Letter from Amy Rees Chief Executive HMPPS dated 28 March 2023
The Efficiency and Savings Review Update March 2023
In November Clinks began receiving feedback from members in our regular forums, alongside concern from the wider criminal justice voluntary sector regarding the prolonged waiting and deferred action on promised funding decisions from the Ministry of Justice and HMPPS. This concerned those in the process of planning Commissioned Rehabilitative Services (CRS) and began impacting the progress of those awaiting the outcome of the first probation grants programme for racially minoritised organisations, using funding from the Regional Outcomes and Innovation Fund (ROIF), as well as other strategic grants. Therefore, it became pertinent for Clinks to advocate on behalf of the voluntary sector, and Clinks CEO, Anne Fox began engaging with Amy Rees, Chief Executive HMPPS, and Phil Copple, Director General Operations, HMPPS asking for an explanation and exploring actions to move forward with this.