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Offenders: Voluntary Work

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 27th February 2017.

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Photo of Susan Elan Jones Susan Elan Jones Labour, Clwyd South

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the Government plans to introduce a volunteering programme for ex-offenders.

Photo of Sam Gyimah Sam Gyimah The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Information and guidance to maximise the use of volunteers, including ex-offenders and serving prisoners, has been commissioned by the Ministry of Justice and was published in July 2016 by Clinks, the umbrella group for voluntary organisations working with offenders and their families. The Department is committed to continuing and increasing the use of volunteers, and encouraging appropriate volunteering opportunities for ex-offenders within rehabilitation services and elsewhere.

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