About Us

MTCnovo passionately believes in and seeks to embody the best, historic values of the probation service – care for the individual, respect for the professionalism of the probation service and, within it, the importance of learning – delivered in modern, innovative ways.

We’ll care for offenders and our employees by treating them as individuals, supporting their needs and giving them the tools to progress. We also believe in the value of learning, as the best means by which offenders can be rehabilitated and our employees’ careers developed.

Who We Are

MTCnovo is a new venture between the third, public and private sector, which has been established to provide rehabilitation and offender management services across London and Thames Valley.

MTC (Management & Training Corporation) – a predominantly U.S. based social rehabilitation and justice expert who has been improving lives and rehabilitating ex-offenders for over 30 years. Each year MTC helps tens of thousands of offenders learn new academic, technical, and social skills to become more employable and productive members of society.

MTC successfully operates Job Corps, corrections, medical, and international and domestic workforce development contracts serving disadvantaged populations. MTC is the U.S’s largest ‘Job Corps’ operator and the third largest operator of private adult correctional facilities.


novo - a consortium of third, public and private sector shareholders including but not limited to:


  • The emergent mutual from the London Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC). novo will support RISE in its quest for mutualisation and they will be thought partner for accredited programmes and will deliver a range of Rehabilitation Activity Requirements (RARs) and accredited programmes.

A Band of Brothers

  • A charity committed to positive social change for 18-25 year old male offenders, with a specific focus on reducing self-destructive and anti-social behaviour.

The Manchester College (TMC)

  • A national education provider and market leader in the delivery of Justice Sector learning, skills and employability, in prisons and in the community.

Thames Valley Partnership (TVP) 

  •  A Thames Valley-based charity specialising in Restorative Justice and mentoring.


  • The leading UK public service provider working with local and central government.


Our Approach

We will draw on MTC’s BIONIC (Believe It Or Not I Care) philosophy to provide ex-offenders with a series of proven, tailored interventions that give them the opportunity to improve their lives and be successfully reintegrated back into society.

Our approach is based upon:

  • Reviving the best values of the probation services through modern, innovative and proven methods of international best practice in offender management

  • Improved data management which means more time is spent working with offenders rather than on paperwork and bureaucracy

  • The introduction of an offender cohort model which will see groups of offenders – women, 18-25 year olds, working age males, older males and those with a chronic illness, mental illness or intellectual disabilities – identified before services are tailored around the needs of each cohort.  For each we will deliver three overlapping elements for all offenders: improved access to relevant treatments, increasing offenders’ social capital through better accommodation and social support and improving offenders’ access to personal development opportunities that improve the values, morale, stability, habits and skills of all offenders. 

MTCnovo will also be a partner in the wider transformation of the offender rehabilitation system in England. We will support a step change in the way we support and rehabilitate offenders; and will ensure that all prisoners, regardless of the length of their sentence, start to prepare for their reintegration back into society from the day they are imprisoned.

MTCnovo will establish relationships with all offenders, including those with sentences of 12 months or less, on the day they enter prison, making sure their time in prison is spent productively on activities, education, and health programmes that will help to reduce the chance of reoffending again on release.