Headlines, PublicNet: 3 June, 2014

From 1 June, 21 community rehabilitation companies have started to operate contracts let by the Ministry of Justice. The Public Accounts Committee has warned of the many risks of this privatization, particularly because the new arrangements have not been fully piloted.

The Committee has warned that the Ministry is implementing wholesale changes to how rehabilitation services for offenders are delivered in England and Wales on a highly ambitious timescale. The changes include introducing new private and voluntary providers, bringing in a payment by results system, creating a new National Probation Service and extending the service to short-term prisoners in a very short time period.

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