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Corporate report: Parole Board Business Plan 2019  2020 and Strategy 2018 2020

Corporate report: Parole Board Business Plan 2019 2020 and Strategy 2018 2020

The Parole Board has published its Business Plan April 2019- September 2020 and Strategy 2018-2020

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Guidance: Observers at Parole Board oral hearings

Guidance: Observers at Parole Board oral hearings

The Parole Board Observer Policy Guidance gives information for parties to a parole review on how to request for an observer to attend an oral hearing.

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Parole Board triples its diversity

Parole Board triples its diversity

A recruitment campaign in the North of England has seen a record number of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates appointed to become Parole Board members.

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Press release: Parole Board triples its diversity

Press release: Parole Board triples its diversity

A recruitment campaign in the North of England has seen a record number of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates appointed to become Parole Board members.

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Guidance: Parole Board Welsh Language Scheme 2018 2020/ Y Bwrdd Parôl ar gyfer Cymru a Lloegr Cynllun Iaith Gymraeg 2018   2020

Guidance: Parole Board Welsh Language Scheme 2018 2020/ Y Bwrdd Parôl ar gyfer Cymru a Lloegr Cynllun Iaith Gymraeg 2018 2020

The Parole Board has launched its Welsh Language Scheme 2018-2020, which has been approved by the Welsh Language Commissioner/ Mae'r Bwrdd Parôl wedi lansio ei Gynllun Iaith Gymraeg 2018-2020, a gymeradwywyd gan Gomisiynydd yr Iaith Gymraeg

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Guidance: Parole Board Litigation Strategy: for legal practitioners

Guidance: Parole Board Litigation Strategy: for legal practitioners

A guide for legal practitioners about how the Parole Board handles litigation and the way it deals with judicial reviews.

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Parole Board Chief Executive's blog   June 2019

Parole Board Chief Executive's blog June 2019

In his latest blog, Martin Jones, CEO, talks about outcomes from the first stage of the member recruitment campaign, a delegation looking to introduce parole in the Czech Republic, and a visit to HMP Rye Hill.

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Parole Board Chief Executive's Blog   7th edition   April 2019

Parole Board Chief Executive's Blog 7th edition April 2019

In his latest blog, Martin Jones, CEO, writes about meeting other paroling authorities in the US, publishing a new video for victims, plans for the new financial year, and guidance for members on consideration of allegations.

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Video released to help victims understand what to expect during the parole process

Video released to help victims understand what to expect during the parole process

"A Victim's guide to parole", a new video to help victims of crime understand what to expect during the parole process, has been released by the Parole Board and the Victims' Commissioner.

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Licence Conditions and how the Parole Board use them

Licence Conditions and how the Parole Board use them

A guide to what Licence Conditions are, which conditions Parole Board members can use in their decisions, and how conditions can be varied

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Parole Board Chief Executive's Blog   6th edition   February 2019

Parole Board Chief Executive's Blog 6th edition February 2019

Martin Jones, CEO, writes about member recruitment events and increasing diversity, reaching 1000 decision summaries, and the outcome of the MOJ review of the Parole Board rules.

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Parole Board holding event in Bradford on member recruitment and improving diversity

Parole Board holding event in Bradford on member recruitment and improving diversity

The Parole Board is holding a recruitment event in Bradford on 22 February to discuss why it must improve the diversity of its membership and to encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to be a member.

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Parole Board holding event in Sheffield on member recruitment and improving diversity

Parole Board holding event in Sheffield on member recruitment and improving diversity

The Parole Board is holding a recruitment event in Sheffield on 22 February to discuss why it must improve the diversity of its membership and to encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to be a member.

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Parole Board welcomes findings from MoJ review, including the introduction of a reconsideration mechanism

Parole Board welcomes findings from MoJ review, including the introduction of a reconsideration mechanism

The Parole Board welcomes the findings from the Ministry of Justice review of the Parole Board rules and reconsideration mechanism, which were announced today by the Secretary of State for Justice.

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Work with us   recruitment campaign for new Parole Board members now open

Work with us recruitment campaign for new Parole Board members now open

The recruitment campaign for new Parole Board members is now open.

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Work with us blog: independent members, transferrable skills

Work with us blog: independent members, transferrable skills

Aruna Walsh, independent member, has written a blog about how she was able to transfer skills and experience gained outside of the criminal justice sector into becoming an experienced Parole Board member.

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Work with us blog: life at the Parole Board

Work with us blog: life at the Parole Board

His Honour Judge Geoffrey Kamil, CBE, writes about how the Parole Board has changed and improved since he joined in 2000 and why people should consider applying to be a member.

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Work with us blog: life at the Parole Board

Work with us blog: life at the Parole Board

His Honour Judge Geoffrey Kamil, CBE, writes about how the Parole Board has changed and improved since he joined in 2000 and why people should consider applying to be a member.

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Work with us blog: a new challenge

Work with us blog: a new challenge

Cassie Williams, independent member, writes about the opportunities and challenges she has had since joining in 2016 and how the flexible work allows her to fit it in around her other commitments.

