Presentation on theme: "Breaking the Cycle Proposed reforms of the criminal justice system."— Presentation transcript:
Breaking the Cycle Proposed reforms of the criminal justice system
Background Cost of re-offending is £7-10bn 50% offenders released from prison reoffend within a year Reoffending rates for short prison sentences of less than 12 months increased from 58% to 61% in 2008
Offender needs 37% of prisoners have stated that they will need help finding a place to live when they are released from prison; 12% said they had a mental illness or depression as a long-standing illness, while 20% reported needing help with an emotional or mental health problem; 24% said they had been taken into care as a child; almost half (47%) said they had no qualifications; and 13% said that they have never had a paid job.
Green Paper Proposals Punishment and payback Rehabilitating offenders to reduce crime Payment by results Sentencing reform Youth justice Working with communities to reduce crime
Punishment and Payback Prisons becoming places of hard work and industry Community sentences punishing offenders and making them pay back to society and the taxpayer Offenders making greater financial reparation to victims and the taxpayer Victims engaging with criminal justice on their terms
Rehabilitating offenders to reduce crime Encouraging Integrated Offender Management (IOM) to help equip local partners to work successfully together in the payment by results and financial incentives model Removing barriers and encouraging more joint working, local innovation and sharing of good practice Supporting areas in considering new and innovative ways in which the voluntary and community sector can be equal partners in the delivery of Integrated Offender Management
Payment by results establishing at least six payment-by-results projects covering a significant proportion of the offender population; reducing direct control so that frontline professionals have the freedom to innovate in the way they work with offenders; and publishing a comprehensive competition strategy for prisons and probation to open up the market to new providers from the private, voluntary and community sectors in June 2011.
Youth Justice preventing more young people from offending and divert them from entering into a life of crime ensure that more is done to make young offenders pay back to their victims and communities; ensuring the effective use of sentencing for young offenders; incentivising local partners to reduce youth offending and re-offending using payment by results models abolishing the Youth Justice Board and increasing freedoms and flexibilities for local areas.
Working with communities to reduce crime opening up public services to new and independent providers increasing social action empowering citizens and communities to hold local agencies to account and share responsibility for making their neighbourhoods safer.