The Ministry of Justice is a ministerial department which works to protect the public and reduce re-offending, providing a more effective, transparent and responsive criminal justice system for victims and the public.
In February 2015, MoJ reformed probation services and created a single National Probation Service (NPS), responsible for the management of high-risk offenders; and 21 Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) responsible for the management of low to medium risk offenders. The CRCs also took responsibility for the mandatory supervision of those sentenced to less than 12 months in prison, a key element of the probation service reforms.
Novus works with three CRCs to deliver a range of services from resettlement planning services through the gate to Community Payback.
In partnership with the NPS we also deliver high quality offender education, training and employability services within a number of Approved Premises across the North West and West Midlands.
We extend our market-leading education provision beyond the prison walls to help those going 'through the gate' to lead a crime-free life, and our community partners play a significant part in this process.
By joining forces we can extend our services to even more people who are at risk of reoffending, giving them a feeling of self-purpose and offering them the opportunity to make a positive contribution to society.
Our work with the likes of the National Probation Service in Approved Premises, the Ministry of Justice and the Skills Funding Agency hands learners the best chance to find work and embark on a law-abiding future.
We are always open to new and innovative ways to extend our reach and transform the lives of learners 'through the gate', so if you are interested in partnering with us please get in touch.Partner with us