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The personal and professional challenges for probation leaders charged with privatising their service.
Jack Cattell of Get the Data does a deep dive into the latest private probation reconviction data and payment by results outcomes and finds some contradictory trends.
CRCs don’t see offenders often enough to engage them, leading to poor enforcement decisions. However, recalls to prison normally handled appropriately by NPS & CRCs.
NAO finds a total of £342 additional payments promised to Community Rehabilitation Contracts but thinks they may fail to hit payment by results targets.
Jack Cattell of Get the Data takes a deep dive into the first set of published reoffending rates from the new private Community Rehabilitation Companies.
MoJ performance stats show public probation outperforming new private providers and wide variation in the performance of Community Rehabilitation Companies.
New study of the enforced migration of probation staff from public service to private company and the effects on their professional & personal identities.
Unpaid work has always been the Cinderella department of probation work – doing valuable work but under-valued and rarely fully integrated into the mainstream of offender management. It appears that the changes brought in by Transforming Rehabilitation are reinforcing this trend.