In order to stop the ‘revolving door’ of offending, it is essential to deal with the root causes. Pathways out of offending include, but are not limited to:
Nationally, the Government’s Transforming Rehabilitation programme will transform the delivery of offender services in the community, opening the majority of probation service to competition with contracts awarded to Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRC).
The Norfolk Rehabilitation Board will bring agencies, including CRC, together to deliver services in a co-ordinated way. The PCC’s Rehabilitation Coordinator, Vicky Day – a prison service manager on secondment to the PCC office – plays a key role in coordinating this partnership activity locally, as well as monitoring projects and services commissioned by the PCC to ensure desired outcomes are being achieved.
Those desired outcomes include:
Based on a Needs Assessment for Norfolk, the following commissioning intentions have been agreed in order to meet these outcomes:
Full details of the size of grant and the source of the funding, along with associated timescales, are available in the PCC’s Commissioning Intentions Table for Rehabilitation of Offenders (PDF, 131.4 KB).
41 Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) were elected across England and Wales on the 15 November 2012. When the elected PCCs took office on the 22 November 2012 they became responsible for a combined budget of £8 billion.
PCCs aim to cut crime and deliver an effective and efficient police service within their force area. Their role is to be the voice of the people and hold the police to account, effectively making them answerable to the communities they serve.