Our over-riding aim is to reduce reoffending and protect the public.
London Probation Trust was formed on the 1 April 2010 and on 1 June 2014 the Trust became the London Community Rehabilitation Company.
The London Community Rehabilitation Company is part of the National Offender Management Service (NOMS), which in turn forms part of the Ministry of Justice.
1907 - First Probation Officers appointed under the Probation of Offenders Act 1907
1920s - Appointing a Probation Officer becomes a requirement of the courts
1937 - Guy Clutton-Brock appointed London’s first Principal Probation Officer
1940s - The Probation Service in London gained its longest serving Principal Probation Officer in 1948, Seldon Charles Forrester Farmer, who led the service at a time of high caseloads & staff shortages.
1950s - Female Probation Officers began to supervise boys up to 14 and girls up to 17
1972 - Community Service (Community Payback) became an alternative sentencing option to prison as part of the Criminal Justice Act 1972
1980s - Hostels (now Approved Premises) introduced to increase public protection and supervision of dangerous offenders
1990s - Tagging and specific requirements for drug and alcohol treatment
2001 - Multi-agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) introduced. Involves probation, police, prisons and other agencies working together to manage dangerous offenders in the community.
2004 - National Offender Management Service (NOMS) formed by merging HM Prison Service and the National Probation Service
2007 - The National Probation Service celebrates 100 years of service
2010 - London Probation Trust formed
2014 – London Probation Trust became the London Community Rehabilitation Company
2015 – MTCnovo acquired London Community Rehabilitation Company
“I’m trying to change my life. In six months time I want to be in a better flat and be working.”
Peer pressure from his mates got Robert into a pattern of shoplifting and street crime, funding possessions that he couldn’t possibly ask his mum for. When he started taking drugs his offending behaviour escalated.
With the support of his probation service officer and gaining a sense of purpose through Community Payback and volunteering he began to break the revolving pattern of custody and reoffending. Read Robert’s full story.