Punishment And Reform: Effective Probation Services


In response to the Government’s publication of its review of probation services, Sebert Cox, Chairman of the Probation Association and Sue Hall, Chair of the Probation Chiefs Association, said in a joint statement:

“We welcome the Government’s recognition of the importance of the work undertaken by Probation Trusts.  Trust staff provide excellent and efficient services to the public – protecting communities and changing offenders’ lives through the effective delivery of community sentences ….Read the full  Probation Review PCA & PA Press Notice

PCA 2012 Conference: Presentation downloads

The PCA Conference presentation material – speeches and powerpomnt slides – will be added to the link below as they becomes available and may be downloaded from here:


You can also download the document Portfolio Groups and PCA Policy statements  circulated at the Conference


Minister speaks to Probation Chiefs

Crispin Blunt, MP, Minister for Prisons and Probation explained the Government’s thinking and approach behind the review of probation at our two day conference in Bristol yesterday. The review is not yet published, but the Minister explained that this would be soon.  The Minister took the opportunity to meet with delegates and discuss the challenges and opportunities, facing probation today.  Read the Ministers full speech here.   Tweets from the event can be read at #PCA_Conference.