Leading members of Labour’s Justice team and Hamish Sandison, Labour’s Police and Crime Commissioner candidate for Gwent, will meet with the Wales Probation Trust.
Jenny Chapman MP, Shadow Prisons Minister, Wayne David MP, Shadow Justice Minister, and Hamish Sandison will hold discussions with Sarah Payne, the Chief Executive of the Wales Probation Trust.
In the near future, the Wales Probation Trust will conduct a pilot scheme to reduce re-offending. The so-called payment by results scheme is based on partnerships between the private and voluntary sectors to help deliver front-line services. The members of Labour’s Shadow Justice team will discuss with Sarah Payne how the pilot will work in practise.
Hamish Sandison has made the issue of reducing re-offending a major part of his campaign for the election on 15 November 2012 when he will be standing for Labour as its candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent.
Jenny Chapman said,"Re-offending is a huge problem. Unfortunately our prisons are full of people who keep on offending time and time again. It is essential that this cycle is broken and that real efforts are made to ensure that initial offenders do not re-offend. If we can reduce re-offend, we can make a major contribution to reducing crime."