This is an evidence based, coordinated approach to working with offenders whose crime cause the most harm in local communities. Local partners and organisations with specific areas of criminal justice expertise work together to tackle crime and reoffending. By focusing on some of the causes of crime and reoffending, an IOM approach help offenders to turn their lives around and improve public safety.
IOM is an effective approach to monitor, track and work with groups of offenders such as Gangs, Burglars, Robbers, Domestic Violence and Acquisitive Crimes introduced by the Home Office, Police, Prison and Probation Services and was promoted and accredited by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) in the UK. It is an overarching national framework which allows local criminal justice partner agencies to come together to ensure that offenders whose crimes cause the most damage and harm to local communities are managed in a co-ordinated way.
IOM can complement statutory and voluntary multi-agency partnership arrangements to help local partners work together to reduce crime and reoffending and to improve public confidence in the criminal justice system. More importantly, this approach tackles social exclusion of offenders and promotes and prepares for the successful re-integration of offenders back into local communities.
IOM offers a comprehensive guidance in clear and concise format to broad partnership approach in terms of who should do what and when. Over the past few years the IOM approach has benefited local criminal justice partners and organisations across the UK.