Today (Tuesday 27 November) has seen the first official figures relating to the Work Programme – the Government’s flagship Payment by Results scheme. These figures underline the PCA concerns about the Government’s plans to introduce similar PbR contracts to the delivery of traditional probation services. Continue Reading →
The Probation Chiefs Association would like to congratulate Hertfordshire Probation Trust for winning a Guardian Public Services Award for Digital Innovation, and Nathalie Allard from Leicester and Rutland Probation Trust, for being a finalist in the Public Servant of the Year category.
Today, Tuesday 20 November, Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, gave a speech which outlined how the Government wants to reform parts of the criminal justice system. In particular he focused extending the role of the private, voluntary and charity sector in helping rehabilitate and resettle offenders and reducing re-offending.