The Probation Chiefs Association welcomes Policy Exchange’s report on the use of electronic monitoring of offenders. The PCA believes there is the potential to use electronic monitoring more effectively to monitor and rehabilitate offenders, and welcomes the critical appraisal of current delivery arrangements that Policy Exchange has provided. Continue reading here….
The PCA welcomes the Howard League for Penal Reform’s research into the death of offenders under probation supervision.
In particular, the PCA notes that offenders are at a higher risk of death, have high rates of drugs and alcohol misuse, along with mental health problems.
Probation takes great care in assessing an offender’s health, welfare and needs, whilst continuing to effectively manage their rehabilitation and risk to the public. Continue reading here….
The PCA believes the delivery of effective strategies to reduce reoffending and protect the public is only achievable through strong cooperation and shared strategic planning by local agencies. The PCA have today published a Localism Position Statement and a Response to the NHS Mandate Consultation.
The Probation Chiefs Association welcomes the new Justice Minister Appointments following the government’s cabinet reshuffle.
Chris Grayling is the new Secretary of State for Justice. Jeremy Wright is Parliamentary under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice with responsibility for prisons and probation. Helen Grant is the Parliamentary under Secretary at the Ministry of Justice and for women’s and equality issues.
The PCA looks forward to working with these new Ministers on the delivery phase of the rehabilitation revolution.