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Russell Webster

Criminal Justice & substance misuse expert and author of this blog.

Alcohol Concern: Transforming Rehabilitation risks losing probation expertise

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Eric sees the potential that TR brings to providing help to alcohol using prisoners, many of whom serve short sentences and relapse as soon as they leave the prison gates. However, he has serious concerns that TR may not work in practice and that probation expertise at working with offenders with complex needs could be lost.

Eric Appleby, Director of Alcohol Concern, gives his views in the latest in a series of interviews about the MoJ’s probation reform programme: Transforming Rehabilitation.

Eric sees the potential that TR brings to providing help to alcohol using prisoners, many of whom serve short sentences and relapse as soon as they leave the prison gates.

However, he has serious concerns that TR may not work in practice and that probation expertise at working with offenders with complex needs could be lost.

 

You can follow Alcohol Concern on Twitter: @AlcoholConcern

Need to know more about Transforming Rehabilitation? Check out my free resource pack.

The next instalment of the TR video interview series will be on 6 January 2014.

 

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