Challenges faced recruiting staff in the criminal justice sector

Updated: Jan 13, 2019

If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably already very well aware that finding work if you have a criminal conviction is quite a challenge. In the same way, if you’re an employer willing to give someone with an offending past the chance to turn their life around, you will, again, know that the recruitment process needs to be carefully thought through and sensitively managed.


However, this post is about the rather different matter of recruiting people to work in the criminal justice system. Surprisingly, in 2018, this is almost as difficult and Offploy has found that many of the difficulties and challenges of helping people with criminal convictions find work also apply to the recruitment of staff to work in prisons and probation.