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Essex organisation hailed for helping to cut crime
3:00pm Sunday 19th August 2012 in News
ESSEX Probation’s work with jobless offenders has won national recognition.
The guidance, information and advice given by the organisation received a glowing report and a Matrix accreditation, the quality mark standard operated by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills.
Pete Mangan, the organisation’s lead director for interventions, said: “One of the key factors in reducing crime is to ensure people have a chance to get a job.
“Key factors in failure to get work is the minimal education that some people have received, as well as the inevitable reluctance to employ ex-offenders,” he explained.
“We have to give them the best chance possible if we are to cut crime on behalf of our community.”
Christine Smart, who assessed Essex Probation’s service, said: “It was difficult to quantify how better the organisation could improve the breadth of its support to clients. Evidence was gathered that demonstrated the depth and scope of its service.”