Integrated Offender Management (IOM) - Targeting Prolific
Offenders to Break their Cycle of Crime
Most crime in a community is carried out by a small number of
prolific offenders. IOM brings together
organisations from the public, private and voluntary and community
sector to tackle prolific offenders through intensive programmes
combining rehabilitation and enforcement.
IOM is a multi-agency team with co-located
partners including Bedfordshire Police, Bedfordshire Probation, WDP
Drug Workers, local authority funded accommodation workers and
The IOM team works with
offenders at high risk of re-offending to support changes in
offender behaviour and remove issues which influence offending.
That support can range from assistance in finding
accommodation, obtaining training and employment, right through to
anger management and treatment for substance misuse. If
offenders commit further crimes, they will be swiftly caught
and brought to justice.
Without help to break the cycle of crime many
offenders spend large parts of their lives revolving around the
criminal justice system. Causing harm to themselves, their families
and the communities they live in as well as costing the taxpayer
huge amounts of money.