Clinks evidence to the Parole Board Triennial Review
Clinks has submitted evidence to the Ministry of Justice’s Triennial Review of the Parole Board. This is part of the process that all Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPB) are going through, and does not indicate any specific plan to discontinue the Board or change its functions. Our response highlights the importance of the Board’s continuing role as an independent body in ensuring decisions on parole are not perceived as being influenced by political priorities. We also argue that this should remain a national and not a local function. Finally, we suggest that the Parole Board could increase its engagement with the voluntary sector in order to benefit from the sector’s expertise.