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Staff suffer brunt of probation reforms

New research from Professor Gill Kirton examines the highly negative impact on a mainly female workforce of Transforming Rehabilitation, the privatisation of the probation service.

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Probation Union NAPO’s justice priorities

My final policy for the day would be to commission a review of NOMS. Ever since its inception it has been criticised as a bureaucratic, expensive and unnecessary arm of the MOJ. I would be asking senior NOMS managers some difficult questions such as: what does it actually offer? Why do we need it? And if we do, then how can we make it more diverse, more affordable, more accountable to public scrutiny and more efficient?

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If Jim Brown were Justice Secretary

In times of austerity it becomes more important than ever to acknowledge that safe and decent prisons only come about by listening to staff and inmates. I would seek to dismantle the present MoJ command and control structure and return to a position where Governors have authority to innovate and find local solutions that can improve each regime as they see fit.

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MoJ publish TR information for Judicial Review

This information cannot provide much insight about the quality of service being delivered under the new system. The best measure of this is, of course, reoffending rates but they will not be available until Autumn 2016.

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@ZoeStaffsGMPT: Why I tweet (WIT#2)

@ZoeStaffsGMPT is a well-known probation tweeter, admired for her commitment to her work and the dryness of her wit – she has written movingly about

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