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Reoffenders: Alternatives to Prosecution

Justice written question – answered on 14th December 2011.

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Photo of Zac Goldsmith Zac Goldsmith Conservative, Richmond Park

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of offenders who have completed intensive alternative to custody pilots subsequently re-offended in the latest period for which figures are available.

Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice) (Prisons and Probation)

The MOJ is currently looking at the feasibility of conducting an outcome evaluation of the IAC pilots which would compare reoffending rates for IAC offenders with reoffending rates for similar offenders receiving custodial sentences of less than 12 months.

In July 2011, the MOJ published a short report with the main findings from a range of research exploring the learning from the Intensive Alternatives to Custody (IAC) pilot schemes.

The process evaluations covering the seven IAC pilot sites are currently being concluded and will be published in due course.

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