Policy paper

Parole Board Strategy 2016-2020

This document outlines the Parole Board's plans for the next 4 years.


Parole Board Strategy 2016-2020

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The strategy, which you can read in full above, sets out our aims to take us to 2020. It was developed in consultation with Parole Board members and staff, and key stakeholders.

There are five over-arching aims:

  1. Safely eliminate the backlog of outstanding cases that are delayed due to capacity constraints by the end of 2017;

  2. Work with partners to ensure that by the end of 2017 the majority of IPP prisoners have been safely released, or where risk is not judged to be manageable in the community, have clear plans in place that will enable them to progress;

  3. Ensure the Board’s remit is focused on those cases where its expertise is of most value and does not detract from partners’ rehabilitative responsibilities;

  4. Ensuring that the Board’s cultural and procedural approach to risk is consistent with the successful implementation of its other strategic objectives.

  5. Ensuring that staff and members of the Board work in partnership to continuously improve our processes, whilst treating all with respect and humanity.

Published 15 November 2016