What is included under this priority
Areas of work include:
- preventing offending and inter-generational offending
- preventing reoffending
Prevention and early intervention initiatives
Prevention and early intervention initiatives can have an impact on diverting individuals away from offending in the first place. Targeted and desistance-based interventions are also required to rehabilitate individuals effectively and reduce reoffending. The Criminal Justice System needs to be effective in turning lives around and stopping people reoffending through support rather than punishment.
This will help reduce crime, reduce the number of victims and make our communities safer. Where those people who are harmed by crime or conflict choose to, then a restorative approach can bring the harmed and the harmer together in a number of ways, enabling everyone affected by the incident to play a part in repairing the damage and finding a positive way forward.
Find out more about plans to reduce reoffending on the Durham Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner website.