An ambitious program from the UK Ministry of Justice (MOJ), Transforming Rehabilitation aims to reform the way offenders are managed in the community to achieve a reduction in the rate of reoffending.
A key aspect of the reform is to invite bids from providers to deliver approximately 70 percent of the probation and rehabilitation work subject to market competition. Services will be commissioned across 21 ‘control package areas’, many of which are directly aligned to police and crime commission (PCC) and local authority areas.
Commissioning structures are expected to:
- be responsive to (changing) local needs
- reward providers’ ability to reduce reoffending
- incentivise smaller and third sector providers to participate
- minimise bureaucracy
- deliver value for money.