In this latest in a series of short video interviews on payment by results, Andrew Neilson, Director of Campaigns at the Howard League for Penal Reform, gives his views on PbR in the criminal justice system.
Andrew welcomes the focus on outcomes that PbR brings but wonders whether the current pilots are really about payment by results.
He cautions that the road to desistance from crime can be slow and that a simple binary measure of re-offending (a simple Yes/No recording of whether someone has been reconvicted in the year following an intervention) may be inappropriate.
Do you think the criminal justice PbR pilots are going to herald a new approach to commissioning services for offenders?
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You can follow Andrew on Twitter – @NeilsonAndrew
You can see all the video interviews in this series with a wide range of viewpoints pro and con PbR from different perspectives here.