Jen Byrne of A4e yesterday gave evidence to the House of Commons Justice Select Committee on the role of the Probation Service. No details are available* yet of what was said, but A4e was one of seven organisations or individuals contributing evidence. Byrne is A4e's "Strategic Director for Justice" and was recently in the US looking at the way they do things there. She appears to have joined A4e straight from university, where her MSc dissertation was on "Levels of Self-Esteem and Motivation in Long-Term Unemployed Jobseekers". The criminal justice system is yet another area of our national life into which A4e, amoeba-like, is spreading.
* Here's the link to a video of the meeting.