The supervision of community orders in England and Wales: National Probation Service
The Criminal Justice Act 2003 introduced a new style of community sentence known as a community order. For offences committee after 1 April 2005, magistrates and judges have been able to tailor communty sentences to the severity of the offence and, at the same time address offending behaviour. The most common order contains a single requirement obliging the offender to complete specified number of unpaid work hours. The National Probation Service supervises all offenders subject to such orders, plus those released from prison on licence or given other sentences to be served in the community. This report examines how well they have been implemented and whether they are meeting sentencing objectives. It is felt the National Probation Service could improve efficiency by increasing the consistency with which community orders are implemented within local Probation Areas. Better data on capacity, costs and the number of orders completed as sentenced would help the Service demonstrate value for money. The report makes several recommendations to this end.
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302 offender Accenture accredited programmes achieved alcohol treatment Appendix Areas we visited Audit Office analysis average breach caseload cent commissioning community order requirements community sentences court days of sentence Development Statistics NOMS domestic violence drug rehabilitation Figure file review five local Areas harm assessments higher higher HM Inspectorate identified Inspectorate of Probation Integrated Probation Performance interventions Lincolnshire London Probation Area lower lower mental health treatment Ministry of Justice National Audit Office National Probation Service National Standards Northumbria number of offenders OASys score offender profiles offender's offending behaviour outcomes Percentage Probation Areas Probation Performance Framework Probation Service Officers Probation staff costs reconviction rates Regional Offender Managers Research Development Statistics risk of harm risk of serious sentence Performance Sentence plan serious harm Service Level Agreement South Wales South Yorkshire Specified activity target Reported target Target undecided Target undecided Reported Target undecided Target Tier undecided Target undecided West Midlands Wiltshire Yes Existing