Mike Guilfoyle recounts his meetings with 'Steve'
Dr Mary Corcoran discusses the market revolution in criminal justice which is the focus of the September issue of Criminal Justice Matters
The Independent on Sunday has revealed a catalogue of evidence demonstrating the scale of the crisis in the Probation Service in the wake of recent reforms. This includes huge backlogs of emails and overstretched staff. Labour have called for an inquiry into whether these issues led to the murder of a woman just seven days after her suspected killer was put on probation for domestic violence.
Mike Guilfoyle reflects on his supervisory experience with 'John'.
Mark Oldfield and Roger Grimshaw argue that increased probation funding has failed to match the costs of delivering services
MIke Guilfoyle reflects on his supervisory experience with Mo.
Mike Guilfoyle writes of the importance of a probation officer using professional discretion when handling a complex case.
Mike Guilfoyle argues that building trusting relationships with service users in probation takes time, effort, commitment and a shared belief in the change process.
Former probation officer Mike Guilfoyle draws on the example of one of his former clients to discuss the role of courts in the regular review of community sentences as they unfold.
Former probation officer Mike Guilfoyle writes about the importance of offering emotional support to probation service clients.