Key findings this month
One request is being published this month.
The request is for a substance misuse programme run by Developing Initiatives for Support in the Community (DISC). It is a multi-agency, co-ordinated approach that aims to minimise the risk of reoffending within the community by the most criminally active offender cohorts. It supports individuals who have been identified by the West Yorkshire police and probation services as having a high risk of reoffending, and is responsible for the co-ordination of multi-disciplinary support plans covering offender needs such as drug treatment, housing, employment, family relationships and mental health.
This analysis indicates that the difference in the 1 year reoffending rate between those who participated in the programme and a matched control group is not statistically significant. However, the 1 year frequency of proven reoffending in tier 2 is significantly lower in the treatment group, with a reduction of between 0.01 and 0.20 offences per person when compared to the matched control group.
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, Probation and Rehabilitation, Minister of State for Civil Justice (Lords Minister), Permanent Secretary, Director General of Strategy and Change, 7 Policy Advisers for reducing reoffending and rehabilitation policy, and 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.
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