Private companies, charities and voluntary organisations will be paid if they stop criminals reoffending under plans for a “rehabilitation revolution” to be outlined by the Prime Minister today.
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David Cameron will today unveil plans to outsource large parts of the Probation Service to the private sector, as part of a fresh drive to cut crime and reoffending.
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I grew up in Bangor, a small city in north-west Wales. It’s set in the seemingly infinite landscapes of Snowdonia national park, so it’s a godsend for weed-smoking students and outdoorsy types. But for its native teenagers, it’s boring. Venturing outside the town requires parental help, and there are no youth clubs (well, none that I knew of). The life of a Bangor teenager is defined by loitering, time-wasting and getting wearily turned away from the local pubs you might dare to try to enter. My brother and his friends, having the temerity to socialise in sportswear, spent most Saturdays getting moved on by police from one end of the high street to the other.
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Anti-Social Behaviour Orders are failing in many cases as new figures show criminals often breach their ASBOs multiple times.
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Northamptonshire has the lowest re-offending rate in the country thanks to probation officers, drug and alcohol treatment programmes and the police working together.
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A council in Lancashire is defending its decision to employ two prisoners.
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An army of more than 3,000 criminals has carried out compulsory unpaid work in the county worth almost £2m over the past three years.
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Two boys died in youth custody last month. It’s a reminder that we reserve our most dangerous and violent jails for children.
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The justice secretary, Kenneth Clarke, is to “wipe the slate clean” for hundreds of thousands of offenders by dramatically shortening the period during which they are obliged to tell potential employers about their criminal past.
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“Norwich’s most senior judge today issued a plea to local businesses across the city to help break the cycle of crime by giving former prisoners job opportunities.
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