In the Media

Public to play role in monitoring offenders

PUBLISHED April 15, 2004

Members of the public are to be encouraged to sit on management boards overseeing the monitoring of violent and sexual offenders in their communities.

Next month, ministers will launch a recruitment advertising campaign for lay advisers in the North West and North East, extending from July to Yorkshire and the Humber, Wales, the West and East Midlands.
Successful applicants will receive training, but will not be paid.  They will be required to attend four meetings of their strategic management boards each year and will have no contact with offenders.