Offenders are tech users too – or at least they should be
How do we help?
Most of a probation officer’s time is tied up in routine supervision meetings and completing paperwork. This doesn’t offer much scope to provide extra support to offenders when they need it most. Significant improvements can be made to the delivery of probation services by using technology. It is time to exploit everyday technology in our support of offenders in the community; use the internet to bring the service closer to the service user, minimize breaches and help people get back on track with their lives.