Presentation on theme: "Integrated Offender Management How Chaplaincy teams can work alongside other agencies to enable positive reintegration into communities."— Presentation transcript:
Integrated Offender Management How Chaplaincy teams can work alongside other agencies to enable positive reintegration into communities
Warwickshire’s Strategic Vision Warwickshire Integrated Offender Management scheme will further develop a clear and overarching framework to support all local Partners in the effective and efficient management of Offenders with an aim of reducing offending in Warwickshire. Partners will work together to expand IOM and specifically the Offender cohorts to encompass those groups that are most problematic within the community. The scheme will respond to local concerns which affect public confidence and provide an integrated approach to harm reduction. The strategic and tactical aims of the scheme in Warwickshire will respond positively to the challenges set by harm causers and the hurdles which lay ahead for agencies in the future. We will as Partners explore better ways to work together in order to maximise impact, reduce duplication and take steps to broaden the schemes reach in-line with changes to the national landscape. We will seek to do this by better engaging Partners in achieving effective and appropriate interventions to reduce offending in accordance with the 7 pathways to reduced offending principles.
Priority Intervention Increased supervision Increased access to services Increased engagement with agencies Increased punitive measures Priority service through CJS Victim centred work IOM intervention plan, according to need
Local IOM meeting Referrals are made from Probation, Police, Youth Justice and other agencies from within the Criminal Justice System. Discussion at monthly IOM meeting re engagement levels and tactics according to risk level. Adopted onto IOM Communication between agencies involved in the management of the Offender. Discussion of progress, offending & enforcement – inc review of RAG status. Multi Agency Management IOM coordinated Management commences, this includes all three strands of IOM. Joined up working across the Partnership. Police lead management for non-statutory offenders and Probation work alongside Police for those subject to supervision. Regular Review Multi-agency input, using IOM matrix & Asset to identify suitable nominals. RAG level allocated. Local IOM Management Process
What we are trying to achieve The five Home Office Principles We Work To… 1.All partners tackling offenders together 2.Delivering a local response to local problems 3.Offenders facing their responsibility or facing the consequences 4.Making better use of existing programmes and governance 5.All offenders at high risk of causing serious harm and/or re-offending are 'in scope‘ 6.Supporting long-term desistance from crime Intensity of management relates directly to severity of risk, irrespective of position within the criminal justice system or whether statutory or non- statutory.
What Chaplaincy can bring to IOM Co-locationSharingCore Agencies working without walls Early intervention in the community Holistic approach to wellbeing Different approach than statutory agencies Ability to engage without the concern of punitive measures Access throughout the custody estate
1. All partners tackling offenders together Local Integrated Offender Management arrangements focus on cutting crime and reducing reoffending and victimisation Local partners working collaboratively together to ensure a common understanding of the crime and reoffending threats facing the local community, to inform the priorities to be addressed through local Integrated Offender Management arrangements Agree the means to share relevant information and intelligence as a basis for multi-agency problem-solving, focused on the offender rather than the offence Community & custody chaplaincy should be a partner in the IOM process Information sharing protocols are crucial to a successful relationship Both community & prison chaplaincy need to be engaged in the process Chaplaincy has a key role to play in IOM, communication and information sharing with Partners to ensure thorough organic case management is fundamental!
2.Delivering a local response to local problems Local partners jointly discuss and agree the offender groups to be targeted and prioritised, and how the available resources will be utilised to manage offenders and reduce the risk of further crime and reoffending. This to be informed by A local crime and offending risk assessment, drawing on all relevant evidence and shared intelligence The priorities of the relevant Police and Crime Commissioner The priorities of all participating agencies; The views and priorities of the local community The needs of the victims; and others with an interest. The link between Prison Chaplaincy and Community Chaplaincy needs to be visible and effective to ensure support is continued through the exit gate – and then back through to the entrance gate when required Early referrals to community chaplaincy from Prison Attendance at local management meetings Named individuals working with individuals
3. Offenders facing their responsibility or facing the consequences Local partners work together to ensure that the right interventions are in place to support the rehabilitation of offenders, whether in collaboration with the National Probation Service, the relevant Community Rehabilitation Company, or outside of these formal, statutory arrangements. The ‘offer’ to the offender to be set against a robust and responsive enforcement regime to ensure that those who do not engage and continue to offend face the appropriate criminal justice consequences. Prison Chaplaincy and Community Chaplaincy encouraging and where appropriate assisting nominals to face their responsibilities, whether that be signing on for benefits, engaging with social services or accompanying them to appointments Thorough communication with case manager Joined up approach to statutory responsibilities Being there to guide, pro-social modelling and give advice
4. Making better use of existing programmes and governance Local leadership and governance arrangements in place to ensure that the local IOM arrangements add value, alongside other efforts to tackle crime and reoffending in the area. Integrated Offender Management is about bringing together existing arrangements, with partners working smarter, to avoid duplication and ensure that the best use is made of all available resources. Prison Chaplaincy and Community Chaplaincy are an under-utilised resources which can deliver a wealth of information and support to the offender. By bringing Chaplaincy into communication with the core agencies better understanding and joined up working will be achieved Joint sessions Co-location Two-way access to information Multi-agency approach
5. All offenders at high risk of causing serious harm and/or re-offending are 'in scope’ Local leadership and governance arrangements in place to ensure that the local IOM arrangements add value, alongside other efforts to tackle crime and reoffending in the area. Integrated Offender Management is about bringing together existing arrangements, with partners working smarter, to avoid duplication and ensure that the best use is made of all available resources. Prison Chaplaincy is in the unique position of being able to provide a consistent relationship with offenders regardless of status, return location and time in custody. By Community Chaplaincy projects developing a similar relationship before release, this support, guidance and monitoring can continue in the community which will play a key role in managing the offenders needs and reducing risk Sentence planning & release planning Early introductions and handover to community team
6.Supporting desistance from crime IOM brings wider partnership support to the management and rehabilitation of targeted offenders subject to statutory supervision, with this support continuing beyond the statutory supervision period, where the individual continues to pose a risk. The focus on the offender includes sequencing appropriate rehabilitative interventions across the established reducing reoffending pathways, to address the factors that make it more likely that the individual will continue to commit crime Chaplaincy can bring a new approach to promoting long term desistence from offending. It can engage offenders to think about new possibilities, install faith and optimism in a different way to the traditional “core agencies”. Trust and confidence can develop over time which can transform individuals lives through paying care and attention to the individuals needs
Final Thoughts Get to know your local IOM Teams, they want to work with you… Develop information sharing agreements so all know the boundaries and communication can develop Attend local meetings and be part of the discussion Prison Chaplains, make early referrals to community projects Community Chaplains, get to know your offenders in Prison and their case managers