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Back before the government’s woeful justice reforms, probation trusts were able to develop local links with businesses, the community and had knowledge of the area and people living there. These links were critical for finding unpaid work placements...Read more
15th Apr 2019
It’s fair to say that Transforming Rehabilitation has had an adverse – dangerous even – impact on the ability of probation staff to manage the risk of their clients and keep the public safe. Before the service was butchered, categorising clients...Read more
15th Apr 2019
Working Links: collapsed. Interserve: liquidated. When two out of the eight owners of private companies delivering probation services fall on their swords, it is surely time for a rethink. But blinkered as ever, the Tories for now seem intent on...Read more
08th Apr 2019
It was always going to be a disaster. Tearing the service in two, giving the bigger chunk to private companies tasked with looking after “medium/low” risk clients; while “high” risk service users would remain under the watchful eye of the publically...Read more
08th Apr 2019
The MoJ is considering puttin an end to prison sentences 12 months or less in England and Wales. Ministers argue that short jail terms are less effective at cutting reoffending than community penalties, and if scapped, could free up thousands of...Read more
04th Apr 2019
Napo General Secretary Ian Lawrence visited The Den, home of Millwall Football Club in South East London this week to support an event for local primary school students organised by Show Racism The Red Card. 90 young people from schools in...Read more
04th Apr 2019
Last Friday Napo GS, Ian Lawrence; and national chair, Katie Lomas, issued members an update on the work Napo has been understaking on their behalf. Read the briefing in full, or navigate between the sections below. Contents Media and Parliament CRC...Read more
04th Apr 2019
Notice is hereby given that the 107 th Annual General Meeting of Napo is to be held on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 October 2019, commencing at 10.00 am at the St David’s Hall, Cardiff. All members of Napo may attend the Annual General Meeting and...Read more
28th Mar 2019
The Editors and Publishers of Probation Journal would like to request your opinions on our publication and would greatly value your feedback. This short survey will take under 5 minutes to complete and will help inform and support the development of...Read more
28th Mar 2019
The Probation Inspectorate today published a damning report on the government’s TR programme saying: “The probation model delivered by Transforming Rehabilitation is irredeemably flawed. “ The report continues: “Above all, it has proved well-nigh...Read more
28th Mar 2019

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