1 February 2013 – PCA/NOMs workshop; Evaluating the Reflective Supervision Model, and what this means for senior managers

The workshop will raise awareness of reflective practice in promoting an offender engagement culture to reduce reoffending.  Paul Turnbull, Senior Research Fellow and Co-Director of the Institute for Criminal Policy Research (ICPR), Birkbeck, University of London, will be the key speaker. Invitations have been sent via Chief Executives of Probation Trusts, and circulated around NOMs and the MoJ. If you would like to attend, please contact ben.ritchie@localhost

PCA/NOMs workshop; Evaluating the Reflective Supervision Model, and what this means for senior managers

The workshop will raise awareness of reflective practice in promoting an offender engagement culture to reduce reoffending.  Paul Turnbull, Senior Research Fellow and Co-Director of the Institute for Criminal Policy Research (ICPR), Birkbeck, University of London, will be the key speaker. Invitations have been sent via Chief Executives of Probation Trusts, and circulated around NOMs and the MoJ.

Supervising 250,000 adult offenders in the community…

The Probation Trusts in England and Wales employ nearly 21,000 staff  who work

  • to punish offenders
  • to protect the public from serious offenders
  • to reduce re-offending
  • to rehabilitate offenders
  •  to ensure offenders’ awareness of the effects of crime on the victims of crime and the public

This means:

  • Preparing about 250,000 offender reports for courts each year
  • Supervising over 200,000 adult offenders in the community at any one time
  • Offering contact to between 15,000 and 16,000 victims of violent or sexual crime a year
  • Managing 43,160 adult offenders either before or after release from prison (2007/08 figures)
  • Working to ensure the effective management of around 50,000 specified sexual, violent and other dangerous offenders in the community (2007/8 figures)

Read about the latest re-offending statistics

PCA reveal that only small percentage of people charged with offences related to riots had been supervised by the Probation Service.

The Probation Chiefs Association can reveal that only a small percentage of offenders, who have been charged with crimes as a result of the riots, had been supervised by the Probation Service. The Justice Secretary recent announcement was that almost 75% of those aged over 18, had previous convictions.

What Chiefs say about Probation’s capacity to do the job – Channel 4 News survey

The PCA cooperated with Channel 4 News by circulating a survey about probation capacity to our Council members, comprising the  probation chiefs in England and Wales.  Some 20 out of 35 chiefs responded in detail to the survey, which was divided into a series of multiple choice questions and room for comment.