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Delivering Mental Health Support to Offenders and Opening up Employment Opportunities

Only 25% of men and 20% of women leave prison with some form of employment in the UK. We heard from Graham Durcan, Associate Director at the Centre for Mental Health, about how Individual Placement and Support (IPS) schemes can help improve employment opportunities for prisoners upon their release.

Reducing Reoffending and Improving Communities Through Rehabilitation Programmes

Reoffending cost the economy approximately £11 billion annually, according to the Centre for Mental Health. In this video Joy Allen, Police and Crime Commissioner for Durham Police discusses how the Checkpoint Intervention Programme has reduced reoffending rates in Durham. She shares the eligibility criteria Checkpoint uses and strategies to help offenders address the underlying causes of their offending behaviour.

In conversation: How the Surrey Checkpoint Programme has helped tackle the reoffending cycle

Breaking the offending cycle is one of the biggest challenges the criminal justice system faces. Organisations need to work together to support and engage with offenders and help prevent them from reoffending. We heard from Craig Jones of the Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner’s office about how the Checkpoint Programme has helped reduce reoffending rates.

National Plans and Guidance for Offender Management

Covid-19 posed a dangerous threat to prisons, with the environment being a perfect breeding ground for the virus. This article examines the governments' immediate response, and the potential long-lasting impacts to offender management.

Offender Management and Rehabilitation: Substance Misuse ‘Through the Gate’

Reoffending is more likely when drug and alcohol provisions are stopped after custody. Mark Dronfield from Turning Point London discussed the importance of continued support for offenders as they enter the community and shared the work of Turning Point.

Offender Management: Managing Parole and Protecting the Public from Serious Offenders

The Parole Board are an independent body that decide whether prisoners are suitable for release back into the community. We heard from Chair of the Parole Board Caroline Corby. They explored the Parole system and the work that the Board does to support victims of crime.

Through the Gate: How Starting Offender Management pre-release stops Reoffending

In 2021, the government invested £80 million in substance misuse treatment services as part of their plan to reduce drug related crime and prevent drug related deaths. This case study examines the key factors driving success and failure in stopping reoffending, examples of how to improve offender management, and learnings from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Offender Management: Insights from the Minister for Prisons and Probation

Alex Chalk MP, Minister for Prisoners and probation provided the latest updates in probation services at the Offender Management Conference 2021.

Gender-Based Violence: The Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy

Following the murder of Sarah Everard tackling violence against women and girls (VAWG) is at the forefront of the agenda. This article explores what the Domestic Abuse Bill will include alongside the strategies being developed to tackle VAWG.
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