Justice Secretary launches new prison and probation service to reform offenders
Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) will replace the National Offender Management Service (NOMS). HMPPS will have full responsibility for the operational management of offenders in custody and the community, including strengthening security in prisons, tackling extremism and building intelligence about criminal gangs. Supported to recruit an extra 2,500 officers, the new service will launch leadership and promotion programmes for prison and probation officers to further professionalise and build pride in the service. The new operationally focused service will be support by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), taking on responsibility for overall future policy direction, setting standards, scrutinising prison performance and commissioning services.