Tailored reports finished within the previous month, and summary of progress to date.
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 following guidance: http://www.justice.gov.uk/justice-data-lab
Key findings this month
One request is being published this month. The request is for The Clink Restaurant Training Programme which provides vocational training in catering, front of house and cleaning, aiming to give prisoners skills and qualifications which will help them to secure employment on release, with the intention that this will reduce the rate of re-offending.
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 third 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 September 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, 7 Policy and Analytical Advisers for reducing re-offending and rehabilitation policy, and 2 special advisors, 3 press officers, and 4 private secretaries.