Integrated Offender Management

IOM lead headers - national perspective

The Home Office and Ministry of Justice IOM guidance document (March 2010) states that there has been a growing need to look at how resources can be most efficiently used within the criminal justice system.

A key driver for IOM has been to examine the case for more investment in community-based approaches for offenders, as an alternative to the revolving door of short term custody.

The guidance also suggests that integrated working can be especially effective in preventing serious acquisitive and violent crimes by identifying and managing offenders deemed high risk of offending.