Probation chiefs warmly welcome the findings of the Justice Committee Report. It states: ‘at their best and most robust community sentences run by the probation service will test offenders, challenging them to change their offending lifestyles and to confront difficult issues.’ View on the report’s recommendations, and for a summary of PCA media coverage.
Association Chair Sue Hall, as guest editor of the Academy for Justice Commissioning’s summer bulletin, highlights probation thinking, practice and expertise in relation to local commissioning. This issue also showcases the mixed economy commissioning approaches that encompass the public, private and voluntary sectors.
PCA Chair Sue Hall and Deputy Public Protection lead Tessa Webb, together with PA Chief Executive Christine Lawrie and Chair Sebert Cox today gave evidence to the Justice Committee on the role of the probation service.’. They covered key areas ranging from the importance of end-end offender engagement, reoffending rates and service capacity to the impact of cuts and efficiencies, payment by results and the public perception of probation.