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The Intensive Alternatives to Custody (IAC) pilot programme ran from April 2008 to March 2011 to test the use of intensive community orders in diverting offenders from short-term custodial sentences.
This paper summarises key findings from initial analysis of the IAC pilots to compare proven re-offending in a group receiving IAC with a well-matched control group receiving short custodial sentences and a well-matched control group receiving court orders.