Mind the Gap: Quality Without Equality in Transforming Rehabilitation

Published 11/12/2013
Type Article
Author(s) Dr. Theo Gavrielides
Corresponding Authors Dr. Theo Gavrielides, Founder and Director of Independent Academic Research Studies (IARS) and Restorative Justice for All (RJ4All), Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Restorative Justice at Simon Fraser University and Visiting Professor at Buckinghamshire New University

This paper forms part of a research project that started in 2012 and aimed at reviewing and identifying existing practices within probation that should be highlighted and maintained. The review focuses on the black and minority ethnic (BME) population of probation users. The nexus of our investigation was the London Probation Trust (LPT) and our primary research question was whether race equality can drive quality in the probation service. If the current reforms are all about competition and quality outcomes, then where does race equality sit?