Probation Service Work on Bail with the Crown Prosecution Service


This is a 1987 interim report on the "Diversion from Custody and Prosecution" Probation Initiative, a project in which Vera assisted the Association of Chief Officers of Probation over a two-year period in the design implementation and monitoring of a series of small pilot schemes organized to develop the work of the British Probation Services with the newly-formed Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). The CPS, formed in 1985 under the Prosecution of Offenses Act, established the CPS under the direction of the Director of Public Prosecutions as a single unified Crown Prosecution Service with responsibility for all public prosecutions in England and Wales. It started operating in 1986.


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People in Jail and Prison in Spring 2021

Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) researchers collected data on the number of people in local jails and state and federal prisons throughout 2020 and into spring 2021. Vera researchers estimated the incarcerated population using a sample of approximately 1,600 jail jurisdictions, 50 states, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the U.S. Marshals Service (U ...

  • Jacob Kang-Brown, Chase Montagnet, Jasmine Heiss
June 07, 2021