The Secretary of State for Justice, Chris Grayling, has signed contracts with the new providers for the 21 Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs). This announcement marks another significant step towards completing the government’s probation reforms.
The confirmed new owner of Thames Valley CRC is MTCnovo
MTCnovo is a Joint Venture involving:
- MTC (Management Training Corporation) – a private company
- novo a consortium with a number of public, private and third sector shareholders including, but not limited to:
RISE – a probation staff community interest company
A Band of Brothers – a charity
The Manchester College (TMC) – a public sector education provider
Thames Valley Partnership (TVP) – a charity
Amey – a private company
Paul Gillbard, Chief Executive of Thames Valley Community Rehabilitation Company said,
”Thames Valley Community Rehabilitation Company is committed to our aim of ‘less re-offending, fewer victims’ and keeping communities across Thames Valley safe. We look forward to working with MTCnovo to develop even more effective services.”
The transfer of ownership of all the CRCs will take place on 1 February 2015.