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Community Rehabilitation Companies

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL815, tabled on 24 June 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what processes are in place to monitor the development and effectiveness of through-the-gate services provided in prisons by Community Rehabilitation Companies.

Answered on

8 July 2015

Contract Management Teams, who are responsible for managing the contracts with the 21 Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRC), are closely monitoring the delivery of ‘Through the Gate’ (TTG), to ensure CRCs are delivering effective resettlement services. This is being undertaken as part of the rigorous contract management arrangements which include a number of governance meetings involving the CRC, NPS and prisons. Prior to 1 May, the Ministry also undertook detailed assurance to ensure that providers were ready to stand up their TTG services. This assurance will continue until this new service is fully embedded.