Mike Guilfoyle writes about 'Seymour' and balancing interventions
In another reflection from his time as a probation officer, Mike Guilfolye remembers 'Billy'.
Unprecendented clauses in probation contracts which guarantee private providers their projected profits in the event of early cancellation could cost the taxpayer £300-400m, reports The Guardian. This could stifle Labour's plans to repeal the outsourcing of probation services if they win next years general election.
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.