THE article &dquo;The Future of After-Care Hostels&dquo; by Messrs. Wilcox and Morley which appeared in the last issue of Probation appears to advocate the take over of voluntary after-care hostels by the Probation Service. Not only do I believe that this is unrealistic but also out of tune with the current practice and thinking in the development of residential care for offenders. Furthermore, I feel that such a move is unlikely to be in the best interests of hostel residents.This brief note provides neither…
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