Ministry of Justice not Ministry of Magic – The Information Daily

Ministry of Justice not Ministry of Magic – The Information Daily

The British Government and its Ministry of Justice are coming under increasing criticism over plans to introduce Payment by Results (PbR) to community sentences.
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Will Payment By Results Work? New Philanthropy Capital

Make Justice Work: Criminal Justice - News . Opinion . Research

This morning Make Justice Work published their report on the principles that should underlie how Payment by Results (PbR) should operate in the criminal justice sector. The principles were based on a day-long discussion of 30 “experts” (of which I was one as NPC’s Head of Measurement and Evaluation) in different parts of the criminal justice sector on the opportunities and risks of PbR.
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Founder and Director of Make Justice Work Roma Hooper on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme

Founder and Director of Make Justice Work Roma Hooper on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme

Today Roma Hooper appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme to discuss out latest report Just Results.

You can listen to the interview on iPlayer at 1 hour 20 minutes.

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Payment by results and community sentences. A fix too far?

Payment by results and community sentences. A fix too far?

PBR is to this government what PFI (the private-finance initiative) was to its predecessor¬—a magic bullet supposed to help the state achieve its aims at minimal cost. PFIs were mainly about building and running physical facilities; PBR is about delivering services and other social interventions. The idea is to give private-sector firms, charities and other third-sector outfits a target and pay them only if they hit it. PBR is well-established (if not notably successful) in welfare-to-work. It is being piloted in prisons to reduce re-offending on release and in drug-treatment programmes to get people off their substances of choice.
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Government outlines plans for fast-track justice – The Guardian

Government outlines plans for fast-track justice – The Guardian

“Flash incarceration” of offenders who breach court orders, widespread naming online of those convicted, more witnesses giving evidence via videolink and Sunday court sittings are among measures outlined in government plans to speed up justice.
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What should community sentences aim to achieve? – Public Service

What should community sentences aim to achieve? – Public Service

Proposals to strengthen community sentences and improve the probation service have been set out by the Ministry of Justice this year. Core aims include ensuring community sentences are a tough and credible punishment to tackle reoffending alongside modernising probation to cut crime.
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Women in prison – Letter in the Daily Telegraph signed by Roma Hooper

Women in prison – Letter in the Daily Telegraph signed by Roma Hooper

SIR – Five years after Baroness Corston’s review of women in prison, we still send 600 first-time, non-violent female offenders to prison each year. A further 900 are locked up for breaching a community order, despite the original offence not warranting custody. These women are sentenced to six months or less in prison.
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“In this Together?” by Iqbal Wahhab, Ambassador of MJW in Business First Magazine

Make Justice Work: Criminal Justice - News . Opinion . Research

Ambassador of Make Justice Work Iqbal Wahhab writes about the importance of getting offenders into training and employment after their sentence.

Go to page 66 of Business First Magazine to read Iqbal’s fantastic article.

Capita’s National Conference on Effective Community Sentences Wednesday 30th May 2012 – Central London

Make Justice Work: Criminal Justice - News . Opinion . Research

The Coalition Government aims to introduce more robust community sentences to facilitate improved rehabilitation and increase reparation
to victims.
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Mothers Behind Bars – Letter in the Telegraph

Mothers Behind Bars – Letter in the Telegraph

Founder and director of Make Justice Work, Roma Hooper has had an article published in the Telegraph today.
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