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Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Young Offenders

Qualitative studies reported participants feeling less stressed, better able to concentrate, manage
emotions and behaviour, improved social skills and that the interventions were acceptable to young offenders.

Spotlight on Parole

Parole Board Chief Exec Martin Jones says it’s not fair to complain about public attitudes to parole decisions while the decision making process remains shrouded in secrecy.

Prison officer recruitment picks up pace

Latest HMPPS workforce stats show a net increase of 715 frontline prison officers over the last three month period. However, experienced staff are still leaving at a rate of almost one in ten every year.

Updating victim liaison work post-Worboys

HMI Probation finds high levels of commitment but a slightly creaky and out-of-date victim liaison system. Should police or probation be responsible for victim liaison?

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