To create safer environments by reducing crime and protecting the public of West Yorkshire, improving outcomes for offenders, offenders’ families and local communities, through the development, delivery and monitoring of an Integrated Offender Management (IOM) scheme.
IOM is about bringing together the right agencies to ensure that the right interventions are undertaken with the right offenders at the right time.
The West Yorkshire IOM Strategic Delivery Board is an Alliance of strategic partners driving the delivery of IOM towards the following outcomes.
- Minimise offending and re-offending, improving local quality of life and promoting safer communities.
- Minimise crime, criminality, fear of crime and of anti-social behaviour.
- Maximise effectiveness and the potential for efficiency savings within integrated partnership services.
- Maximise community confidence and enhance social inclusion.
- Minimise harm to individuals, communities, victims and potential victims.
Key Priority area for Development
West Yorkshire has agreed that through the local crime and disorder reduction partnerships the priority areas for development over the next two years are:
- PPO Programme across all workstream’s
- Drug Interventions
- Alcohol Interventions
- Offender Health and Social Care Interventions
- Family Interventions
The following are the IOM Principles that will steer local delivery:
- A key aim of the IOM programme is to channel all IOM offenders into multi agency management.
- Building capacity to deal with a higher volume of offenders moving into a multi agency environment requires service remodelling and robust commissioning.
- Offenders who present the highest level of risk and social need should receive the highest level of service including PPO’s.
- The IOM cohort should be selected in accordance with the highest risk of harm to communities as well as the highest risk of reoffending.
- The IOM selection criteria should be dynamic and locally owned.
- All IOM offenders should have an identified Case Manager and Interventions Plan.
To achieve the aims of IOM and support the priority development areas, members of the Alliance will target resources, and seek the increased engagement of all local partners.
This will provide a route to address both strategic commissioning, performance and local operational delivery.