Home Office Police Innovation Fund - Gripping the Offender

Reference code: 
DMPCD 2015 57
Date signed: 
27 August 2015
Authorisation name: 
Stephen Greenhalgh (past staff), Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime

Executive summary

MOPAC successfully applied to the Home Office Innovation Fund and received a total of £1.4m over two years, matched with £1.6m of cross partner funding, to design, test and evaluate an approach that creates an enhanced whole system response to those offenders causing the most harm to communities and the greatest demand on the broader criminal justice system.
This programme of work will support the delivery of the Police and Crime Plan that sets out the ambition for an effective criminal justice system in London, focused on swift and sure justice and reducing reoffending.

Recommendation

The DMPC is asked to:
• Approve £1.4m against a total budget of £3m to deliver this pilot programme of work in the North and East London Local Justice Areas delivering key enhancements as set out in sections 2.2 – 2.10
• Delegate authority for future decisions on this pilot, and authority to sign any individual grant or contract agreements relating to the work, to the Chief Operating Officer, providing there are no substantial changes.

Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)

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