Community Rehabilitation Companies: Contracts

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 11th September 2017.

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Photo of Alex Sobel Alex Sobel Labour/Co-operative, Leeds North West

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of payment-by-results contracts on the delivery of services by community rehabilitation companies.

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

The department has contracts with 21 Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs), comprising both private and third sector organisations, who work alongside the National Probation Service (NPS) to supervise and reform offenders. These contracts contain a payment-by-results element linked to achieving reductions in reoffending.

The first set of final reoffending data for which CRCs could receive payment-by-results income will be published in October 2017; thereafter data will be published quarterly.

We continue to hold providers rigorously to account for their performance and are working to ensure they deliver services which reduce re-offending, protect the public and help offenders contribute to society.

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