User Voice and the Probation Institute are pleased to announce a new partnership, reflective of a common commitment to probation ethics and values, particularly regarding the importance of service user involvement and engagement with the design and delivery of probation services. Our two organisations are committed to working together to: Promote purposeful and effective probation services, Share a commitment to the professional development ...

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Today, 17 March 2015, the Sentencing Council has published proposals for how courts should sentence people convicted of dangerous dog offences. The proposals follow changes to the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, which came into force last year. These made very substantial increases to the maximum sentences for these offences, extended the law to cover offences on private property and introduced a new offence to cover attacks on assistance dogs. New sentencing guidelines are therefore being produced to ...

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