Marcus welcomes the ambition and potential of TR but expresses concerns about a number of key issues:
- Peer mentoring is a very positive approach but it is vital to ensure that peer mentors themselves receive continuing support
- The MoJ needs to learn from the Work Programme if smaller voluntary sector organisations are going to play a full part in TR
- If large numbers of offenders test positive for cannabis under new powers, will they be sent to prison for breach?
The Challenge of Change report – Drugscope’s publication about improving services for women involved in prostitution and substance use – which Marcus mentions, can be downloaded here.
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