The Parole Board is an independent body that carries out risk assessments on prisoners to determine whether they can be safely released into the community. The Board deals with 25,000 cases a year, which are referred by the Ministry of Justice once prisoners have served the sentence determined by the courts.

Caroline Corby is the Chair of the Parole Board. They believe that parole is not just about the release of prisoners but also about improving victim engagement in the parole process.

In this session from the Offender Management Resettlement and Rehabilitation Conference, 2021, Caroline introduced the function and the structure of the Parole Board. They shared the work that is done with victims of serious crime following the release of perpetrators on parole, as well as exploring why parole is an important element of the criminal justice system.

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The Parole Board are an independent body that decide whether prisoners are suitable for release back into the community. We heard from Chair of the Parole Board Caroline Corby. They explored the Parole system and the work that the Board does to support victims of crime.

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