Probation Reform Programme
HM Prison and Probation Service
The hugely ambitious Probation Reform Programme delivered the unification of the Probation Service, successfully transferring 7,000 staff from more than 50 private employers to our new Service. In the face of a non-negotiable deadline of 25 June 2021 and the outbreak of COVID, the programme team rose to the challenge: re-scoping the programme, secured £155 million per annum of Treasury investment, completed the transfer, rolled out radical new digital tools, overhauling the probation estate, and introducing 110 new specialist contracts to rehabilitate offenders. The new unified probation service is on-track to improve public confidence, better protect the public and reduce reoffending.