Justice Committee

Transforming Rehabilitation inquiry

Inquiry status: concluded

Report, interim response and Government response published.

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Report published

In this Report we examine the many serious issues that have arisen as part of those reforms and propose some short and medium-term solutions.

The scale of the issues facing the sector is of great concern to us given that evidence suggests that if probation services are delivered well they can have a positive impact on the prospects of someone receiving probation support and wider society.

Interim response published

Government response published

Commenting on the Government’s full response to its report on Transforming Rehabilitation, Chair of the Justice Committee, Bob Neill MP, said:

“The MoJ has finally responded to the recommendations in our Transforming Rehabilitation report, eleven months after it was published.

We welcome the MoJ’s announcement that all offenders will be brought under the supervision of the National Probation Service. But it has been a very long time coming, and the system has suffered hugely as a result of the failed reforms.

Indeed, some people have told us that they welcomed the new proposals as ‘probation could hardly get worse’.

We will question Robert Buckland, the responsible Minister, next week on what went wrong and details of the proposed new probation system.”

Terms of reference: Transforming Rehabilitation

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