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Russell Webster

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

Chiefs say no need to reinvent probation

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While welcoming the acknowledgement that rehabilitation is key to reducing reoffending, Savas argues that there is no need to reinvent probation, especially when probation trusts have been performing at such a high level. He points out the risks of moving away from a local system to a national one and sees the new Institute of Probation as being key to ensuring that probation staff remain a highly skilled workforce.

Savas Hadjipavlou, Chief Executive of the Probation Chiefs Association, is the latest in a series of interviews about the MoJ’s probation reform programme: Transforming Rehabilitation.

While welcoming the acknowledgement that rehabilitation is key to reducing reoffending, Savas argues that there is no need to reinvent probation, especially when probation trusts have been performing at such a high level.

He points out the risks of moving away from a local system to a national one and sees the new Institute of Probation as being key to ensuring that probation staff remain a highly skilled workforce.

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