Joint inspection on through the gate services

HM Inspectorate of Probation and HM Inspectorate of Prisons have published a joint inspection report looking at how Through the Gate services are being delivered since the introduction of the Transforming Rehabilitation programme in 2015.

The report finds numerous problems with the delivery and effectiveness of Through the Gate services, with very few prisoners in their sample securing accommodation and none securing education, employment or training through Community Rehabilitation Companies. The report reiterates the recommendations made in the inspectorates’ 2016 report on Through the Gate services and makes additional recommendations, including that the Ministry of Justice should consider whether CRC contracts are the best way to deliver effective resettlement services.

Read it here