The Criminal Justice Act 2003 requires local criminal justice agencies working in partnership to make arrangements to assess and manage the risk posed by sexual and violent offenders in their area. These arrangements are known as MAPPA (Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements). The Act also requires them to publish an annual report setting out how the arrangements are working in their area. These reports cover the period 1 April 2011 to 31 March 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 for Justice; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State; Minister of State; Permanent Secretary; Chief Executive Officer, National Offender Management Service (NOMS) ; Director of National Operational Services (NOMS); Director of Probation and Contracted Services (NOMS); Head of Offender Management and Public Protection Group (OMPPG) (NOMS); Policy Manager Serious Further Offence (OMPPG, NOMS); MAPPA policy managers, (OMPPG NOMS); Director of Analytical Services; relevant special advisers and press officers.
Home Secretary; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State; Minister of State; Head of Violent and Youth Crime Prevention Unit ; relevant press officers.
Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)
ACPO Lead for the Management of Sexual Offenders and Violent Offenders, press officer
Chief Inspector of Probation
Chair of the Strategic Management Board for each of the 42 Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) areas.