The first meeting of the Fellows of the Probation Institute got me thinking again about what people and organisations are called.       My parents were teachers and when I was born, being quite conventional people, they went through the girls’ list in the baby names book of the time to consider  their options. My Mum’s priority was to find a girl’s name that didn’t remind her of schoolgirls she had taught but barely tolerated. It turned out that Gillian was the only one that met the brief. ...

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The Probation Institute and the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies (CCJS) are leading a new project covering England and Wales which is aiming to profile current arrangements to support service veterans under probation supervision. In support of this we have scheduled three free to attend regional events - Bristol (19th April), London (25th April) and Leeds (27th April) - to enable probation staff and partners to understand the project's objectives and to contribute by sharing their views and ...

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A Joint Probation Institute & NoOffence Conference, in conjunction with Sheffield Hallam 8th June 2016, Sheffield Hallam University Transforming Rehabilitation (TR) has now been in operation for well over 12 months. The bifurcation of operational delivery between the National Probation Service (NPS) and a number of Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) has altered the landscape for probation practice. It is time to take stock of the impact upon probation practice and to ...

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HCCJ Research into Practice Series: Community Justice Portal 13th Annual Public Lecture Thursday 28th April 2016, 18:00 - 19:45 Pennine Lecture Theatre City Campus, Sheffield Hallam University Imagining Probation in 2020: hopes, fears and insights? Professor Paul Senior, Chair of the Probation Institute This valedictory lecture will explore the future(s) of probation seeking to adjust to the new criminal justice landscape of austerity, plurality in delivery and the ...

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To encourage new and existing Institute members to join the Professional Practitioner Register, for a limited period the Probation Institute is offering major discounts on membership fees of up to 50%. This will mean no-one will have to pay any extra for joining the Register at the appropriate professional level. The Register is a vital tool in getting recognition for the experience, expertise and qualifications of practitioners.  It works alongside the Institute's 'Professional Development ...

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