1. Transforming Rehabilitation (TR) update: Preferred bidders announced- Who will be running your Probation services?

 Transforming Rehabilitation (TR) update: Preferred bidders announced– Who will be running your Probation services?

Geo Mercia Willowdene                  

The Reducing Reoffending Partnership

 

 29/10/2014: The Ministry of Justice have announced that Geo Mercia Willowdene,  are the preferred bidder for the Warwickshire and West Mercia Community Rehabilitation company

Who are Geo Mercia Willowdene? They are a Joint Venture involving:

Mercia Community Action Ltd, a Probation Staff Mutual

Willowdene Rehabilitation Ltd, a social enterprise

The GEO Group UK Ltd, a private organisation

The Reducing Reoffending Partnership,  are the preferred bidder for the Warwickshire and West Mercia Community Rehabilitation company

Who are Reducing Reoffending Partnership? They are an Equity Joint Venture) which brings together the experience, capabilities and values of 3           leading mission driven organisations which are

Ingeus UK, a private organisation

St Giles Trust, a Charity; and

Crime Reduction Initiatives (CRI) a Charity.

 Full details of  all the preferred bidders across the country  can be found here

 More information is available on the Clinks  website too – If you have not already signed up to Clinks (a Voluntary sector infra structure organisation which supports, represents and campaigns for the Voluntary and Community Sector working with offenders in England and Wales), this is an excellent  resource  for voluntary sector organisations, please log onto : http://www.clinks.org/ and visit the  section on “What do I need to know” about Transforming Rehabilitation: http://www.clinks.org/criminal-justice/transforming-rehabilitation

More details can also be found on the Ministry of Justice website:

http://www.justice.gov.uk/transforming-rehabilitation

What are the proposed timescales? These have been amended to the following:

  • December 2014 – Contracts awarded
  • April 2015 – New providers start delivery
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