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Police, Probation and Prisons told to up game on neurodiversity

The government has been urged to develop more coordinated and effective support for people with neurodivergent conditions – including autism, traumatic brain injury and learning difficulties and disabilities – in the criminal justice system. Yesterday’s report by three criminal justice inspectorates says better assessment, treatment and support could “help break the cycle… Work with offenders on a new joint inspectorate report...

Viewpoint: why local solutions to offender management are vital

From 26 June 2021, the new probation service will be responsible for managing all those on a community order or licence following their release from prison in England and Wales. The new probation service will also deliver unpaid work and behavioural change programmes in England and Wales. Organisations from the… It is vital that the new probation model resolves some of the long standing issues with the Transforming Rehabilitation legacy writes Tom Keenan-Blair ...