Reducing Reoffending Strategy
The West Yorkshire Reducing Reoffending Strategy which sets out a framework for reducing reoffending and crime over the next 2 years.
The launch of the strategy followed extensive consultation. Criminal justice partners, the third sector, service users and strategic leads are among those who have played a part in the creation of the document, which builds upon existing research and policy.
It is underpinned by a new Reducing Reoffending Board, which will continue to consult, contribute and help to promote key areas of this work.
Reducing reoffending is central to achieving the outcomes in my Police and Crime Plan and specifically the overall vision of keeping West Yorkshire safe and feeling safe.
This new strategy aims to increase partnership working and focus on particular areas where the biggest benefits will be achieved for our communities.
Examples of this approach include increased efforts on intervention particularly with young people and gang related issues. Also rehabilitation and resettlement of ex-offenders, tackling intergenerational crime as well as strengthening co-ordination of services across West Yorkshire are important to delivering successful outcomes.
Victims will always come first and the strategy is by no means looking to reduce punishment for offenders. Rather, it aims to offer appropriate support and encourage them to become contributing members of the community, which will ultimately result in less crime and fewer victims, which is what everyone wants to see.
Download the Reducing Reoffending Strategy
Download the Strategy at a Glance leaflet