We are one of 21 CRCs created as part of the Ministry of Justice’s Transforming Rehabilitation agenda, which saw the dissolution of the 35 Probation Trusts in England and Wales and the creation of the CRCs and a new National Probation Service (NPS).
Staffed by former Thames Valley Probation Trust employees, TV-CRC is responsible for approximately 4,000 people serving community sentences, prison sentences and supervision following release.
On February 1, 2015 important changes introduced by the Offender Rehabilitation Act came into force. Anyone who serves a prison sentence of less than 12 months will be automatically supervised by us for a year following release. This move is intended to break the cycle of re-offending, which is prevalent among those who serve short prison sentences. Probation, on the other hand, is far more successful in reducing re-offending and it is expected that supervision on release will have a marked reduction in re-offending.
Also on February 1, 2015, ownership of Thames Valley CRC changed from the Ministry of Justice to our new owner, MTCnovo. MTCnovo won the contract to deliver probation services for all sentenced offenders in both Thames Valley and London, except those who come under MAPPA (the Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements) and/or are high risk of serious harm.