The main event in justice circles this week was the publication of the first annual report by Probation Chief Inspector Dame Glenys Stacey which concluded not only that probation services were performing poorly but that the split public/private model was itself flawed.
In all the furious media coverage, it was easy to miss that the report also commended the mainly high level of performance by Youth Offending Teams.
This is the last Week in Justice for 2017, we'll be back with you on 7 January 2018.
Festive greetings to all readers and a fulfilling new year.
HMI Probation annual report says TR isn't working
Guardian on HMI Probation annual report
Hardeep Matharu talks to Parole Board Chair
Part 2 of Hardwick interview
Britain's prisons are failing and the government has no plan
Only 20% of women remanded were subsequently imprisoned
Significant shortfall for children in custody
A rare positive inspection report
Shocking failings in resettlement
Prisons are slowly modernising – a good thing for us all
Inquiry under way
Are in-person visits a human right?
2017 will be a bad year for children being stabbed to death
MoJ rejects calls for ban on revealing sexual history in rape cases
Closing date 22 Jan @ 9 a.m.
Women facing domestic and/or sexual violence