Key findings this quarter
Two requests are being published this quarter: HMPPS Co-Financing Organisation (CFO) Employability Programme and Life Cycle UK’s “Bike Back” programme.
HMPPS Co-Financing Organisation
CFO Employability Programme works with offenders in prison and the community, to help them access mainstream services, with the aim of gaining skills and employment and the intention to reduce reoffending.
The headline results show that those who received support in the community had a lower frequency of reoffending and took longer to reoffend that those who did not receive support from CFO. More people would be needed to establish the impact of prison and TTG support on reoffending behaviours.
Life Cycle UK
The second request was for Life Cycle UK’s “Bike Back” programme, which aims to improve offenders’ workplace abilities and confidence by teaching them cycle mechanic skills through refurbishment of unwanted and broken bicycles.
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, but this should not be taken to mean that the programme fails to affect it.
Update on the Justice Data Lab service
The Justice Data Lab team have now brought all the 2015 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 December 2015, 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, 6 Policy and Analytical Advisers for reducing re-offending and rehabilitation policy, 2 special advisors, 3 press officers, and 5 private secretaries.
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