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Tracking Transforming Rehabilitation

Clinks, NCVO and Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC) are monitoring the voluntary sector's involvement in Transforming Rehabilitation, following concerns that charities have missed out in previous large-scale government contracts. We are calling for the voluntary sector to share their experiences on this large scale reform of offender rehabilitation services. Our first report on the sector's experiences, 'early doors' was launched in August 2015. Our second report 'Change & challenge' was launched in May 2016. A third survey was open between 1st February and 31st March 2017. 

An inbox has been set up for charities to provide instant feedback on the impact of Transforming Rehabilitation:

“Over the next year a picture will begin to emerge about the changing role of the voluntary sector in criminal justice. In any reform this large you need to track the changes over the long-term, making sure that you understand what has happened and why." – Nathan Dick, Head of Policy and Communications, Clinks

The project – a partnership between Clinks, NCVO and TSRC - will track charities’ experiences of Transforming Rehabilitation by listening to organisations both directly and indirectly affected by this reform. This will highlight emerging good practice, as well as areas that need improvement, leading to clear recommendations for Government and other stakeholders. 

It is encouraging that the Ministry of Justice has promoted the role of voluntary sector providers in its reform of probation services. Yet similarly structured large scale contracts such as the Work Programme have not made best use of voluntary sector expertise. This monitoring exercise will clarify whether lessons have been learnt.” – Nick Davies, Public Services Manager, NCVO

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