HM Inspectorate of Probation has produced a report on the enforcement of community based sentences and recall by probation. A summary of the report can be accessed here. The report highlights very worrying trends in relation to the work of CRCs, both in managing community sentences and Post Sentence Supervision for people released following a short term prison sentence.
MA National Chairman, John Bache responded to the report: "Reports that the enforcement of community sentences is poor are deeply concerning. Magistrates must have confidence that when they pass a sentence, it will be enforced appropriately."
A fuller response to the report can be found here.