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: The Greater Manchester Intensive Community Order (ICO) programme, and Turning Point.
The Greater Manchester ICO programme
The ICO programme works with young male offenders, aged 18-25, who have received community orders in place of short custodial sentences. They receive family support, support for care leavers, debt management, housing benefits, identifying childcare options, referrals to specialist services, and supporting families on the Children Protection or Child in Need registers.
The overall results show that those who received support from ICO had a lower frequency of re-offences than those who did not. 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 the rate of reoffending and the average time to first reoffence.
Turning Point works with men who had received short custodial sentences. They provide offenders with a key worker who helps them make the journey from custody to life in the community.
The overall results show that more people would need to be analysed in order to determine the way in which the programme affects a person’s reoffending behaviour. However, this should not be taken to mean that the programme fails to affect reoffending behaviour.
Justice Data Lab service: available reoffending data
The Justice Data Lab team have brought in reoffending data for the fourth 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 December 2016, in addition to during the years 2002 to 2015.
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, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State - Minister for Offender Health and female offenders, Permanent Secretary, Director General of Offender Reform and Commissioning Group, Director of Analytical Services, Acting Head of News, 2 Chief Press Officer, 14 policy and analytical advisers for reducing reoffending and rehabilitation policy, special advisors, 6 press officers, and 8 private secretaries.