DOMINIC RAAB: Offenders need to clean up their act with hard vaccinations and help communities affected
Criminals are a pity to their communities.
Community reimbursement systems are so important because they allow local people to see how offenders need to be corrected. So I spread them all over the country.
Under this government, criminals make five million hours of Community pay a year in ‘high-visibility’ jackets – making it a really hard vaccination.
They clean up the neighborhoods that have harmed them – in our cities, towns and rural communities.
And they support the goals of the Great British Spring Clean campaign, which is supported by the Daily Mail – especially by keeping our beautiful waterways tidy.
The Minister of Justice (left) has signed the first contract with a national charity that will allow mass expansion of unpaid labor schemes for convicted criminals
I believe that it is important that criminals are punished, but also the opportunity to do something positive – which is important for them and for the public.
In this way, I establish links between the national community reimbursement scheme of the Ministry of Justice, charities and local community organizations.
Our new deal with the Canal and River Trust means violators will clean up rubbish, clean up towing trails and maintain some of our most valuable landscapes along 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales.
Yesterday in Birmingham, I met offenders who, with trust, took care of clearing the towing route along which visitors from all over the world will walk to the stadiums hosting the Commonwealth Games this summer.
It was stunning to see offenders who were once a nuisance to their local neighborhoods and are now proud to revive them.
Today, the recruitment of 500 additional staff to supervise the work of groups of offenders who have been ordered to carry out ‘community reimbursement’ as part of their punishment begins.
Of course, doing work from start to finish and teamwork also gives these perpetrators a sense of purpose and direction.
As Minister of Justice, I want to exploit the potential of these local initiatives and reduce the number of recidivism.
I am investing £ 90 million in additional government investment to repay the community and employing hundreds of additional staff to increase the number of unpaid working hours by offenders from five million to eight million a year.
Community pay is part of our broader crime reduction plan.
Only this conservative government is serious about punishing criminals, advocating for victims and protecting the public.