Jacob’s Ladder

Each square of the ladder represents an agency including those alongside probation, all working together to create a chain of support for the people on probation. When an event happens with one of these agencies, it can cascade down from the top and affect every other agency. Similar to dominoes except they are tied together in Jacob‘s ladder and one exists separately but is also tied to the other. Sometimes one square can get stuck and requires the others to have a knock on effect to set the chain in motion again. All jacob‘s ladders can be different in shape, size, pattern but work in much the same ways in practice, just like all criminal justice agencies across the UK.