10 Oct Official Statistics: Justice Data Lab statistics: October 2019
The report is released by the Ministry of Justice and produced in accordance with arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.
For further information about the Justice Data Lab, please refer to the following guidance
Key findings this quarter
Two requests are being published this quarter: Care After Combat and Forward Trust.
Care After Combat
Care After Combat’s ‘Project Phoenix’ programme is a mentoring scheme supporting veterans before and after release from prison with the aim of reducing the reoffending rate of this group.
The overall results show that those who took part in the programme in England and Wales were less likely to reoffend than those who did not. More people would need to be available in order to determine the effect on the frequency of reoffending. However, this should not be taken to mean that the programme fails to affect it.
The Forward Trust Women’s Substance Dependence Treatment Programme (WSDTP) is an intensive, full time 16-21 week abstinence-based Twelve Step programme aiming to reduce reoffending through psychosocial treatment and abstinence.
The overall results show that those who took part in the programme were less likely to reoffend and reoffended less frequently than those who did not. Sub-analyses showed that those who completed part in the programme were less likely to reoffend and reoffended less frequently than people who did not take part in the programme, while those who did not complete the programme reoffended less frequently than those who did not take part but there was not a significant difference in the rate of reoffending.
Justice Data Lab service: available reoffending data
The Justice Data Lab team have brought in reoffending data for the second quarter of 2017 into the service. It is now possible for an organisation to submit information on the individuals it was working with up to the end of June 2017, in addition to during the years 2002 to 2016.
The bulletin is produced and handled by the Ministry’s analytical professionals and production staff. Pre-release access of up to 24 hours is granted to the following persons: Ministry of Justice Secretary of State, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State – Minister for Prisons and Probation, Permanent Secretary, Director General of Offender Reform and Commissioning Group, Acting Head of News, 2 Chief Press Officers, 13 policy and analytical advisers for reducing reoffending and rehabilitation policy, special advisors, 5 press officers, and 5 private secretaries.
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