Victim contact work and the Probation Service

a study of service delivery and impact
  • 102 Pages
  • 1.76 MB
  • English
CCJS Press , [Leeds]
Victims of crimes -- Great Britain., Probation -- Great Bri
StatementAdam Crawford and Jill Enterkin.
ContributionsEnterkin, Jill., University of Leeds. Centre for Criminal Justice Studies.
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 102 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16333653M
ISBN 100951103237

IN THIS JOURNAL. Journal Home; Browse Journal. Current IssueAuthor: Roger Ford. Its importance can be seen in the Probation Services, Youth Offending Services, Prisons and even schools who have decided to promote and implement aspects of an intervention called Restorative Justice (RJ).

Using RJ, however, comes at a huge cost. undermining public confidence and the standing of the Probation Service in the community both with victims and offenders. In cases where victim awareness work leads to the possibility of some reconciliation with direct victims, or where it may indicate that there is a residualFile Size: KB.

Initially, probation staff contact the victim to offer their support, but it is for the victim to decide whether to engage with the service – consent is always retained by the victim. Victim support is a specialist area of probation work and is carried out by dedicated teams of Victim.

For the probation service in England and Wales, these changes included the start of statutory victim contact work (legislated for in the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act ) and the expectation that victim awareness work would be undertaken with offenders as.

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information about services being provided to victims. CREATING A VICTIM ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Increasingly, probation and parole agencies are choosing to establish their own victim assistance programs with dedicated staff who work directly with victims.

One example is the Victim Services Program of the District of. A probation officer may contact you by telephone or mail to discuss any victim restitution you may want to claim.

You may also submit a victim impact statement verbally or in writing to probation. The probation officer may also be able to assist you with contacting a victim advocate through the District Attorney’s office.

PC 29/ Victim Contact Work: Revised Sections 6 (Stage 2) and 9 of the Guidance to Areas. PC 28/ Victim Contact Work: Guidance on Recent Court Judgements. PC 62/ Further Guidance on the National Probation Service’s Work With Victims of Serious Crimes.

All hard copies of these Instructions must be destroyed.

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Audit/monitoring. The statutory Probation Service Victim Contact Scheme (VCS) is offered to victims of violent and sexual offences where the offender receives a sentence of 12 months or more. The purpose of the VCS is to provide eligible victims with information and advice about the criminal justice process by a designated Victim Liaison Officer (VLO).

The aim of this article is to analyse how social workers in the social services describe crime victims and their role in supporting these victims. Based on focus groups with social workers in the social services, it is established that social workers discriminate between a categorical understanding of crime victims and an assessment of.

Its importance can be seen in the Probation Services, Youth Offending Services, Prisons and even schools who have decided to promote and implement aspects of an intervention called Restorative Justice (RJ). Using RJ, however, comes at a huge cost.

This work book needs a companion lesson book Read more. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. s: 4. This book provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the work of the probation service. It brings together themes of policy, theory and practice to help students and practitioners to better understand the work of probation, its limitations as.

Contact Information: Maricopa County Adult Probation Department Victim Services Unit W. Jackson St. Suite Phoenix, AZ Phone: Toll Free: Fax: Email: [email protected] East Los Angeles (ELA) Area Office & Intensive Gang Supervision Program (IGSP) Civic Center Way Los Angeles, Ca Tel () Fax ()   Running through the book is a concern with a range of key current issues such as addressing the diversity of offenders and creating effective links with other criminal justice agencies, and it includes perspectives from both probation service staff and from offenders and victims.

This book is an essential text for practitioners, trainees and. Initial Victim Contact: “The sooner the contact is established with victims, and they hear about the specifics of the probation or parole conditions from the probation or parole officer, the less opportunity there is for the offender to contact, intimidate, or harass the victim further.

Role of the Victim Liaison (Appendix E.l, page ) Each Corrections' Court and Reparative Services Office has a person, often a volunteer, who is responsible for locating and contacting those affected by the crimes of offenders sentenced to Reparative Probation.

This is the Victim Liaison. The watchdog pointed out that seven out of 10 probation staff were female, whereas 97% of offenders were male. In Julyover 60% of probation officers were working in excess of % on the NPS workload measurement tool and almost 30% more than %.

On average, victim. The Probation Service has partnerships with a number of other agencies tackling these issues as they contribute to crime, including: homelessness, drug or alcohol addiction or social deprivation. Delivering Victim Services: An Overview of Practice in the Probation Board for Northern Ireland Article: Book Reviews.

The Probation Service. Victim Impact Statement Victims are entitled to make a statement that will be included in the probation officer’s presentence report.

The Victim Impact Statement is not about what can or cannot be proven; rather, it is an opportunity for the victim to tell the Court about how the crime has affected different areas of the victim's life.

It can also include the victim's opinions. The victim contact scheme (VCS) allows victims to find out about any changes to an offender’s sentence and when they will be released. Dame Glenys Stacey, the chief inspector of probation, said.

register Services. As a victim of crime, the following services are available to you: Advocacy, training, and education efforts on your behalf.

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We respond to threats, harassment, or unwanted contact from an offender under VADOC custody; provide training on our post-sentencing, trauma-informed services; conduct basic skills training for correctional professionals; and serve as victim subject. The National Probation Service for England and Wales is a statutory criminal justice service, mainly responsible for the supervision of offenders in the community and the provision of reports to the criminal courts to assist them in their sentencing duties.

It was established in its current form by the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act in Aprilbut has existed since as a set. Inthe DOC absorbed the victim service coordinator position and the CDVSA came through again by providing funding for a Criminal Justice Technician to work victim services.

Invictim services became the Victim Service Unit of the Department of Corrections Division of Probation and Parole.

This brochure provides you with information on the process of providing victim testimony to the Board of Probation and Parole. Your testimony is important to the Board in making decisions about the Service Associates.

Si necesita traduccion llame a la Oficina contact the Office of the Victim. Those probation officers in place had an average of 39 cases on their books but could have up to 60 at any one time, while victim liaison officers had an average of If you're a victim or have been affected by a crime, you're welcome to contact one of our Victim Service coordinators for assistance.

If you or a family member has been affected by a crime, our Victim Service coordinators are able to provide you with help and support. Coordinators can give you. The Massachusetts Probation Service’s Victim Services Unit has expanded with the addition of three newly hired Victim Services Coordinators.

All three are former Victim Witness Advocates for District Attorney’s offices. Victims Services Coordinators are responsible for addressing the needs of all victims and survivors of crime. Victim Services Coordinators provide direct services to. The Office of Victim Services (OVS) is a pioneer among the nation’s probation/parole agencies in providing direct services to victims.

The Office of Victim Services’ responsibility is to assist victims of crimes committed by offenders who are under the supervision of the Department. The San Francisco Adult Probation Department is committed to assisting victims of crime.

We work closely with partner agencies in order to help victims recover from the financial and emotional hardships that victims experience. Restitution Victim Impact Statement Victim Compensation Marsy's Law and Victim Rights Additional Resources.

The quickest way to contact Victim Services is via email at [email protected] Formed inthe mission of CDCR’s Office of Victim and Survivor Rights and Services (OVSRS) is to give crime victims and their families a voice.

The formation of the office has laid the groundwork for enforcing victims’ rights and providing services.If the offender is a felon on Probation/Parole, contact the Probation Officer supervising the defendant in your case, or contact the Criminal Justice Tech.

in the statewide Victim Service Unit, at Contact the Department of Law District Attorney office if the offender was convicted of a misdemeanor instead of a felony.

Probation services supervise more than a quarter of a million offenders in England and Wales, including inmates preparing to leave jail, ex-prisoners living in .