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A blended approach to risk management

The Inspectorate commissions leading academics to present their views on specific topics in order to inform debate and help everyone’s understanding of what helps and what hinders probation and youth offending services. The latest report is a particularly interesting one; “Risk and Desistance: a blended approach to risk management” has… HM Inspectorate of Probation has published the latest report in its “Academic Insights” series which is aimed at everyone within the probation sector with an interest in the evidence base. ...

The reunification of the probation service: how it will work

This Saturday, 26 June 2021, the government’s experiment with probation privatisation, known as Transforming Rehabilitation (TR) will be officially over. The 21 Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs), responsible for managing low and medium risk offenders for the last seven years, will cease trading and the public sector National Probation Service (NPS)… Work with Offenders reviews the structure of the new system for managing low and medium risk offenders which starts later this week ...

New prison planned for Chorley

In following with its recent approach, the Government focuses on the economic benefits to the local area – jobs for building the prison and then employment for staffing it when complete, rather than the criminal justice rationale for building new prisons. The Chorley prison is part of the Government’s ‘New… The Ministry of Justice formally announced its plans to build a new prison in Chorley today when it published the public consultation notice – the deadline for responses is in 5 weeks (19 July 2021)....

New knife crime toolkit

The toolkit is aimed at staff in Youth Offending Teams for young people on court orders or prevention programmes, and at youth workers, Early Help and other social care officers, teachers and school staff and staff in secure settings. The Toolkit has been designed by BraveSpace, a youth justice consultancy… The Mayor of London’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) has just published a new Knife Crime Toolkit designed for professionals to use with children and young people who are at risk of carrying or using a knife. ...