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Measure 1 - Current PPO status

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Measure 1 - Current PPO status

Prolific and other Priority Offender (PPO) Programme

Reporting period

    Measures in this framework relate to a specific reporting period. For the purpose of this form, the relevant reporting period is April to June 2009 (Q41 2009/10). The exception to this is

    for measures 7 and 8 and their sub-measures which require running total figures from April 2008 (i.e. update the running total each reporting period).

Scheme Performance Framework (SPF)

This tool has been sent to you from the PPO Programme Team in the Home Office via your

    Government Office. The purpose of this tool is to provide you with an easy and consistent way to capture key information about your PPO population for the Catch & Convict and Rehabilitate & Resettle strands of the programme. It is intended to help you in managing your schemes and also to support effective multi-agency working with PPOs in your local area, by encouraging joint activity across agencies to manage PPOs. The information is also very important to us in the Home Office as it gives an overall picture of how the programme is performing nationally, highlighting areas of good practice, as well as identifying where any serious and common blockages are so that these can be dealt with, where possible, at the national level.

    The measures collected in this tool will support outcome data generated nationally to support National Indicator 30 (“Re-offending rate of Prolific and other Priority Offenders”) and Local Area Agreement targets where these have been agreed. The development of this SPF is a continuing process that has to be revised in the light of experience and feedback. We have therefore taken account of feedback received from local areas and held several development sessions with practitioners across England and Wales in the most recent revision of the SPF. Scheme Contact Details

    Please provide details for a person we can contact should we need to resolve any issues relating to this return.

Name

Role

Email

Telephone number

Scheme numerical

    reference *

* See technical guidance for list of number references for each scheme

Measure 1 - Current PPO status

A Number of PPOs at liberty and subject only to basic monitoring

    Number of PPOs at liberty and subject to a voluntary rehabilitative B intervention

    Number of PPOs at liberty and subject to proactive targeting by the C police

D Number of PPOs in the criminal justice system (arrest to sentence)

E Number of PPOs under active supervision in the community

F Number of PPOs subject to enforcement proceedings*

    Number of PPOs in breach of bail (either the conditions of their bail or F1 failed to appear)

F2 Number of PPOs in breach of a community order

F3 Number of PPOs in breach of licence

F4 Number of PPOs detained in secure hospitals

G Number of PPOs in custody **

G1 Numbers of PPOs in custody who are aged 22 and over serving a

    sentence of less than 12 months.

G2 Number of PPOs on Remand

* Note F1, F2 and F3 sum up to F

    ** Note the sum of G1 and G2 do not add up to G.

    Counting Rules and Guidance

    Each PPO should be allocated to one of the seven categories above (labelled A to G) to show where they are in the process on the last day of the reporting period. Those PPOs who have been removed from the list during the reporting period should be recorded in category H. In some cases, more than one of the categories may apply: for example, a PPO may be under

    active supervision in the community and subject to enforcement proceedings. Where this is the case, the PPO should be allocated to the highest priority category. The categories are listed in ascending priority order so, in the example above, the PPO should be allocated to category F („Subject to enforcement proceedings‟) rather than E („Under active supervision in the community‟). Please count this measure for the reporting period stipulated above.

Specific counting rules by sub measures shown below:

    A: This is when an individual has been identified by the CDRP as being a PPO. They are being basically monitored by the police, but with no intervention programme or proactive targeting taking place.

    B: This is when an individual is undergoing a voluntary intervention in the community, but it is not governed by court powers. It includes those who are undergoing a structured programme with the aim of addressing the causes of their offending. Examples of a voluntary intervention include drug treatment or a vocational training course.

    C: This is when the police are actively targeting the individual with the primary objective of getting that individual into the Criminal Justice System (CJS), so that control can be exerted over them.

    D: This category captures those individuals who are being processed through the criminal justice system, from arrest to sentence. It therefore includes any individual who is on police bail pending charge, final warning or caution; charged and facing prosecution; on trial; or convicted and awaiting sentence (unless they are remanded in custody).

    E: This is when an individual has been given a community order or a sentence by the court. It can also include a period of supervision post custody whether on licence or the community phase of a Detention and Training Order [DTO]. An individual who is subject to an Anti-Social Behaviour Order [ASBO] should be included in this category.

    F4: This measure refers to all PPOs who are detained in secured hospitals either from court, prison or the community during the reporting period.

G/G1: This is when an individual is serving a custodial sentence i.e. having received a

    sentence from the court. This can be within a Prison or Young Offenders Institution (YOI), Secure Training Centre (STC), or Local Authority Secure Children's Home (LASCH).

    G2: Individuals who have not been convicted or sentenced but are being held in secure accommodation pending their trial, during their trial or while awaiting sentence.

Measure 1 Criteria for de-selection

H Number of PPOs removed from the PPO list for the given quarter*

    Number of offenders who have been removed because they have H1 stopped offending (or fallen below the selection criteria threshold)

    Number of offenders who been removed because they have moved to H2 another area

    Number of offenders who have been removed because a more prolific H3 offender has come into the area

    Number of offenders who have been removed because another offender in H4 the area has become a greater priority

    Number of offenders who have removed because they have become H5 “high risk of harm” individuals and placed exclusively under MAPPA

    Number of offenders who have been removed because they have H6 received a significant custodial sentence (5 years or longer)

    Number of offenders who have been removed because they have received H7 an indeterminate sentence.

    Number of offenders who have been removed because they have H8 become seriously ill or have died

* This is the sum of measures 1-H1 to H8

    Counting Rules and Guidance

    Each PPO who has been removed from the scheme during the reporting period should be allocated to one of the categories H1 to H8 above.

