Probation work showcases in new BBC1 documentary, 5th February


For the first time, the probation service has opened its door to a documentary film maker, in the one-hour programme, Out of Jail and On the Streets, which airs on BBC 1 on Tuesday 5th February, 2013 at 10.35pm. The film follows the personal stories of four Surrey & Sussex probation officers. Continue reading here…

Newsletter 10 January 2013

Dear PCA member

Yesterday saw the publication of the Government’s proposals for probation reform.  These  can be read here.  The PCA has responded vigorously about both the need to preserve the integrity of offender management and the importance of maintaining local links to partner agencies. More detail on the PCA website here.   We have arranged for a meeting of the PCA Council with the Minister on 22 January. There is now a 6 week consultation period and PCA working with PA will be submitting a full response to the proposals.   The Conference will also be a key opportunity, so please register before 19 January if at all possible, to help ensure accommodation and to keep down the costs.

You can give feedback at  feedback@localhost.

Savas Hadjipavlou
PCA Business Director

Newsletter 20 December 2012

In this Edition:
1. Probation Reform
2. Changes to the PCA Executive
3. PCA Annual Progress Report
4. PCA Conference
5. Updated Portfolio group leads
6. New ICT Portfolio Lead
7. Offender Engagement Research Bulletin
8. Effectiveness of community order requirements for offenders with an OASYS assessment
9. The Inaugural Community Payback Competition – the London Story’

Professor Carol Hedderman’s Letter to The Independent


Carol Hedderman, Professor of Criminology at Leicester University has written a letter outlining her views of the risks in the government’s ‘Transforming Rehabilitation’ proposals announced last week. She, like the PCA, is concerned that these proposals would be likely to lead to an increased risk to the public. Continue reading here…

Roundup of media coverage following MoJ’s launch of the ‘Transforming Rehabilitation’ consultation


Following the Government’s launch of its Transforming Rehabilitation’ consultation document (9th January), the PCA featured in a number of media pieces. This coverage included a letter published in the Guardian and a live interview on Channel 4 news. Continue reading here…