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Transforming Rehabilitation: progress review

In June 2014, the then Government introduced its Transforming Rehabilitation reforms. These reforms aimed to open up the market to a diverse range of rehabilitation providers from the private and voluntary sectors to promote innovative approaches to reducing reoffending. They also extended statutory rehabilitation for those serving sentences of less than 12 months and introduced ‘through the gate’ services to improve the continuity of support between prison and the community.

The NAO has previously reported on Transforming Rehabilitation in April 2016, and in our December 2017 investigation into changes to Community Rehabilitation Company contracts. This study will assess whether the Ministry of Justice is well placed to realise the ambitions of its reforms. We will examine progress in reducing reoffending and whether the Ministry has delivered against the wider objectives of the reforms.

If you would like to provide evidence for our study please email the study team on enquiries@nao.org.uk, putting the study title in the subject line. The team will consider the evidence you provide; however, please note that due to the volume of information we receive we may not respond to you directly. If you need to raise a concern please use our contact form.