclusion of vulnerable and stigmatised groups. All of the speakers discussed innovative approaches to addressing the problems of exclusion and reintegration and discussed the implications of what it means to be an ‘active citizen’.

The seminar featured contributions from: