The key performance indicators listed in the table as follows are currently used to monitor drug treatment performance. Research indicates that prison drug treatment, with effective follow-up in the community, can reduce the level of reoffending by at least 10 per cent.
|Key performance indicators||2005-06||2006-07||2007-08|
|Number of prisoners entering clinical services (Detoxification/Maintenance)||27,000||27,500||27,500|
|Number of prisoners undergoing initial assessment(1)||61,400||61,400||61,400|
|Percentage of prisoners completing treatment programmes they have started||65||65||65|
|Random Mandatory Drug Testing (MDT) positive rate||(2)—||(2)—||(2)—|
|(1) Through CARATs (counselling, assessment, referral, advice and throughcare services) or YPSMS (young persons substance misuse service). |
(2) Improve on previous year.