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Crime: Offender Behaviour Programmes

Volume 707: debated on Monday 2 February 2009

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To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will promote offender behaviour programmes in the community and prisons in order to reduce re-offending. [HL867]

The National Offender Management Service will continue to provide information and advice to stakeholders about offender behaviour programmes. There is regular liaison between senior members of the judiciary and of the Ministry of Justice, including through the National Sentencer Probation Forum, which promotes communication between sentencers and offender managers and at which there is an open exchange of knowledge, views and experience of what is effective and practical in helping to reduce crime.

A lot of work is also undertaken at a local level where liaison can prove particularly effective.