COSLA COMMENT ON COMMUNITY PAY-BACK ORDERS

A COSLA spokesperson commented: "We share concerns over the need for community pay-back orders to start as soon as possible after the sentence. Doing this is key to reducing later reoffending. The funding of these measures will become of increasing importance as attempts are made to keep people out of prison, but this can't be done within existing resources allocated to Local Government. At some point, in the near future, the savings within one part of the public sector will need to be shifted to fund the community based alternatives."

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Tue, 17/10/2017 - 16:00