As of yesterday (1 February) the transfer of ownership of Thames Valley Community Rehabilitation Company, to MTCnovo is complete.
MTCnovo is a new venture between the third, public and private sector, which has been established to provide rehabilitation services across London and Thames Valley from February 2015. The venture comprises of Management & Training Corporation (MTC) and novo – a consortium of a number of public, private and third sector shareholders including RISE, A Band of Brothers, The Manchester College, Thames Valley Partnership and Amey.
Rebecca Grattan, Chief Operating Officer of MTCnovo said: “We are pleased to confirm that MTCnovo has completed the acquisition of London and Thames Valley CRCs. We will now draw on the skills and expertise of our staff and supply chain partners to focus on the critical task of reducing reoffending across London and Thames Valley.”
MTCnovo will become a partner in the wider transformation of the offender rehabilitation system in England. MTCnovo will reduce reoffending by delivering comprehensive rehabilitative services ensuring that for the first time, prisoners with sentences of less than 12 months will start to prepare for their reintegration back into society from the day they are imprisoned. Harnessing the professionalism and expertise of the workforce, MTCnovo will ensure time in prison is spent productively on activities, education, and health programmes that will help to reduce the chance of reoffending on release.
MTCnovo will also introduce an offender cohort model for the first time, which will see groups of offenders – women, 18-25 year olds, working age males, older males and those with a chronic illness, mental illness or intellectual disabilities – identified before services are tailored around the needs of each cohort. MTCnovo will work with a range of locally relevant supply chain partners from the voluntary sector to ensure provision is tailored to these cohorts and links offenders back into communities.