Sodexo has been announced as preferred bidder for six community rehabilitation companies in partnership with Nacro.

Tony Leech, managing director of Sodexo Justice Services, said:

“We are delighted to be announced as preferred bidder for six community rehabilitation companies. Sodexo and Nacro bring together significant experience in rehabilitation and share a strong mission to reduce crime and reoffending by challenging offender behaviour and providing the skills, training and support offenders require to move into employment.

“Sodexo has 20 years’ experience in the UK justice sector as a trusted partner to the Ministry of Justice and the National Offender Management Service, delivering high-quality, ethical and innovative rehabilitative services. As the UK’s largest crime reduction charity, Nacro has been working for nearly 50 years on successful programmes to equip people with the skills, advice, and support they need to move their lives on away from crime.

“We are therefore pleased to be working with the Ministry of Justice as part of this new approach to rehabilitation and are committed to improving outcomes for offenders and the communities in which they live.”

Jacob Tas, Nacro’s chief executive officer, said:

“Nacro knows from five decades of delivering community based services to offenders, ex-offenders and those at risk of offending that Transforming Rehabilitation offers an opportunity to break new ground and deliver collaborative change.

“Today’s announcement ensures that Nacro will be playing a key role as a strategic partner of Sodexo. Nacro’s strong track record of providing services in the heart of local communities brings the real potential to reduce reoffending and improve public confidence in the system.”

The six community rehabilitation companies:

  • Northumbria Community Rehabilitation Company
  • Cumbria & Lancashire Community Rehabilitation Company
  • South Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company
  • Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire & Hertfordshire Community Rehabilitation Company
  • Norfolk & Suffolk Community Rehabilitation Company
  • Essex Community Rehabilitation Company.
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