Our Work

The projects which make up the IOM Cymru programme of work align with the shared priorities of partners as identified in the ‘Wales Reducing Reoffending Strategy 2014-2016’ and the ‘Framework to support positive change in those at risk of offending 2018-2023’.

Please click on the links below to learn more about these areas of work.

  • High Risk of Reoffending

    The initial focus of the IOM Cymru partnership involved the development of multi-agency local delivery schemes across Wales, which have allowed partners to work together to manage some of the most challenging and persistent offenders causing harm to local communities.

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  • SToMP

    Supporting Transition of Military Personnel (SToMP) was funded to design and deliver a whole system approach, coordinating a consistent service for ex-Armed Services Personnel (ASP) across Wales from police call out, through custody suites, court, probation, prison and resettlement into the community, which identifies ex-ASP and signposts them to specialist support services in order to meet individual needs.

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  • Women’s Pathfinder

    The Women’s Pathfinder initiative was established in 2013, led by HMPPS in Wales and the four Police and Crime Commissioners and Police Forces in Wales, with support from Welsh Government and a wide range of other partners, including female-focused third sector agencies including Newport Women’s Aid, Safer Wales, North Wales Women’s Centre, Include and Gwalia.

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  • WISDOM

    Wales Integrated Serious and Dangerous Offender Management (WISDOM)

    WISDOM is financed by the Police Transformation Fund, which supports projects aimed at transforming policing. It facilitates innovative projects which seek to develop and test new tactics and capabilities aimed at addressing the changing nature of crime and demand on police and partner organisations.

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  • BAME

    Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic

    This is a collaborative project, bringing together key agencies with the aim of improving relationships between Criminal Justice System agencies and BAME offenders in order to encourage reform and increase trust in the system. It will improve support for BAME offenders in the community, particularly with young offenders and care leavers; and ensure the needs of BAME offenders are recognised, understood and met at all stages of the criminal justice process.

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  • Domestic Abuse Perpetrators

    This project will inform a shared understanding of ‘what works’ in reducing reoffending in Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (VAWDASV) perpetrators, identifying services currently provided and informing areas for further development. It will champion the development of minimum standards for VAWDASV perpetrator services and consider the role of preventative and early intervention approaches to reduce risk.

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  • Reportable Incidents

    The Reportable Incidents model has been developed to support enhanced risk management decisions through the regular sharing of key information between partners involved in offender management work.

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  • Offender's Families

    The purpose of this project is to develop and enhance systems to ensure those in prison are able to maintain the key relationships that will support and improve their rehabilitation; to provide appropriate support to those affected by having a family member in prison and to reduce the adverse impact that can be experienced by offender families both at the time of imprisonment and beyond. It will explore routes in which positive and appropriate support to the offender and to the family of the offender can be provided.

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  • Young Adults and Care Leavers

    In order to improve outcomes and reduce offending for care leavers this workstream aims to bring together key agencies to improve the identification and recording of young adults and care leavers at all stages of the Criminal Justice System, increase the collective understanding of this group, and identify provision for appropriate interventions and support.

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