NOMS has forged strong partnerships amongst the community and across Government with clear priorities to reduce re-offending.
Three Alliances have been established to develop practical partnerships to tackle re-offending.
The NOMS Alliances aim to make reducing re-offending everyone’s business by building on existing partnerships and welcoming new partners and individuals to work with us to reduce re-offending.
The NOMS Corporate Alliance (new window) aims to: get more offenders into sustained work. We want employers from all sectors - public, private and voluntary to pledge to employ offenders, provide training, including in the ‘softer skills’ such as cv writing and interview techniques, to support their staff to act as mentors and to encourage others to do the same. Additionally employers could donate resources, equipment or materials for training purposes or unpaid work.
The NOMS Civic Society Alliance aims to: provide equality of access for offenders to mainstream local services such as accommodation and health, through improved partnership working with local authorities, local organisations and communities. It also aims to improve access to purposeful activities in the arts, leisure and sports. It links with the civil renewal agenda: informing, consulting and involving local people through methods such as seeking the views of local communities on unpaid work projects.
The NOMS Faith and Voluntary and Community Sector Alliance aims to: build on the innovative practical and spiritual help that can be provided by VCS/Faith groups working with offenders in prison, following release and with offenders subject to community orders.
NOMS Alliances at work
During the summer of 2006 a major audit exercise to summarise the work of the Alliances in each NOMS region was undertaken.
Ten regional offender management offices, 39 probation areas and 115 prisons took part.
That audit has now been thoroughly reviewed. You can access the audit reports and read about good practice across England and Wales in the publication sections of NOMS regions (new window).