As the main political parties gear up to reveal their manifesto pledges to the public ahead of the snap general election in June, Napo set out its demands in a briefing sent to the main political parties today.
“It has been well documented that the justice system is in meltdown. 50% of the probation service was privatised in 2015 leading to ongoing failures by private providers and excessive job cuts. The family courts are now also at breaking point as workloads have become dangerously high and prisons are in chaos,” says Tania Basset, National Official, who set forth the demands.
An end to the public sector pay freeze, a license to practice, increased funding for the family court service and a full independent inquiry into the Community Rehabilitation Companies are among just some of the things that Napo believes an incoming government will need to focus on to help halt the justice system meltdown.
Members are invited to use the document to question candidates at local hustings.
To download and view the demands in full click here BRF04-2017 Napo Manifesto demands.