The National Audit Office (NAO) has recently (February) published its report into the implementation of the government's Transforming Rehabilitation programme.

YSS Chair of Trustees, David Chantler OBE, commented: "YSS has, since its earliest days thirty years ago, been active in providing services in the criminal justice sector and has gained a reputation for a number of initiatives, including through the gate work with short sentence prisoners, transition to adulthood programmes and innovative approaches to work with people with complex needs.

"Our Chief Executive, Lorraine Preece, recently gave oral evidence to the Justice Select Committee inquiry into TR, and the subsequent nap report makes a number of points that she had been making to that inquiry.

"We hope that government will take the findings of the report and those of the Select Committee into account in planning the next stage of TR. In particular that the rushed implementation and lack of piloting that characterised the initial changes are not repeated and that an appropriate role is acknowledged for the voluntary sector that will value its recording successful innovation and in reducing reoffending."

Watch the mini video which summarises the recent NAO report: