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  1. New Chief Executive at ICVA

    October 2015

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    We are pleased to announce that Katie Kempen has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of ICVA. The Management Board extends a warm welcome to Katie, who we very much look forward to working with more closely. 

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  2. Ian Smith departs ICVA

    June 2015

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    Our long serving CEO, Ian Smith OBE departs ICVA after 25+ years with the Association. We thank Ian for his unrelenting commitment to the organisation and to independent custody visiting as a whole - he will be very much missed.

  3. JIVE Project update

    April 2015

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    JIVE project’s latest newsletter is available to download here.  Highlights include a project encouraging reading in Portuguese prisons; experiences of a volunteer mentor supporting an ex-offender in Hungary, volunteering within Sardinian prisons in Italy and an interview with a Probation Officer in Romania. 

  4. Vulnerable children and adults need care, not custody

    March 2015

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    HMIC has published a report on the welfare of vulnerable people in police custody, following a thematic inspection commissioned by the Home Secretary. HMIC was asked to look specifically at the treatment of children, people who were mentally unwell and people from black and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds (who can be vulnerable because of their minority status). A copy of the full report The Welfare of Vulnerable People in Police Custody can be found at www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmic

  5. Leicestershire police custody – impressive work with partners to provide mental health service

    February 2015

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    An HMIP/HMIC inspection report on police custody in Leicestershire was generally positive and revealed that police were working hard with others to provide an excellent mental health service. The inspection was part of a national programme of unannounced joint inspections of police custody and the second inspection of Leicestershire police custody suites.

    Find the report here: Leicestershire – Joint inspection of police custody suites

  6. JIVE Volunteering Update

    January 2015

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    Justice Involving Volunteers in Europe (JIVE) project has issued its latest newsletter focusing on a volunteer programme that supports the families of offenders in The Netherlands; working with victims of crime in Romania; an arts mentoring programme which aims to help with the resettlement of ex-offenders in the UK; and more.  You can view it here