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NCJ Number: 137172 Find in a Library
Title: Partnership in Dealing With Offenders in the Community
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 34
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office
London, SW1H 9AT, England
Sale Source: Great Britain Home Office
50 Queen Anne's Gate
London, SW1H 9AT,
United Kingdom
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: The aim of this paper is to discuss how to build on and develop the work of voluntary organizations and the private sector in Great Britain's criminal justice system, in partnership with government and statutory agencies (primarily the probation service).
Abstract: Voluntary organizations, generally nonprofit bodies, and the private sector represent the independent sector. The government believes that the independent sector can and should be involved to a much greater degree than at present in work with offenders. Further, the government wants to encourage the flexibility and potential for innovation of the independent sector to help in reducing crime. The common threat running through the discussion of the probation service is wider involvement of the community in crime prevention. What is required is a range of effective, broad-based schemes for dealing with offenders in the community. Objectives established for the independent sector by the government include the following: enable the probation service to concentrate on areas requiring its specialist skills; encourage innovation and flexibility and provide a perspective different from that of statutory agencies; and increase the range of alternatives for dealing with particular problems. Potential areas of work in which voluntary and private sectors might become more involved are examined, and an analysis of crime prevention, sentencing, victims, bail, community supervision programs, and social inquiry reports is presented. Ways in which probation services can be provided, funded, and evaluated are discussed. The importance of a partnership arrangement to deal with offenders in the community is stressed.
Main Term(s): Foreign probation or parole services; Private sector-government cooperation
Index Term(s): Foreign criminal justice systems; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Probation/parole volunteers
Note: Discussion Paper issued by the Home Office to complement the White Paper, "Crime, Justice, and Protecting the Public," and the Green Paper, "Supervision and Punishment in the Community: A Framework for Action"
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