Prolific and other priority offenders self-assessment tool

The government is committed to supporting local partners in tackling the most prolific offenders who cause disproportionate harm to their local communities.



Under local integrated offender management (IOM) arrangements, the prolific and other priority offenders (PPO) approach will typically continue to provide the most intensive supervision of the offenders of most concern to local agencies and the communities they serve under its three strands:

  • deter
  • catch and convict
  • rehabilitate and resettle

This ensures optimum collaborative arrangements between local agencies.

It is therefore important to recognise the role that the PPO approach can play in local areas’ crime and reducing reoffending strategies, targeting a distinct group of the most prolific offenders. This self-assessment tool has been produced alongside the IOM key principles document and self-assessment tool for local areas to be able to look in detail their approach to PPOs as part of their wider IOM arrangements.