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Integrated Offender Management

Integrated Offender Management - Pembrokeshire Cleddau Project

ABOUT US

The Pembrokeshire Cleddau Project is an Integrated Offender Management (IOM) project which is a partnership involving Police, National Probation Service, Wales Community Rehabilitation Company, Youth Offending and Prevention Team, the Local Authority and many other agencies that offer clients support and encouragement to stay out of trouble.  This partnership approach is reliant upon the participation of external agencies and the sharing of information between all those involved.

How the scheme works

A multi-agency group will case manage the individual, assess  their needs and address the issues that make them offend.  An action plan will be developed to help solve these issues, which may include;

  • Substance Misuse
  • Accommodation
  • Work and Training
  • Basic and Life Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills

Individuals on the scheme will be subject to police monitoring based on the individual's criminal activity, with the intention of reducing the rate of reoffending.

Aims

To reduce the number of offences committed in Pembrokeshire by targeting IOMs and thereby helping to protect the public by limiting the harm to victims within the community.

To develop in the IOMs a sense of personal responsibility by encouraging them to improve their life skills and increase their levels of victim empathy.

Objectives

  1. Identify IOM offenders within the area and inform them of their status
  2. Improve compliance by encouraging engagement with the scheme
  3. Provide a multi-agency support network in order to bring about changes in their lifestyle and behaviour
  4. Exchange information and intelligence with partner organisations to reduce the potential rate and seriousness of reoffending
  5. Ensure a swift response to any relapse, be that reoffending or non-compliance

Human Rights compliance

The principle of the scheme has been developed to adhere to the principles of legality, necessity, relevance and proportionality, particularly in regards to;

Article 6 - The right to a fair trial

Article 5 - The right to liberty

Article 8 - Respect for private and family life

The Offender Management priority in the Single Integrated Plan has beneath it a number of Headline Actions which the Community Safety Partnership will take forward.  These are;

  • Provide an effective Integrated Offender Management framework, including transition service for young offenders
  • Ensure victims of prolific offenders are provided with appropriate support
  • Further improve multi-agency working to ensure a full range of wraparound services are available to reintegrate offenders into our communities
  • Work with partners via multi-agency frameworks to minimise the impact of reoffending on local communities

What have we done over the last 12 months?

  • National Guidance for Integrated Offender Management (IOM) has been implemented locally and work is ongoing in relation to the transition of young offenders into adult services
  • All victims of IOM offenders are referred to victim support services where appropriate
  • Joint action plans, tailored specifically to each individual, are showing success, with a regular number of offenders exiting from the scheme due to reduced offending and more stable lifestyle behaviours

 

 

ID: 31843 Revised: 30/4/2015