Revolving Doors publishes tool-kits

Revolving Doors published last week two tool-kits for practitioners: Service user involvement which is an essential part of developing and running effective probation services.  Involving service users can contribute to service design, to monitoring  the impact of interventions  as well as giving them a voice supporting their journey  away from crime. Peer research. This toolkit is designed for probation staff and those involved in probation to be able to run a research project with a ...

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TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: PI POSITION PAPER

We are  launching our  Position Paper on Training and Professional Development at the first annual probation practitioners Conference, tomorrow 8 June.  The Position Paper makes a wide range of recommendations aiming to support the training and continuous professional development of those who work in the sector, pressing for a more integrated approach to training and associated standards. The Paper is available here: PI-PositionPaper-Professional Development-final ...

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Join the Probation and Judicial Matters Network

Sharing many of the same values and objectives, the Probation Institute and Magistrates’ Association are working together to promote the learning and development of justice professionals. To help support this we are establishing a Probation and Judicial Matters Network, to provide a platform for those who deliver probation services, magistrates and others with an interest, to come together, both online and at seminars, workshops or other appropriate events. The objectives of the network are to ...

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Eleven remarkable people honoured by Princess Royal

Eleven remarkable people were honoured for their work in the probation services at the 2016 Butler Trust Award Ceremony. The Trust’s Royal Patron, HRH The Princess Royal, presided over the annual event, held at St. James’s Palace – ‘the Senior Palace of the Sovereign’ and which is not open to the public – in the heart of London.  The Butler Trust Awards are perhaps the most prestigious in the field. Around ten Awards and twenty Commendations and are given each year to both recognise and ...

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Reluctantly retired member speaks out against the new world of the CRC

Handing my resignation letter to the CEO was a strange experience: a mixture of heartfelt regret with an eagerness to simply get out from my CRC.  In the weeks leading up to this, a couple of my friends were worried I’d made a big mistake and were asking questions…. "Why would you do such a thing?  You haven’t been made redundant, you haven’t taken a payoff and you even made it through the restructure - so why would you resign?”. “You mean you've quit your job and you’ve taken a lower paid ...

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