Mike Guilfoyle recalls his supervision of 'Mason'
This month Mike Guilfoyle offers a glimpse of how probation officers, in practice, supervise and help to rehabilitate those convicted of sex offences
Our Director, Richard Garside, commented on public probation services in Wales after Chief Inspector of Probation Dame Glenys Stacey had praised their leadership. This comes in contrast to the criticism faced by community rehabilitation companies which a number of leading criminal justice experts, including Richard, have called to be taken back into public hands.
On the Welsh probation services, Richard said:
Mike Guilfoyle remembers working with Paola
Our Director, Richard Garside, is one of eight signatories on a letter to the Justice Secretary, David Gauke, calling for him to 'pause and reconsider' the government's plans re-let probation contracts to private companies.
The call comes in the wake of a damning National Audit Office report last week, which concluded that the Ministry of Justice 'should pause and reflect on whether its propsed approach is both deliverable and consistent with its strategic aims for the probation system'.
This month Mike Guilfoyle describes a supervisory experience supporting 'Romy'
Gavin Wilkinson on how the fall of the USSR, power vacuums filled by organised crime have touched the UK Criminal Justice System and mental health services
Mike Guilfoyle remembers 'Albie' and a tragic incident in his past
The Centre's director, Richard Garside, is co-signatory of a letter to Minister of Justice David Gauke.
The letter, mentioned in the weekend's Observer, expresses concern over the decision to re-let Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) contracts.