Key findings this month
The request is for the charity Safe Ground, assessing the impact of the Family Man programme, which focuses on building family relationships for male prisoners. This is the fifth analysis of the programme, and includes individuals from the 4 previous Safe Ground requests that were published in October 2013, November 2013, March 2014 and December 2014.
The study showed inconclusive results in the one-year proven re-offending rate.
Justice Data Lab service update
The Justice Data Lab team have now brought the third quarter of 2013 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 2013, in addition to during the years 2002 to 2012.
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 Transforming Justice, Director of Sentencing and Rehabilitation Policy unit, Senior Strategy Advisor, relevant Policy Advisers for reducing re-offending policy (3 persons in total), Policy Advisors for the Transforming Rehabilitation Programme, and relevant special advisors, press officers, and 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 read the Justice Data Lab guidance.