Many of the structural changes brought about by the TR Programme are starting to be implemented and this includes new IT systems particularly in the CRCs.  Many Institute members, and others on our contact lists,  either have or soon will have a change to their e-mail contact details.  Please don't forget to tell us when your e-mail changes. The best way to do this, if you are a member, is to log-in and amend your account details, including your postal details if possible.  Forgotten how to log ...

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   MTC Novo staff: Applications for the new PQIP qualification are now open If you’re keen to develop your career in probation to work with more challenging and varied cases, including a placement in the NPS and experience in courts and prisons, make sure you apply for the new Probation Officer qualification.  But hurry, applications close on Friday 27 May. What’s on offer? The PQIP is a nationally recognised, level 6 qualification You’ll gain experience of working in ...

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I gave a lecture last week in which I talked of the 'the politics of ignorance and despair undermining the Probation Institute and (I hinted) it could go out of business'. In the recent publication of the British Journal of Community Justice (14.1) Professor Emerita Anne Worrall posed a similar question: 'Standing back and 'seeing how it goes' will result in the PI failing. The danger is that too many people will only realize that it might have been worth getting involved when it is too late to ...

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