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Probation companies tell staff not to report sentence breaches, finds watchdog

Probation offices. Taken at a protest over the 2014 splitting of the probation service. Photo: Phil Hedges

A new report by the probation watchdog (HMI Probation) has found that the new private Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) are telling staff not to take action against offenders who breach sentence terms, due to the risk of being fined. The

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Unaccountable providers, service chaos, workforce pushed to the limit: Probation after the ‘reforms’

Probation offices. Taken at a protest over the 2014 splitting of the probation service. Photo: Phil Hedges

A new report by the National Audit Office (NAO) has found that the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) does not know how well the companies responsible for running probation services are performing, due to “limitations around data quality and availability.” The

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Justice is under attack

The government is fragmenting the justice system, privatising policing, probation and prison services, closing courts, slashing the legal aid budget and making drastic cuts to funding. This will undermine the system, reduce access to justice and put public safety at risk.

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