The report is released by the Ministry of Justice and produced in accordance with arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.
For further information about the Justice Data Lab, please refer to the guidance.
Key findings this month
One request is being published this month. The request is for Safe Ground’s Fathers Inside programme, which aims to improve the parental responsibilities of adult male prisoners through drama, fiction and group discussion. Safe Ground is a charity that works with offenders, and people at risk of offending, to develop relationship skills.
The overall results show that those who took part in the scheme were less likely to re-offend than those who did not. Those who took part in the scheme also committed a lower overall number of re-offences than those who did not. However, more people would need to become eligible for analysis in order to determine the direction in which the intervention affects the time to first re-offence among participants.
Update on the Justice Data Lab service
The Justice Data Lab team have now brought the fourth quarter of 2014 re-offending data 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 2014, in addition to during the years 2002 to 2013.
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 Criminal and Justice, Chief Financial Officer, 5 Policy and Analytical Advisers for reducing re-offending and rehabilitation policy, 2 special advisors, 2 press officers, and 4 private secretaries.