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Wednesday 25 April 2018
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Clinks Newsflash: Ministry of Justice's Review of the Probation Service


On 27th March the Ministry of Justice published its long-awaited Review of the Probation Service - Punishment and Reform: Effective Probation Services [download]. This was accompanied by a review of community sentences - Punishment and Reform: Effective Community Sentences [download].


Clinks Briefing

Clinks has now posted an online Briefing for each review, summarising the key elements of the proposed reforms, at:


Consultation events

The consultation period for both reviews will run until 22nd June. During that period, Clinks will be undertaking a survey and hosting three roundtable events. These roundtable events will gather detailed feedback from the VCS for inclusion in Clinks' response to the consultation.


Clinks' Policy and Local Development Teams would therefore like to hear from organisations working alongside the Probation Service that are interested in attending one of these events. To express interest in attending the London event (afternoon of 24th April) please contact Katie O'Donoghue; for the Manchester event contact Nathan Dick; for our Exeter / Taunton event contact Louise Clark.


Places are strictly limited to one person per organisation and are only open to VCS organisations. Clinks will be sending further information about the events as soon as possible to everyone who has expressed interest, with confirmed dates and venues.


Your feedback

Please also send any written feedback that you would like us to take account of in preparing Clinks' consultation response, to Clare Hayes.

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