Report on government contracts for community rehabilitation companies

Public Accounts Committee report

Ministry of Justice

The Public Accounts Committee has produced a report on government contracts for community rehabilitation companies (CRCs). A summary of the report can be accessed here.

The report concludes that the Ministry of Justice is 'a long way from delivering the "rehabilitation revolution" it had promised'.

It highlights that the volume of work paid for under CRC contracts has dramatically reduced, meaning that providers have not invested in probation services, and that the quality of rehabilitation services has suffered as a result.

The report also states that while there has been a modest decrease in the number of re-offenders since CRCs were introduced, 19 out of 21 CRCs have not met their targets for reducing the frequency of reoffending.