23 APRIL 2015 The Probation Institute is pleased to announce the launch of its first Policy and Practice Group, which will be looking at the use of Electronic Monitoring and related technologies in probation and broader community justice services. The Group’s terms of reference are: “To examine the policy, practice and emerging evidence on various forms of Electronic Monitoring and other relevant technologies, consider the actual or potential impacts for probation and community justice, ...

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TUESDAY 7th APRIL 2015  THE FORCES IN MIND TRUST AWARDS GRANT OF £93,000 TO THE PROBATION INSTITUTE The Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT), established to help ex-Service men and women make a successful transition back to civilian life, has awarded a grant of £93,400 to the Probation Institute to fund a project aimed at meeting the needs and providing effective services for ex-Service personnel serving criminal sentences in the community. A core role of the probation service is to manage the ...

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  On Tuesday 31 March 2015, the Probation Institute held the first meeting of the newly elected Representative Council in London.  The meeting was an opportunity for the new Council members to review the work of the Institute to date, discuss the key priorities for the Institute going forward, and to elect six Directors to the Board. Council members agreed that the key drivers of the Probation Institute should be the protection of professional standards and training, as well as the ...

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I am happy to report that the two main elements of the Institute's new governance arrangements are now in place. The  Institute's Representative Council  - elected by members on 1 March - had its first General Meeting on 31 March.  The Council took stock of the progress being made with the establishment of the Institute as the professional representative body of probation workers, and, in particular, the challenges and opportunities that face the profession and the  provision of  probation ...

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