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Key findings this quarter
Three requests are being published this quarter: Clean Break, City and Guilds and Forward Trust.
Clean Break provides a theatre-based education and training programme to female offenders over the duration of two to three years. The intervention delivers a range of 27 courses to female offenders, that help participants to develop personal, social, professional, and creative skills.
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.
City and Guilds
City and Guilds provides courses to offenders in over 120 prisons across England and Wales, aiming to provide them with the knowledge and skills they need to secure employment and realise their potential. In this analysis we looked at the impact of six different subject areas.
The results show that those who registered for a course in Construction, Hospitality or Maths & English were less likely to reoffend, and committed fewer reoffences, than those who did not register for any course. More people would need to become available for analysis in order to determine the way in which a course in Hair & Beauty, Business or Employability affects a person’s reoffending behaviour, but this should not be taken to mean that these courses fail to affect it.
The Forward Trust Alcohol Dependence Treatment Programme (ADPT) is an intensive 6-week programme, which aims to reduce reoffending and improve outcomes for participants. This analysis includes participants from programmes between March 2007 and October 2015 in Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) Bullingdon, HMP Humber and HMP Highpoint.
Results show that these analyses would need more participants 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.
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, Chief Press Officer, 11 Policy and Analytical Advisers for reducing reoffending and rehabilitation policy, special advisors, 7 press officers, and 10 private secretaries.