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Issue 74 21 September 2007 The Bulletin has been improved for easier on-screen reading. It now summaries new content placed on Epic (http://npsintranet.probation.gsi.gov.uk/index.htm) in the previous week and significant messages that have been circulated on the Chief Officer gateway. Articles can now be read by either scrolling down the page or by clicking the titles below: 199/07 200/07 201/07 202/07 203/07 Nacro Resettlement Information Academy for Criminal Justice Commissioning Recent Publications Events Issued Recently

199/07 NACRO RESETTLEMENT INFORMATION
The Nacro website will be unavailable until 2008. As an interim measure the EASI database is available in CD format. The database is a searchable tool consisting over 14,000 records covering the fields of advice, bail support, employment, housing and substance misuse. For a copy of the CD email philip.mcdonough@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk at NOMS Probation Communications. The CD needs to be run from a computer with Microsoft Access. Back to the top

200/07 ACADEMY FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMISSIONING
The first edition of the Academy for Criminal Justice Commissioning Bulletin, along with a flyer providing details of forthcoming opportunities to attend Academy sponsored ‘open’ seminars on relevant subjects has been issued. The bulletin explains the aims and objectives of the Academy and contains an interesting selection of relevant information relating to commissioning in the public sector, including extracts from recently published material. Issued to Chief Officers & Chairs via the Chief Officer gateway – 21 September If you would like to discuss any issues relating to the Academy in more detail, contact Email: academy@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk Epic: Navigate from Home>Support Service>Probation Change Programme>Academy for Criminal Justice Commissioning – Bulletin 1 Back to the top UNCLASSIFIED www.probation,justice.gov.uk

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201/07 RECENT PUBLICATIONS
HMIP 'Getting Orders Started' Thematic Inspection Report – Published September 2007 A joint inspection assessing the arrangements for starting Community Orders has been published by HM Inspectorate of Probation and HM Inspectorate of Court Administration. The report, entitled 'Getting Orders Started' is available on Epic Epic: Navigate from Home>News & Comms>News> HMIP 'Getting Orders Started' Thematic Inspection Report Back to the top

202/07 EVENTS
Alcohol Best Practice Conference The Interventions and Substance Abuse Unit, NOMS, is holding a conference on 11th October 2007 to launch outputs from the 7 alcohol projects funded under PC31/2006 to support implementation of the alcohol strategy, Working with Alcohol Misusing Offenders. The main purpose of the event is to disseminate the best practice learnt from the projects in order to inform the wider development of alcohol provision across the National Probation Service. Representatives from the probation areas and partner agencies involved will give presentations and take questions on the key learning points. Reports, manuals and guidance from the projects will be available for delegates to take away. The event is mainly aimed at probation managers and practitioners involved in managing or delivering interventions to alcohol misusing offenders but representatives from the alcohol treatment sector and other stakeholders are also welcome. FURTHER INFORMATION: Venue: West One, 9-11 Portland Place, London Date: 11th October 2007 For more information contact Email: Stephen.Lee32@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk Tel: 020 7217 8003 Back to the top

203/07 ISSUED RECENTLY
Probation Circulars 2007: PC32 Management of Foreign National Prisoners: Licences, bail Hearings, Releases from Immigration Detention and Deportation This Circular complements revised instructions which have been issued to caseworkers in the Border and Immigration Agency’s Criminal Casework Directorate (CCD) setting out a requirement to inform offender managers in all cases in which FNPs, subject to a custodial sentence of 12 months or more; or Issue 74 September 2007 UNCLASSIFIED NPS Bulletin Issued 14 September

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where they were sentenced to shorter periods adding up to 12 months or more; or where they are a Young Adult Offender aged between 18 and 22 years and subject to supervision, are released from immigration detention in an Immigration Removal Centre or from detention in prison or directly from an AIT hearing. Procedures for FNPs who are no longer subject to a licence are summarised in Section 4. Section 6, together with annexes A and B, provides a revised proforma and guidance for the provision of information to immigration bail hearings at AITs (Note that when the proforma is received from CCD it will be AT compliant. Work is being done at the moment to make it so. This may mean the form received differs in appearance from the version attached to this PC – the content however will be the same). Section 10 outlines that CCD case workers are required to inform offender managers in all cases where an FNP is deported or removed from the UK PC31 Implementation of Provisions of Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 Issued 6 September

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