The Ministry of Justice Probation Review

Market warming in England

In the coming weeks the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is due to publish its plans for the future structure and delivery of probation services. Ahead of the competition launch for the delivery of new probation services in England, Clinks is supporting the MoJ to engage with the voluntary sector.

Find out more and make sure your organisation is prepared for these changes:

These events are specifically for the voluntary sector to hear more about the MoJ’s final plans.

The MoJ plans to signpost prime bidders to Clinks’ directories of voluntary sector organisations working in the criminal justice system in order to identify potential supply chain partners. If you are interested in being involved in supply chains for the delivery of the new probation contracts make sure your organisation is registered and your details are up to date.


Please note that the information above relates to England only. Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) Wales is progressing plans for an alternative delivery model with the National Probation Service in Wales assuming responsibility for the management of all people – high, medium and low-risk of offending – so that advice to court, risk and need assessments, sentence planning and managing enforcement and recall will all sit within a single organisation. It is currently considering three approaches to commissioning which are set out in this presentation. HMPPS Wales plans to launch the competition in the first half of 2019 but it will likely be slightly later than in England and its preferred approach will be shared prior to this.

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