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Parole Board Christmas Opening Times 2018 19

Parole Board Christmas Opening Times 2018 19

The Parole Board will have staff in the office throughout the Christmas period, apart from on 25 and 26 December 2018 and 1 January 2019.

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2018 a year of change and challenge for the Parole Board: Chief Executive's blog

2018   a year of change and challenge for the Parole Board: Chief Executive's blog

Martin Jones, CEO, talks about the challenges the Parole Board has faced and the changes made in 2018, as well as the recruitment campaign for new members opening in 2019

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Parole Board Open Management Committee Meeting

Parole Board Open Management Committee Meeting

The Parole Board is holding its annual open Management Committee meeting on 12 December 2018 at 10 South Colonnade in Canary Wharf.

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Parole Board Chief Executive's Blog 4th Edition November 2018

Parole Board Chief Executive's Blog   4th Edition   November 2018

In his 4th monthly blog, Martin Jones, CEO of the Parole Board, talks about the work the Parole Board is doing to improve victims' experience of parole, including a project to inform members about restorative justice.

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Transgender Awareness Week 12 19 November

Transgender Awareness Week 12  19 November

Transgender Awareness Week (12 - 19 November) - reviewing our guidance to members on Trans prisoners.

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Parole Board Chief Executive's Blog 3rd Edition October 2018

Parole Board Chief Executive's Blog   3rd Edition   October 2018

In his 3rd monthly blog, Martin Jones, CEO of the Parole Board, talks about his appearance at the Justice Select Committee, the IPP sentence, new Parole Board members, and the new Chair, Caroline Corby.

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Caroline Corby begins as permanent Parole Board Chair

Caroline Corby begins as permanent Parole Board Chair

Caroline Corby starts her appointment as the permanent Chair of the Parole Board, having previously been the Interim Chair

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Policy changes for IPP cases

Policy changes for IPP cases

Following the new rules being published in November 2016 there have been changes to options for IPP cases at the paper stage.

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Update on determinate sentence prisoner pilots

Update on determinate sentence prisoner pilots

Following a number of pilot projects last year, the Board has adapted it's approach to listing oral hearings.

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Parole Board Quarterly Performance Report

Parole Board Quarterly Performance Report

Statistics and performance information for quarter two of 2016/2017 (July - September).

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Names of new Parole Board Members

Names of new Parole Board Members

Below are the names of the first cohort of newly appointed Parole Board members, following our announcement in November.

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Going digital at the Parole Board

Going digital at the Parole Board

An update on the e-Dossier project at the Parole Board which aims to have paperless hearings by October 2017.

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Parole Board Christmas office closures

Parole Board Christmas office closures

Details of when the Parole Board office will be closed over the Christmas period.

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Update from the Parole Board CEO

Update from the Parole Board CEO

After just over a year in post our Chief Executive, Martin Jones, reflects on his year at the Parole Board and what has been achieved.

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Parole Board holds first open Board meeting

Parole Board holds first open Board meeting

The Management Committee of the Parole Board held an open Board meeting for the first time on 24th November.

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New Parole Board Rules 2016

New Parole Board Rules 2016

The new Parole Board Rules laid before Parliament on 1st November 2016 come into force today.

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New Parole Board Members & Vice Chair appointed

New Parole Board Members & Vice Chair appointed

Over 100 new members will be joining the Parole Board.

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Victim Liaison Officers visit

Victim Liaison Officers visit

On Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th November we welcomed Victim Liaison Officers (VLOs) to the Parole Board office to find out more about our work and to meet key staff.

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Parole Board Open Board Meeting

Parole Board Open Board Meeting

The Parole Board is holding its first open Management Committee meeting on Thursday 24th November.

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Great Expectations – Parole in 2016 and Beyond

Great Expectations – Parole in 2016 and Beyond

Nick Hardwick, Parole Board Chairman and Martin Jones, Parole Board Chief Executive will be speaking at the second “Great Expectations” event.

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Parole Board Chairman delivers Parmoor lecture

Parole Board Chairman delivers Parmoor lecture

Nick Hardwick, Chairman of the Parole Board gave the annual Howard League Parmoor Lecture last night at the offices of Clifford Chance.

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New pilot projects to reduce delays for prisoners

New pilot projects to reduce delays for prisoners

The Parole Board is trialling a number of different approaches to reduce the time prisoners have to wait for an oral hearing.

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Training for members on learning disabilities and difficulties

Training for members on learning disabilities and difficulties

Training events in June raised awareness of the needs of people with learning disabilities and difficulties in the criminal justice system.

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Member Training

Member Training

Parole Board Training Event on Offender Personality Disorder 11th and 12th May 2016

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Parole Board Member Recruitment

Parole Board Member Recruitment

We are recruiting for independent, psychiatrist and psychology members

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New Chairman

New Chairman

The Parole Board's New Chairman Professor Nick Hardwick

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