Ministry of Justice written question – answered at on 11 September 2023.

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Photo of Matt Vickers Matt Vickers Conservative, Stockton South

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to allocate sufficient resources to the prevention of repeat offences.

Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

This Government is tackling the causes of reoffending to keep our communities safe. Between 2010/11 and 2020/21, the overall proven reoffending rate has decreased from 31.6% to 24.4%.

We know that by helping offenders into skills training, work, and stable accommodation we can significantly reduce their likelihood of reoffending. Over the 3-year Spending Review, we are therefore investing in a range of interventions, including delivering our temporary accommodation service so that prison-leavers have a stable base on release, building stronger links with employers and offering more offenders the chance to work in prison and on release.

We are also delivering probation Commissioned Rehabilitative Services which provide offenders with tailored, community-based support to address areas of need associated with reoffending.

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