Week in Justice 17 Dec 2017

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.