Summer Update

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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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Insights by Bevan Powell. “The revolution will not be televised!” The prophetic lyrics of the legendary poet and jazz performer Gil Scott Heron, resonate with Probation’s own ‘Rehabilitation Revolution’ and radical reforms, known as Transforming Rehabilitation(TR). The biggest shake-up of the service in its 108 year history received little media coverage. The TR programme replaced 35 Probation Trusts across England and Wales with a single National Probation Service (NPS) and 21 private sector ...

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Stitching Act

Probation Equality and Diversity Officer Amy Hall explains the importance of the Care Act and how she is embedding it into probation work While government legislation might not be everyone’s cup of tea, striving to make sure that we are compliant with the recently introduced Care Act is the type of thing I really enjoy. The Care Act 2014 came into force this year, and it is my responsibility – as the equality and diversity officer for the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community ...

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# News, Equality & Diversity

ABPO and PI announce new partnership

    Association of Black Probation Officers (ABPO) and the Probation Institute are pleased to announce a new partnership, reflective of a common commitment to probation ethics and values and the promotion of equality and diversity in probation practice. Our two organisations will work together particularly to enhance the quality of service delivered to service users in the CJS from black communities, and develop, promote and disseminate a range of leadership products, ...

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