The report is released by the Ministry of Justice and produced in accordance with arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.
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Key findings this quarter
Two requests are being published this quarter: Southwark’s Integrated Offender Management (IOM) Programme and The Clink Restaurant Training Programme (second request).
Southwark Integrated Offender Management Programme
Southwark’s Integrated Offender Management (IOM) programme works with offenders in custody and the community using a holistic approach, addressing their needs in the areas of housing, accessing benefit entitlements, education, employment, training and well-being.
The overall results show that more people would need to have completed the programme and be available for analysis in order to determine the way in which the programme affects a person’s reoffending behaviour. This should not be taken to mean that the programme fails to affect it.
The other request was for a second analysis of The Clink Restaurant Training Programme. This programme provides vocational training in catering, front of house and cleaning aimed at giving prisoners skills and qualifications which will help them secure employment on release, with the intention that this will reduce the rate of reoffending.
The headline results show that those who participated in the programme had a lower frequency of reoffending than those who did not participate. More people would be needed to establish the impact of the programme on reoffending frequency and time to first reoffence, but this should not be taken to mean that the programme fails to affect it.
Justice Data Lab service: available reoffending data
The Justice Data Lab team have brought in reoffending data for the first quarter of 2016 into the service. It is now possible for an organisation to submit information on the individuals it was working with up to the end of March 2016, in addition to during the years 2002 to 2014.
The bulletin is produced and handled by the Ministry’s analytical professionals and production staff. Pre-release access of up to 24 hours is granted to the following persons: Ministry of Justice Secretary of State, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State - Minister for Prisons and Probation, Permanent Secretary, Director General of Offender Reform and Commissioning Group, Chief Financial Officer, Director of Communication and Information, Head and Deputy Head of News, Chief Press Officer, 7 Policy and Analytical Advisers for reducing reoffending and rehabilitation policy, special advisors, 2 press officers, and 6 private secretaries.