Directors of Public Health must address health inequalities among people in contact with the criminal justice system, says a new joint briefing launched today by Revolving Doors Agency, the Probation Chiefs Association (PCA) and Public Health England.
We understand that the Government response to the Transforming Justice proposals will be published in the next week or two. You will see below that we continue to press our points and concerns about the proposals with Ministers as well as with others. And we will of course do so when the MoJ plans are finally published. The PCA Council meeting on 17 May will be looking at, in particular, how PCA, working with others as appropriate, could help support the Association’s membership through the challenging period ahead.
In October 2013, CEP (European Organisation for Probation) will launch the first World Congress on Probation (WCP). The Congress is a new initiative to bring together practitioners and those with an interest in probation and community justice from across the globe to share their knowledge and experience. The Congress will provide participants with the opportunity to examine and discuss new and changing probation practices, with the overarching principle of changing lives and behaviours.
The Congress will be run in partnership with the National Offender Management Service, the Probation Chiefs Association, London Probation Trust, and West Yorkshire Probation Trust and will take place at the Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre in London, UK – an excellent location to receive guests from around the world.
8-10 October 2013, London, UK
Important note: Deadline for registration is 9 September 2013!
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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.
The PCA has responded to the CJJI Report: “Transitions: An inspection of the transition arrangements from youth to adult services in the CJS” (11th Oct 2012). The transition from being a young person to a mature adult is complex, with individuals having different levels of emotional intelligence, mental maturity and parental support. Continue reading here…
The Bishop of Liverpool argues why there should be a representative from the Probation Chiefs Association on the National Criminal Justice Board.
Probation Chiefs Association long held view on community sentencing that the availability of and confidence in community sentences are key to reducing re-offending is reinforced by the House of Commons Justice Committee report, July 2008.