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Community sentences

Inquiry

The Justice and Home Affairs Committee is conducting an inquiry on community sentences. The Committee is focussing on community orders and is considering practical aspects related to their use and delivery. The Committee is interested in trends in the use of community sentences (downwards or otherwise), barriers to their use, and best practices in their delivery. It seeks to understand the range of activities available across England and Wales and to assess the extent and impact of local disparities in the availability of such activities.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Thursday 15 June 2023.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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1st Report - Cutting crime: better community sentences
Inquiry Community sentences
HL Paper 27
Report
Response to this report
Government response to the Committee’s report: Cutting crime: better community sentences
Government Response

Oral evidence transcripts

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19 September 2023
Inquiry Community sentences
Witnesses Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP (Minister of State for Prisons, Parole and Probation at Ministry of Justice)
Oral Evidence
11 July 2023
Inquiry Community sentences
Witnesses Dr Juste Abramovaite (Research Fellow, Institute for Global Innovation at Birmingham University), and National Audit Office
Oral Evidence
4 July 2023
Inquiry Community sentences
Witnesses Women's Community Matters, Ingeus, and Advance Charity
Oral Evidence
HM Prison and Probation Service (JCS0047)
Dr Juste Abramovaite (Research Fellow at Institute for Global Innovation, University of Birmingham) (JCS0046)
HM Prison and Probation Service (JCS0045)

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