15 Jan 2021
Police and Crime Commissioner, Dafydd Llywelyn has confirmed that he is to invest in a refreshed integrated offender management programme in partnership with the National Probation Service.
Integrated Offender Management (IOM) involves the joint management of people who are considered as being highly likely to re-offend. The Home Office and Ministry of Justice’s National Integrated Offender Management Strategy has been refreshed following recommendations made in a joint report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services which found that IOM had ‘lost its way’.
Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn will now provide funding in partnership with the National Probation Service to support this refresh, and will focus on direct support being made available to offenders to help reduce reoffending, and therefore reduce victimisation.
The strategy refocuses IOM on neighbourhood crime: robbery, burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. Currently, neighbourhood offences have the highest levels of reoffending of any offence types, and make up a high proportion of overall reoffending.
Police and Crime Commissioner, Dafydd Llywelyn said, “Reducing neighbourhood crime is a priority. We know that many of these offenders have multiple, mutually reinforcing criminogenic needs, including substance misuse, housing and employment needs, and mental health issues. Integrated Offender Management aims to support offenders to desist from crime by helping to meet these underlying needs. I hope the programme that we are investing in here in Dyfed-Powys in partnership with the National Probation Service will have a significant impact on re-offending rates, and as a result ensure that we protect the public and create safer communities within Dyfed-Powys.
The refreshed strategy seeks to build on opportunities presented by changes in the criminal justice system over the coming years.
Integrated Offender Management Strategy can be found here.
Policy and Engagement Advisor