The single Integrated Offender Management Scheme across Cleveland involves the creation of a central hub in 2014 .
Staff are co-located to create a consistent and targeted approach to supporting and managing prolific offenders.
The hub aims to support offenders in breaking the cycle of offending and managing their risk to public safety. The IOM prison officer plays a vital role in enhancing information sharing and better identification of offender pathways in addressing criminogenic needs.
The IOM Prison Officer is also a trained Restorative Justice Facilitator and in conjunction with the RJ co-ordinator delivers restorative outcomes within a custodial environment.
It is proposed that the PCC grant funds HM Prison Service to continue with current arrangement of having a dedicated prison officer – located within the hub. The cost of this service provision is £41,092 per annum for 2 years from 1st April 2017 until 31st March 2019.
The governance arrangement for this service will be managed through the Cleveland Reducing Reoffending Group. Updates will be provided to the Cleveland and Durham Criminal Justice Board.