Integrated Offender Management

Integrated Offender Management is an overarching framework that allows local and partner agencies to come together to ensure that the offenders, whose crimes cause most damage and harm locally, are managed in a coordinated way.

Local integrated offender management approaches differ from area to area, reflecting local priorities, but there are common key principles. These include:

  • All partners tackling offenders together. 
    Local partners (both criminal justice and non-criminal justice agencies) encourage the development of a multi-agency problem-solving approach by focussing on offenders, not offences.
  • Delivering a local response to local problems.
    All relevant local partners are involved in strategic planning, decision-making and funding choices.
  • Offenders facing their responsibility or facing the consequences.
    Offenders are provided with a clear understanding of what is expected of them.
  • Making better use of existing programmes and governance.
    This involves gaining further benefits from programmes (such as the prolific and other priority offenders programme, drug interventions programme, and community justice) to increase the benefits for communities. This will also enable partners to provide greater clarity around roles and responsibilities.
  • All offenders at high risk of causing serious harm and/or re-offending are 'in scope'.
    Intensity of management relates directly to severity of risk, irrespective of position within the criminal justice system or whether statutory or non-statutory.

IOM Efficiency Toolkit Phase 2

The Value for Money tool is now live.  You can download the tool and the supporting documents from the links on the right.

If you have any problems downloading, or running the tool then please contact a member of the IOM team using the contact details on the right.

Building Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) involvement in IOM

Building VCS involvement in the IOM programme funded by the Home Office and managed by Clinks, aimed to build on and strengthen the role of the VCS in local IOM arrangements as an equal partner. An overview of the programme and the final reports can be accesed from the links to the right.

IOM 2011 conference

This took place on 22nd/23rd June at the NPIA conference facilities in Ryton-on-Dunsmore.
The conference included six keynote addresses from:

  • Nick Herbert, MP, Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice;
  • Mandie Campbell, Home Office Director for Drugs, Alcohol and Community Safety;
  • Michael Spurr, chief executive, National Offender Management Service;
  • Paul Hayes, chief executive, National Treatment Agency;
  • John Long, ACC, Avon & Somerset Police; ACPO portfolio lead for IOM;
  • Helen Judge, Ministry of Justice Director, Sentencing and Rehabilitation.

The conference also included a series of (different) workshops run on each of the two days on a broad range of key aspects of IOM.
The key note speeches emphasised the Government’s continuing vision for local partnership working under the IOM banner, as well as setting out the context for IOM from different departmental/agency perspectives, taking account of key reforms - these included Payment by Results (and the imperative of securing greater value for money); the introduction of Police and Crime Commissioners; other CJS reforms, including those that will follow from the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill; the importance of a continued focused on reducing crime through tackling drugs misuse, and a focus on offenders who receive to short custodial sentences and who are not subject to supervision by probation on release.

If you would like copies of any of the presentations from the conference then please contact the Reducing Re-offedning unit.

IOM Survey

This paper presents a summary of findings from a national survey of a broad range of partners engaged in the strategic development and operational delivery of local Integrated Offender Management (IOM) approaches, incorporating the local Prolific and other Priority Offender (PPO) and the Drug Interventions Programmes (DIP).

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