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Police and Crime Commissioners could have greater oversight of probation services, says Ron Hogg

Ron Hogg-2016

The National Audit Office’s new report ‘Transforming Rehabilitation: Progress Review’, highlights key concerns in the delivery of probation services, according to Durham’s Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner, Ron Hogg.

 The report indicates that levels of reoffending across the country have not been reduced, despite this being a key objective of the reforms which divided the previous service into Community Rehabilitation Companies and the National Probation Service, in 2013.

 Ron Hogg said “The NAO makes a clear case for re-unifying the current operations, with a real focus on partnership working with other local service providers. The failure to reduce reoffending, nationally, results in a situation where victims continue to be at risk. Police and Crime Commissioners are actively involved in discussions with Government about how the probation services can be reformed to perform more effectively in the future, including a possible more formal role for PCCs in local arrangements.”

 

Notes for Editors

 -         The NAO report ‘Transforming Rehabilitation: Progress Review’ was released today. It can be found at https://www.nao.org.uk/report/transforming-rehabilitation-progress-review/

 

Posted on Friday 1st March 2019
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