Dear members I mentioned in our last update that I would be posting a Blog as incoming Acting CEO for the Probation Institute. Here it is, I hope you will read it. The Blog sets out my aspiration for the Probation Institute to be the Regulatory Body for Probation, Rehabilitation and Resettlement as  proposed in the Probation Institute Position Paper launched in June.  We are keen to know your views.  Kind regards  Helen Schofield Acting Chief Executive August 2016    ...

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Trust in the Criminal Justice System On 8th September the Probation Institute will be contributing at a consultation event which is part of the review by David Lammy MP investigating why BME individuals are over-represented at every stage of the Criminal Justice System. David Lammy will share key findings and ask what can be done to help improve trust? We would really like to have your views on these questions. You may have contributed to the investigation , in which case please let us ...

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Older people released from prison are being set up to fail by a lack of adequate provision to meet their health and social care needs, according to a report published  by the Prison Reform Trust and Restore Support Network. Limited and inconsistent support to help sort out housing, employment, personal finances and debt, drug and alcohol dependence, and re-establish family relationships is also undermining the effective resettlement of older prisoners and increases the risk of future ...

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The Probation Institute will make a submission to the Prison Reform Review announced by the Justice Committee. Members are invited to send information or views to Helen@probation-institute.org by 3rd September.  The Terms of Reference for the Review are at www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/justice-committee/news-parliament-20151/prison-reform-launch-16-17/. We look forward to your contributions. ...

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