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Transforming Rehabilitation

This webpage is a live resource, keeping you updated about the Transforming Rehabilitation reforms as new information becomes available.
Last updated: 27th July 2018

To find out more about the background to and implementation of Transforming Rehabilitation, its implications for statutory services for offenders, and for the voluntary sector delivering services through sub contracts in the new landscape please use the menu on the left.

Latest news

July 2018: The Ministry of Justice has announced a public consultation on proposals to stabilise the delivery of probation services over the next two years and a longer term strategy for probation services beyond 2020. You can read our blog here for more information

June 2018: The final report of the House of Commons Justice Select Committee’s inquiry into Transforming Rehabilitation has been published. Clinks CEO Anne Fox has written a blog discussing the voluntary sector perspective. Read the blog here

May 2018: Clinks has published 'Under represented, under pressure and under resourced', the final report of our TrackTR research into the voluntary sector's experience of Transforming Rehabiliation. The report makes 11 recommendations that we believe can make a difference, and help us to understand what the next generation of probation services could look like. Read the report here

February 2017: Clinks, in partnership with NCVO and Birmingham University's Third Sector Research Centre launched the third survey into the voluntary sector's experience of Transforming Rehabilitation.

September 2016: Clinks has published a statement in response to the House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts inquiry into Transforming Rehabilitation. The inquiry has found that progress has been slow and the revolution promised has not been realised as yet. Voluntary sector organisations, deemed central to the programme at the outset are not being engaged effectively. Read the statement here

May 2016: Clinks has publised 'Change & challenge', a report on the voluntary sector’s collective experience of changes to probation services under the Transforming Rehabilitation reforms. The report makes seven recommendations for change that we hope will improve the sector’s experience and drive improvements in probation services. Download the report here

April 2016: The Ministry of Justice has provided Clinks with a list of contacts for the voluntary sector to engage with Community Rehabilitation Companies. Download the contact list here (updated May 2016). The latest version of the Industry Standard Partnering Agreement is available to download here.

May 2015: Clinks and NCVO have announced a new project to track the voluntary sector’s involvement in Transforming Rehabilitation. Over the next year we will survey the voluntary sector three times. Find out more.

May 2015: On 1st February 2015 the Offender Rehabilitation Act 2014 (ORA) came into full force, meaning an extension of supervision to short-sentenced prisoners. Read more here. The new providers also took ownership of, and began running, the 21 Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs). Read the MoJ announcement here. Read Clinks' briefing on the ORA here.

December 2014: The Ministry of Justice has announced (18th December 2014) that the new contracts for the delivery of probation services under Transforming Rehabilitation have been signed. For a list of the new owners of each CRC click here. Read the MoJ announcement here.

October 2014: Clinks' Director, Clive Martin, has made a statement about the announcement of the preferred bidders. Read Clinks' press release here.

August 2014: The MoJ has published the Industry Standard Partnering Agreement that will cover subcontracting arrangements under Transforming Rehabilitation. Find out more here.