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MTCnovo awarded contract for Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ)

MTCnovo has been awarded a contract by the Ministry of Justice to manage the Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre near Rugby, Warwickshire.

The five-year contract will commence in May 2016, following a period of mobilisation beginning in November 2015.

The centre is one of three purpose-built secure training centres and is designed to accommodate up to 87 male and female young people aged between 12 and 18, who are either serving a custodial sentence or are remanded to a secure facility.

MTCnovo has ambitious plans to help children and young people who sometimes have complex issues, and is committed to understanding and supporting each individual person. Tailored plans will ensure that attention is given to the appropriate education, emotional support and interventions to enable their development and successful resettlement into their communities.

Richard Gansheimer, CEO of MTCnovo said: “MTCnovo is pleased to have reached financial close with the Ministry of Justice. Over the coming weeks and months, MTCnovo will be working extremely close to the Ministry of Justice and the Senior Management Team at Rainsbrook STC.

There are opportunities to make a real difference to the care of young people at Rainsbrook and we are looking forward to engaging with employees to share our vision for the service.”

MTCnovo already has two contracts to operate Community Rehabilitation Companies operating probation services in London and Thames Valley on behalf of the MoJ.

MTCnovo is an organisation of third, public and private sector partners that passionately believes in and seeks to embody the traditional, ongoing 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.

28 Oct 2015

Announcement of acquisition – 01 February 2015

As of 1 February the transfer of ownership of the London and Thames Valley Community Rehabilitation Companies, to MTCnovo was completed.

MTCnovo is a new venture between the third, public and private sector, which has been established to provide rehabilitation services across London and Thames Valley from February 2015. The venture comprises of Management & Training Corporation (MTC) and novo – a consortium of a number of public, private and third sector shareholders including RISE, A Band of Brothers, The Manchester College, Thames Valley Partnership and Amey.

Rebecca Grattan, Chief Operating Officer of MTCnovo said: “We are pleased to confirm that MTCnovo has completed the acquisition of London and Thames Valley CRCs.  We will now draw on the skills and expertise of our staff and supply chain partners to focus on the critical task of reducing reoffending across London and Thames Valley.”

MTCnovo will become a partner in the wider transformation of the offender rehabilitation system in England. MTCnovo will reduce reoffending by delivering comprehensive rehabilitative services ensuring that for the first time, prisoners with sentences of less than 12 months will start to prepare for their reintegration back into society from the day they are imprisoned. Harnessing the professionalism and expertise of the workforce, MTCnovo will ensure time in prison is spent productively on activities, education, and health programmes that will help to reduce the chance of reoffending on release.

MTCnovo will also introduce an offender cohort model for the first time, 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. MTCnovo will work with a range of locally relevant supply chain partners from the voluntary sector to ensure provision is tailored to these cohorts and links offenders back into communities.

01 Feb 2015

MTCnovo awarded two contracts to operate Community Rehabilitation Companies by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) commencing 1st February 2015

MTCnovo has been awarded two contracts to operate Community Rehabilitation Companies in London and Thames Valley on behalf of the MoJ. MTCnovo was announced preferred bidder in October 2014 and today has reached financial close for both contracts which are due to commence 1st February 2015.

MTCnovo is an organisation of third, public and private sector partners that passionately believes in and seeks to embody the traditional, ongoing 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. 

Richard Gansheimer, CEO of MTCnovo said:

“MTCnovo is pleased to have reached financial close with the Ministry of Justice. Over the coming weeks and months, MTCnovo will be working extremely close to the Ministry of Justice and the Senior Management Teams of both London and the Thames Valley Community Rehabilitation Companies.

We are looking forward to starting a period of engagement and communication with the employees to share our vision for the service in a spirit of openness, transparency and collaboration.”

For more information on MTCnovo and these contracts please see www.mtcnovo.co.uk

Press contact: press.office@mtcnovo.co.uk 0845 365 1378

 

Notes to editors

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 the Thames Valley.  The venture comprises of:

  • MTC (Management & Training Corporation)

A predominantly US 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 with a number of public, private and third sector shareholders including, but not limited to:
    • RISE - the emergent mutual from the London Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC). Novo will support RISE in its quest for mutualisation and they will be a thought partner for accredited programmes. They 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
    • Amey - the leading UK public service provider working with local and central government.

 

The charities involved in MTCnovo will each maintain their distinct mission and independence in line with their charitable objectives. This is an innovative governance structure that we believe will ensure the integrity and success of our approach.

As well as our shareholders and employees, we have a series of delivery partners that share the vision and approach to supporting vulnerable people, reducing reoffending and protecting the public by enabling safe communities.

