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Alan MacDonald

Inspection of youth offending, HM Inspectorate of Probation

In 1998 he was seconded to the National Probation Directorate to develop accredited offending behaviour programmes and the following year he was appointed to HM Inspectorate of Probation where he set up a team (and developed the methodology) to inspect the delivery of these programmes.

In 2001 he was promoted to Assistant Chief Inspector of Probation and in this role led a large range of adult, youth and thematic inspections.

In 2010 he was appointed the European Union Resident Twinning Adviser to the Albanian Ministry of Justice where he helped them establish their newly created Probation Service.

In 2013 he was honoured by the Minister of Justice in receiving a medal in recognition of the work of his project.