Community Rehabilitation Companies

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 7th March 2018.

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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 has he made of reoffending levels since the part-privatisation of probation.

Photo of Rory Stewart Rory Stewart The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

Our probation reforms mean we are now monitoring 40,000 offenders who would previously have been released with no supervision at all.

Latest statistics show that overall Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) have reduced the number of people reoffending by 2% since the Transforming Rehabilitation reforms were implemented. While the frequency of reoffending has been rising since 2009, it is nevertheless disappointing that 19 of 21 CRCs have not been able to reverse this trend. We are working with providers to understand the reasons for these results and discuss improvements we might make to the delivery of services.

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