Inspectors find the quality of public protection work has deteriorated since TR with the decline most marked in cases supervised by private probation companies.
Very variable response with many vulnerable young people being exploited by gangs and criminalised by the justice system.
The National Probation Service is more likely to undertake well-informed, analytical and personalised assessments of offenders than Community Rehabilitation Companies.
Overall a mixed report from the probation inspectors who rated Merseyside CRC as “requiring improvement”.
Inspectors found CRC staff did not have the skills, experience or time to supervise perpetrators of domestic abuse properly.
New Rapid Evidence Assessment finds likelihood of reoffending “lower for offenders who had been exposed to some type of supervision”.
An innovative, problem-solving approach to dealing with repeat offenders in Aberdeen Sheriff Court shows promise.
Sixth and final post in my series responding to the MoJ’s consultation on the future of probation, setting outcomes and incentives.
The Intervention Hub provides a range of computerised programmes designed to address offending and other problematic behaviours.
NACRO briefing on how Friday prison releases can damage resettlement before it’s even properly started.
Fifth in my series responding to the MoJ’s consultation on the future of probation, commissioning resettlement services.
Fourth in a series responding to the MoJ’s consultation on the future of probation. Getting a workforce with the right training and skills.