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NCJ Number: 170254 Find in a Library
Title: Probation Services Working in Partnership: Increasing Impact and Value for Money
Corporate Author: Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Probation
Home Office
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 73
Sponsoring Agency: Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Probation
London , SW1H 9AT, England
Publication Number: ISBN 1-85893-6675
Sale Source: Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Probation
Home Office
50 Queen Anne's Gate
London , SW1H 9AT,
United Kingdom
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This report assesses the contributions of those working in partnership with probation services and how well probation services enable and facilitate such arrangements.
Abstract: Two significant findings emerged from this report. First, probation staff at all levels developed many formal partnership working arrangements during a relatively short time when there were numerous competing demands for probation services. Second, requirements developed by Home Office officials and others were successful in providing a developmental framework and encouraged services to take action. Recommendations for future action include the following: (1) Probation committees should ensure that, by April 1997, partnership plans are integrated into their local service plans; (2) Partnership agreements should identify expected outcomes and contain information to assess outcomes; (3) Partnership data should be compatible with service computerized information systems; and (4) Probation committees should require detailed information in order to consider the value for money which specific partnership programs offer. Notes, appendix, glossary
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Corrections in foreign countries; Cost effectiveness analysis; Cost/Benefit Analysis; Criminal justice system planning; England; Foreign courts; Foreign criminal justice systems; Foreign probation or parole services; Planning-programming-budgeting system
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