Although often used for public protection and as a punishment alternative to prison, electronic monitoring also has a powerful role to play in supporting positive life changes for service users.  That was one of the key issues that probation practitioners were keen to learn more about in a day-long Probation Institute workshop on electronic monitoring this month. The event, held at Conway Hall in London, attracted leaders from across the criminal justice sector, including Community ...

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The Justice Select Committee has published a call for views on any aspect of the use or potential use of restorative justice in the criminal justice system. The deadline for written submissions is 31 January 2016 and the Probation Institute is planning to put forward views from a probation perspective. In that respect it is establishing a small group of experts to help set out the relevant evidence and the practice and training implications.  If you would like to contribute to this work, perhaps ...

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The Probation Institute has appointed a dozen of the country’s leading probation practitioners, managers and academics as the first wave of people to become Institute Fellows. “The Fellows group brings together a vast array of probation knowledge and experience,” said Institute Chair, Paul Senior. “They have made an outstanding contribution to probation and community justice and are recognised experts in their field. Our Fellows will support our work to develop effective evidence-based ...

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