Justice Secretary announces new model for probation
The Secretary of State for Justice, Rt Hon. David Gauke MP, has set out his blueprint for the future of probation, which brings all offender management under the public National Probation Service (NPS) when the current contracts with private providers come to an end in 2021.
Overall, the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance and Clinks welcome the announcement. The change of responsibility provides a much greater opportunity for voluntary organisations to work with statutory probation services to provide effective support to those who need it.
Clinks called for the system to be simplified in this way in recommendations published in April, and has outlined five things you need know about the latest announcement in this blog
Read the Ministry of Justice’s announcement here
Read the Ministry of Justice’s full response to the open consultation on the future of probation here (PDF)
Image: Official portrait of Mr David Gauke, UK Parliament, licensed under CC by 3.0