The future of probation

We are working with a network of professional groups, trade unions and civil society organisations to press for an improved structure and working arrangements for the probation service.

Led by the Probation Institute, and with the informal title of the Probation Alliance, the initiative is pressing for the reunification of probation, and the recreation of of publicly-owned service, following the disastrous part-privatisation under the former coalition government.

The Alliance agreed a statement of principles in early 2019 and is continuing to work. 

Other members of the Alliance include:

  • Napo
  • Unison
  • Howard League for Penal Reform
  • Centre for Justice Innovation
  • BASW Criminal Justice England