Probation Service

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Calls for more diversity in the probation service

Like the people it is working with… the probation service itself needs to change.

Plans to hire ex-offenders as part of pledge to recruit 1,000 probation officers

The programme of reform includes plans to use artificial intelligence (AI) to help probation officers, and hiring ex-offenders as part of efforts to build a more diverse workforce, according to a report.

Probation service to be renationalised after ‘flawed’ privatisation

The public body will take over management of low and medium-risk cases when contracts with private providers end in December 2020.