MTCnovo’s delivery partners include (but are not limited to):

  • SOVA – a charity focusing on the involvement of volunteers in the delivery of services, SOVA will spearhead our mentoring arrangements and will support us in our Through the Gate activities
  • Prison Advice and Care Trust (PACT) - a national charity with a presence in 35 prisons across England and Wales which supports people affected by imprisonment; both offenders and their families
  • St Andrew’s Healthcare - the UK’s largest not-for-profit mental healthcare charity who will provide significant clinical and research experience regarding learning disabilities and mental health
  • Step Change Debt Charity - the UK’s largest single provider of debt management plans
  • Milton Keynes College- an education provider in the justice sector, delivering learning and employability skills in prisons and in the community
  • Penrose- an organisation which is part of The Social Interest Group, providing help and support for ex-offenders and people with mental illness
  • London Women’s Consortium (LWC) -a membership group of women centred specialists, focused on delivering excellent, innovative services to women (and their children) who have experienced the criminal justice system. 

 

18 Dec 2014

MTCnovo announced preferred bidder for two probation contracts by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ)

MTCnovo has been announced as preferred bidder to run two Community Rehabilitation Companies, in London and Thames Valley on behalf of the MoJ. MTCnovo is a venture between the third, public and private sector to provide rehabilitation and offender management services.

The contract will see MTCnovo become a partner in the wider transformation of the offender rehabilitation system in England. MTCnovo will reduce reoffending by delivering comprehensive rehabilitative services ensuring that for the first time, prisoners with sentences of less than 12 months will start to prepare for their reintegration back into society from the day they are imprisoned. Harnessing the professionalism and expertise of the workforce MTCnovo will ensure time in prison is spent productively on activities, education, and health programmes that will help to reduce the chance of reoffending on release.

MTCnovo will also introduce an offender cohort model for the first time, 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. 

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said:

“These reforms are all about changing lives. We cannot go on with a situation where thousands of prisoners are released onto the streets every year with no guidance or support, and are simply left to reoffend. These reforms will transform the way in which we tackle reoffending.

“This announcement brings together the best of the public, private and voluntary sectors to set up our battle against reoffending, and to bring innovative new ways of working with offenders. In particular, I am really pleased that we will be deploying the skills of some of Britain’s best rehabilitation charities to help these offenders turn their lives around.”

Richard Gansheimer, CEO of MTCnovo said:

“MTCnovo is pleased to have been selected by the Ministry of Justice to run probation services in London and Thames Valley and revive the best values of the probation service.  We will bring together proven techniques, a wealth of UK and international experience and the expertise from the existing UK probation service. This will help support a more broad step approach to rehabilitation which will reduce reoffending as well as helping to enhance the social fabric of the UK.”

Kuljit Sandhu, at Community Interest Company, RISE said: 

“We’re pleased to be a part of MTCnovo and to have the opportunity to help reduce reoffending in the UK. Too many people slip back into crime, but by working together we can make a real difference to offenders’ lives, as well as the wider community.” 

Notes to editors

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.  The venture comprises of:

  • MTC (Management & Training Corporation)

A predominantly US 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 with a number of public, private and third sector shareholders including, but not limited to:
    • RISE - 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 programme
    • 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
    • Amey - the leading UK public service provider working with local and central government.

The charities involved in MTCnovo will each maintain their distinct mission and independence in line with their charitable objectives. This is an innovative governance structure that we believe will ensure the integrity and success of our approach.

As well as our shareholders and employees, we have a series of delivery partners that share the vision and approach to supporting vulnerable people, reducing reoffending and protecting the public by enabling safe communities.

MTCnovo’s delivery partners include (but are not limited to):

  • SOVA - a charity focusing on the involvement of volunteers in the delivery of services, SOVA will spearhead our mentoring arrangements and will support us in our Through the Gate activities.
  • Crime Reduction Initiatives (CRI) - a criminal justice, health and social care charity that specialises in delivering national drugs and alcohol services to offenders.
  • Northern Inclusion Consortium (NIC) - a consortium of northern-based charities, specialising in drugs and women’s issues.
  • Prison Advice and Care Trust (PACT) - a national charity with a presence in 35 prisons across England and Wales which supports people affected by imprisonment; both offenders and their families.
  • St Andrew’s Healthcare - the UK’s largest not-for-profit mental healthcare charity who will provide significant clinical and research experience regarding learning disabilities and mental health.
  • Step Change Debt Charity - the UK’s largest single provider of debt management plans.

29 Oct 2014