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The London Community Rehabilitation Company works with offenders to help them lead responsible and law abiding lives.
Our over-riding aim is to reduce reoffending and protect the public.
Transforming Rehabilitation

Transforming Rehabilitation


Transfer of ownership of Community Rehabilitation Companies – 1 February 2015


The new owner of London 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
    • Novus – a not-for-profit social enterprise, launched by The Manchester College, dedicated to delivering education, training and employability programmes in more than 100 sites within prisons, approved premises and the community.
    • ThamesValley Partnership (TVP) – a charity
    • Amey – a private company


The Government’s Transforming Rehabilitation programme has brought significant changes, notably the creation of a new, smaller National Probation Service.

In London, approximately 16,000 cases are managed by National Probation Service.  Approximately 25,000 cases are managed by us, the London Community Rehabilitation Company.

We are working to national frameworks and guidance from the Ministry of Justice to ensure we continue to deliver high quality services.


The Government’s Plans

The Government’s transformation programme is based on the following rationale:

• Need to reduce reoffending rates
• Investment and new ways of working required to fund a rehabilitation requirement for all those sentenced to under 12 months custody
• Greater flexibility to do what works
• More diversity of providers
• Market forces drive right behaviours if rewards are based on successful outcomes.


Under 12 months’ prisoners

A new statutory rehabilitation requirement will be extended to all offenders sentenced to less than 12 months in custody.

A ‘through the prison gate’ resettlement service will be provided, so that most offenders are given continuous support by one provider from custody into the community.

Most prisoners will be held in a local prison for at least three months before their release to assist with resettlement.


National Probation Service

New National Probation Service

The National Probation Service:

• Undertakes all court reports and parole reports
• Undertakes all initial assessments to determine which provider will manage a case
• Manages offenders who are MAPPA registered, pose a high risk of serious harm, or it is in the public interest to do so
• Carries out victim liaison work
• Manages Approved Premises
• Decides on action in relation to all potential breaches beyond first warning and advise the courts or Secretary of State on sanctions or recall to custody
• Consults on changes in risk of harm.


Community Rehabilitation Companies

The Ministry of Justice ran a competition for the 21 Community Rehabilitation Companies which was open to private and voluntary and community sector bidders.  There are payment by results incentives for the new owners.

The Community Rehabilitation Companies are responsible for:

• Managing all medium and low risk of harm offenders excluding MAPPA
• Delivering programmes, excluding Sex Offender Treatment Programmes
• ‘Through the gate’ services for prisoners
• Mentoring
• Integrated Offender Management
• Restorative Justice
• Community Payback.


The new providers have contractual obligations to work in partnership with the public sector probation service in managing risk of serious harm.

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