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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.

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.