Official Statistics

Identified needs of offenders in custody and the community from OASys

This information informs of any differences in identified needs of offenders serving both shorter and longer custodial sentences, as well as community orders.

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Identified needs of offenders in custody and the community from OASys tables

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OASys needs by offence and sentence

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To better understand the needs of offenders who receive custody and community disposals, to inform the evidence base for reforming short custodial sentences this ad hoc statistical release publishes management information from the Offender Assessment System (OASys).

This information informs readers of any differences in identified needs of offenders serving both shorter and longer custodial sentences, as well as community orders. In the short term the evidence informs the development of policy to reform short custodial sentences. This information will be beneficial for the development of policies around managing offenders, both in and out of custody.

Published 18 July 2019