A new blog post on women offenders has been published by Liz Rijnenberg, CE of Wiltshire Probation Trust. This coincides with the call for oral evidence by the Parliamentary Justice Select Committee on this topic. Continue reading here…
Unpaid Work by offenders in the community, originally known as Community Service, was introduced in October 1972 as a new sentencing option. Since then it has changed and developed in both name and substance.
The forthcoming election of PCCs on November 15th seems a bit like that too , Certainly there was that air of optimism at the briefing event I attended this week for about 150 hopeful PCCs.
The economic downturn combined with a change of government has made one thing certain for all public services that seismic change was inevitable.