June 24, 2010: Napo on Sex Offenders Report
Commenting today on the publication of the joint Probation and Police Inspection into the supervision and monitoring of sex offenders, 'Restriction and Rehabilitation: Getting the Right Mix'(Criminal Justice Joint Inspection Report), Napo's Harry Fletcher commented:
”This report reflects the problems facing the Probation Service. The size of caseloads of staff supervising sex offenders is already far too high. Yet the Government is implementing further drastic cuts to budgets and training. Over a thousand sex offenders released from prison on licence are currently resident in probation hostels but staffing levels and supervision in these premises deteriorating. If the government fails to act on this report public protection will be compromised”.