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Justice Minister - Jeremy Wright MP meets with Kent Probation staff

Published: 04 February 2013

Justice Minister, Jeremy Wright MP, has met with Kent Probation staff to discuss the government plans to reform the way in which offenders are rehabilitated in the community.

He met with Kent Probation staff, senior managers and NAPO to listen to their concerns and hear their ideas about future working. 

Probation Officers and Probation Service Officers discussed the dynamic nature of risk, and the importance that the government will need to place on the interface between public sector probation and any new providers managing cases. 

Sarah Billiald, Kent Probation's Chief Executive, said: "I am very proud that Kent Probation staff were able to raise some interesting and important points about the reforms to the Minister." 

"Kent Probation is keen to feedback to the government how the reforms can best be managed and designed to successfully reduce re-offending and avoid risk issues. We want to build on our excellent work and the innovative delivery methods already in place across Kent Probation. 

We are taking a close interest in this process, and we are determined that the future of probation services will be the best possible for the courts and communities of Kent." 

For full details of the proposed refroms to probation, please see the consultation paper.

The consultation on reforms to the probation service is open until 22nd February. 



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