Giving offenders opportunities to change, and the skills to rebuild their lives
As the Government introduces a new Bill to bring about sentencing reforms, the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, (APCC) has launched a new report which demonstrates how Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are ending the revolving door of crime by ensuring those offenders who want to turn their lives around and stay out of prison get the help and support they need to do so.
Reducing Reoffending In Focus features the work of 26 cross-party PCCs from all over England and Wales.
It contains details of initiatives such as:
• Providing accommodation for prison-leavers, to prevent homelessness and returning to crime. • Addressing the complex needs of women offenders - offering specific support for them and their families. • Community Sentence Treatment Requirement orders for offenders with mental health problems, addictions, or other substance-abuse issues. • Providing training, new life skills and community development courses to increase employment opportunities. • Offering refreshed and enhanced integrated offender management programmes. • Domestic abuse perpetrator programmes.