Grayling: Better support for ex-prisoners
9 January 2013 Last updated at 09:49 GMT
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling says plans to let security firms and voluntary groups manage probation on a "payment by results" basis will capture skills that exist across the public, private and voluntary sectors to help reduce re-offending rates.
The overhaul of the probation service in England and Wales will see low risk offenders supervised by the private sector.
Mr Grayling said that the aim was for prisoners to get more support to change their lifestyle away from crime.