Specific counting rules by sub measures shown below:

    H1: A PPO who has not been arrested or been the subject of an intelligence report for 12 months or who appears to represent a reduced risk to the community because they have made sufficient progress on their rehabilitative programme.

    H2: A PPO has moved to another area and the PPO scheme in the receiving area has been informed. The presumption will be that the new area will add this offender onto their PPO scheme and review their status in accordance with their normal procedures.

    H3/H4: In exceptional circumstances, a PPO may be removed due to capacity problems with local agencies. If a local scheme does not have the capacity to deal with an additional PPO then they should prioritise the newcomer who has the more prolific offending pattern.

    H5: If an identified PPO commits a further offence that represents a high risk of harm and they therefore become subject to local Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) then they should become MAPPA offenders and be removed from the PPO list. However, this does not preclude an individual from also remaining as a PPO and each case should be considered on its merits and after discussion between the MAPPA Panel and the PPO scheme.

    H6: Home Office criteria for removing PPOs from schemes states that all PPOs sentenced to custodial sentences of less than 5 years should remain on the PPO scheme.

    H7: This refers to all cases where the crown court has sentenced a PPO to a life sentence or Indeterminate Public Protection (IPP).

    H8: PPOs who are incapacitated for the foreseeable future due to ill health should be removed from the list.

    Measure 2 The number of PPOs known to the Prison Service where the home BCU is responsible for managing the offender on release was notified 28 days or more prior to the date of release during this reporting period

No PPOs were released from prison during this reporting period

Number of PPOs known to the Prison Service for whom the BCU responsible for managing the offender was notified less than 28 days prior to release

Number of PPOs known to the Prison Service for whom the BCU responsible for managing the offender was notified 28 days or more prior to release

Counting Rules and Guidance

    This measures whether the BCU receives timely notification from the prison service of a PPO‟s release from custody

    ; Days are measured as calendar days.

    ; Count any PPOs who have been released from Prison Service establishments

    including those serving less than 12 months or more, Secure Training Centres, or

    Local Authority Secure Children‟s Home for juvenile offenders (every young person

    should have a single point of contact with theYOT)

    ; Exclude PPOs subject to Home Detention Curfew or a ECL (End of Custody Licence)

    release scheme

    ; If an offender has been released more than once during reporting period, then

    schemes should report each release occasion in their total count

    ; This measure counts all statutory and non-statutory offenders.

    Measure 3 To measure the number of OASys assessment with sentence plan completion and, for completed assessments, the numbers of PPOs identified with a need relating to accommodation status/suitability and/or an alcohol problem during the reporting period

     If no offenders have been assessed using the OASys tool during the reporting period tick this box and go to measure 4

Counting Rules and Guidance

    This measure (3, 3a, 3b, 3c) only applies to those PPOs aged 18 or over and who have been assessed using OASys. This measure does not count those assessed on the ASSET system. OASys assessments should be completed within 5 working days from: 1. Date of sentence for new community sentences, and

    2. Date of release from custody

    Measure 3a Completion rate of the initial OASys assessment and sentence plan of the offender released into the community on licence or under a community sentence from the court within 5 days during the reporting period

     Total number of OASys assessments completed in the current reporting period

As a result of these assessments:

     The number of PPOs for whom a sentence plan has been completed within 5 working days of sentence or release

     The number of PPOs for whom a sentence plan took more than 5 working days to complete of sentence or release

    Measure 3b Number of PPOs who have accommodation that is judged suitable to their needs during the reporting period

    In the At point of discharge

    community from custody

     Number of PPOs with permanent independent housing

Number in Bail/Probation Hostel

Number in supported housing

     Number in transient/short-term accommodation

Number with no fixed abode

Number where no information is available

Counting Rules and Guidance

    The definitions of the sub measures above refer to those outlined in the OASys manual section on housing needs assessment. It is possible some cases can be classified as no fixed abode and still be classed as suitable for example a person from the traveller

    community may be classed as NFA but suitable under this measure.

    Point of discharge from custody stated above refers to the day of actual release.

    Measure 3c Number of PPOs who have accommodation that is judged unsuitable to their needs during the reporting period

    In the At point of discharge

    community from custody

     Number of PPOs with permanent independent housing

Number in Bail/Probation Hostel

     Number in supported housing

     Number in transient/short-term accommodation

Number with no fixed abode

Number where no information is available

Counting Rules and Guidance for 3c

The definitions of the sub measures above refer to those outlined in the OASys manual

    section on housing needs assessment.

    Point of discharge from custody stated above refers to the day of actual release.

    Measure 3d Number of PPOs in community or custody assessed as having an alcohol problem during the reporting period

Numbers in the community

Numbers at point of discharge from custody

Counting Rules and Guidance for 3d

    The identification of alcohol problems is outlined in the OASys manual, section 9.

    Measure 4 Number of PPOs who breached their community sentence where the information was laid before a court within 10 working days in the reporting period.

     If no breaches for community sentences were recorded in the 4 reporting period tick this box and continue to measure 5

    Number of PPOs who breached their community sentence and the 4a information was laid before a court within 10 working days

    Number of PPOs who breached their community sentence and the

    4b information was laid before a court after more than 10 working

    days

    Of those in 4b the number where the information was not laid before 4c a court at all

Counting Rules and Guidance

    'Breach' is defined as those PPOs who have been found by the courts not to have complied with their community sentence.

    Enforcement procedures are outlined in probation circular PC 15/2005, which explains the Probation National Standards requirements for contact. This should include all breaches of community orders and sentences that PPOs are subject to, including tagging.

    The 10 working days period commences from the date a decision is made to return the PPO to court for breach proceedings.

    This measure only applies to those PPOs aged 18 or over and those aged 16 and 17 who are on adult orders

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