Serious offenders slipping through probation system net

Napo calls for government to review recruitment and service’s structure

PROBATION officers are not carrying out basic checks when there are risks of offenders engaging in violence and abuse after being released, according to a watchdog’s report published today.

Chief Inspector of Probation Justin Russell said there were “reoccurring problems” with the probation service that include “issues around competence,” huge workloads and understaffing.

Mr Russell said a lack of “professional curiosity” in failing to dig deeper in questioning...
source: Morning Star Online

2020-01-14 15:23
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