Martin Partington: Spotlight on the Justice System

Keeping the English Legal System under review

National Probation Service: appointments

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The Government has made two key appointment in the process of creating the new National Probation Service.

Mike Maiden, former Chief Executive of Staffordshire and West Midlands Probation Trust, will undertake the role of Director of Probation, leading the National Probation Service in England.

Sarah Payne, current Chief Executive of Wales Probation Trust, will take up the post as Director National Offender Management Service (NOMS), Wales. Her role will also include overarching responsibility for public and private prisons and contractual oversight of private sector prison delivery in Wales.

They will lead a team of the country’s top offender managers, working with around 30,000 offenders each year who pose a high-risk of serious harm to the public.

The new directors will work alongside private and voluntary sector organisations who will be delivering rehabilitation services to low and medium risk offenders within 21 Contract Package Areas across England and Wales.4

They take up full responsibilities in April 2014.

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Written by lwtmp

August 22, 2013 at 8:11 am

Posted in Chapter 5

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