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PROFILE OF DELIVERY: Probation

OFFENDING BEHAVIOUR
PROGRAMMES Circular
REFERENCE NO:
PURPOSE
To seek information from areas on a proposed profile for programme delivery 16/2004
for the accredited offender behaviour programmes during 2004/05.
ISSUE DATE:
ACTION 18 February 2004
Areas are asked to provide a profile for programme delivery by 12 March.
IMPLEMENTATION DATE:
SUMMARY Immediate
As part of NPS Action plan in reponse to the Fundamental Expenditure
Review it is necessary to establish the projected profile of completions of EXPIRY DATE:
accredited programmes, broken down by programme type, for delivery in 31 December 2004
2004/05.
Areas are asked to estimate how they will achieve their completion target by TO:
providing a breakdown by programme name of their estimated delivery Chairs of Probation Boards
profile. Chief Officers of Probation
A proforma (Annex A) is attached with a deadline for return by 12 March Secretaries of Probation Boards
2004. Advice on planning for the targets is set out in Annex B.
CC:
RELEVANT PREVIOUS PROBATION CIRCULARS
Board Treasurers
N/A
Regional Managers
CONTACT FOR ENQUIRIES
AUTHORISED BY:
Razak Ali Moghal, OBPT, Room 223, Horseferry House
Email: razak.moghal@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk Meg Blumsom, Head of Offending
Behaviour Programmes
Roger McGarva, Head of Regions
and Performance

ATTACHED:
Annexes A & B (included in file)

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 Projected number of


completions for 2004/5
Think First
ETS
R&R
OTO

Cog Booster
ASRO
OSAP
ART
CALM
C-SOGP
N-SOGP
TV- SOGP
IDAP
CDVP
DID
WAC

Total

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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. :

ƒ OGRS scores of 31 should be the minimum for general offending programmes.


ƒ Specialist programmes such as sex offenders may have particular requirements.
ƒ 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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