Welcome to the first in a new series of short video interviews with key figures involved in PbR which will be running every Monday through September and October.
Mike Maiden is Chief Executive of Staffordshire and West Midlands Probation Trust.
SWMPT is one of two probation trusts (the other one is the Wales Probation Trust) operating Ministry of Justice PbR pilots aimed at improving re-offending outcomes with offenders on community orders through partnership work with the private and voluntary sectors.
Mike sets out his plans, hopes and fears for the pilot below:
I was particularly interested to hear Mike say that he thought the pilot might give SWMPT the chance to operate in a less bureaucratic manner.
What do you think?
You can follow Mike Maiden on Twitter at @CXSWM
If you’d like to be interviewed for this PbR series, please get in touch – my contact details are at the top of the home page.
You can see all the video interviews in this series with a wide range of viewpoints pro and con PbR from different perspectives here.