Jersey Probation and Aftercare Service (JPACS) Annual Report for 2015 and Business Plan for 2016 This year’s Annual Report and Business Plan has been published online here.
Highlights of this year’s report are:
- Continued success in reducing re-offending by Probationers evidenced by the publication of the fourth in a series of reconviction studies, end of Order assessments, and supported by client feedback questionnaires. Copies of these reports are also available on the website.
- A further increase in the amount of Community Service performed by people who would otherwise have been serving prison sentences
- Maintaining good completion and satisfaction rates for people on Probation and Community Service
- The appointment of another locally trained Probation officer by the Jersey Royal Court (N.B. not an additional post)
- A first inspection into Private Law work for the Family Division of the Royal Court
- Continued international interest in the work of JPACS with invitations to present at Conferences in Singapore and Dublin and with study visits from the French National Training College (ENAP) and postgraduate students from Quebec and Spain.
Brian Heath the Chief Probation Officer said: “The Jersey Probation and After Care Service continues to demonstrate its effectiveness across all its areas of operation, for the Criminal Justice System and for the Family Court. Our services also reflect very good value for the people of Jersey at less than £20 per person per year. All our work is reliant on having skilled and dedicated staff and volunteers so we invest heavily in training, supervision and supportive work practices.”