PROFILE OF DELIVERY: OFFENDING BEHAVIOUR PROGRAMMES

PURPOSE
To seek information from areas on a proposed profile for programme delivery for the accredited offender behaviour programmes during 2004/05.

Probation Circular
REFERENCE NO: 16/2004 ISSUE DATE: 18 February 2004 IMPLEMENTATION DATE: Immediate EXPIRY DATE: 31 December 2004 TO: Chairs of Probation Boards Chief Officers of Probation Secretaries of Probation Boards CC: Board Treasurers Regional Managers AUTHORISED BY: Meg Blumsom, Head of Offending Behaviour Programmes Roger McGarva, Head of Regions and Performance ATTACHED: Annexes A & B (included in file)

ACTION
Areas are asked to provide a profile for programme delivery by 12 March.

SUMMARY
As part of NPS Action plan in reponse to the Fundamental Expenditure Review it is necessary to establish the projected profile of completions of accredited programmes, broken down by programme type, for delivery in 2004/05. Areas are asked to estimate how they will achieve their completion target by providing a breakdown by programme name of their estimated delivery profile. A proforma (Annex A) is attached with a deadline for return by 12 March 2004. Advice on planning for the targets is set out in Annex B.

RELEVANT PREVIOUS PROBATION CIRCULARS
N/A

CONTACT FOR ENQUIRIES
Razak Ali Moghal, OBPT, Room 223, Horseferry House Email: razak.moghal@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

National Probation Directorate
Horseferry House, Dean Ryle Street, London, SW1P 2AW General Enquiries: 020 7217 0659 Fax: 020 7217 0660

Enforcement, rehabilitation and public protection

Proforma Annex A AREA ………….………………………….. Completion target 2004/05 (number)…….
Please complete the grid below and return to Razak Moghal by 12 March 2004. Advice for completion
Areas are asked to estimate how they will achieve their completion target by providing a breakdown of their delivery profile. Please complete the table for those programmes that will be part of the area profile.

PROPORTIONS OF OVERALL TARGETS BY PROGRAMME PROGRAMME
Think First ETS R&R OTO Cog Booster ASRO OSAP ART CALM C-SOGP N-SOGP TV- SOGP IDAP CDVP DID WAC Total

Projected number of completions for 2004/5

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Annex B
Planning to Achieve Programme Targets
Areas should ensure that in planning its accredited programme provision for 2004/05 that the following practice is taken into account: • • • The individual target set for the area by the NPD is the minimum required as its contribution to the National SDA on accredited programme completions. Programme planning should be based on offender need within the area and all available data should be used in the process i.e. OGRS, IAPS, court outcome information, OASys. Planning should be linked with clear sentence targeting i.e. : OGRS scores of 31 should be the minimum for general offending programmes. Specialist programmes such as sex offenders may have particular requirements. Community orders of all types should not be used on offenders with OGRS scores of less than 31 and high risk offenders should only be involved in programmes as part of overall agreed MAPPA arrangements and sequenced interventions. • Planning will need to bear in mind the likely introduction of the generic community sentence in 2004/05 but this should not prevent detailed projections. There will be an expectation of programme based interventions within the framework of the new generic community sentence. Areas should balance their available resources, the rates of programme completions, the time taken to complete the interventions required, the demand for interventions from Courts and the developments of new programmes e.g., domestic violence. Areas should actively explore partnerships with voluntary sector providers for the delivery of specialist programmes e.g. DIDs, Domestic Violence programmes. There should be an expectation that key programmes with specific target groups such as DIDs will be targeted on all relevant offenders so diverting such offenders currently being sentenced to either custody or community punishment. Areas should actively seek ways of extending provision to weekends or evenings to reflect the number of offenders in employment.

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