Building a West Mercia Community Justice Sector *One step

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BUILDING A
WEST MERCIA
COMMUNITY JUSTICE
SECTOR
‘ONE STEP BEYOND’
Rob Smith YSS CEO
George Branch WMPT
AIMS OF THE DAY
Strategic direction of West Mercia Probation Trust and
Probation Trusts nationally
Introduction of the 1 Step Beyond concept
Highlight business needs of Telford Probation Local Delivery
Unit
Explore ideas for service design and innovative partnership
arrangements
To be in a position to invite partners to offer an expression
of interest for their design ideas.
YSS
 West Midlands regional charity supporting young people, adults and
families at risk of social exclusion in a wide range of settings
 Significant experience of delivering bespoke services to those at risk of
offending in partnership with Youth Offending Services, Probation Trusts,
NOMS, Police, MoJ, DWP and Local Authorities
 Originally established as a multi-agency project aimed at providing
community based interventions for young people at risk of being sent to
custody
YSS – STRATEGIC PARTNER ROLE WITH
WEST MERCIA PROBATION TRUST
 Delivering directly commissioned services by WMPT based against a
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business proposal where required
Commissioning services on behalf of WMPT to VCS organisations
Joint business development activity with WMPT and influencing of local
commissioning and policy
Developing the VCS capacity to deliver services that meet the needs of
offenders across the reducing re-offending pathways creating a ‘1 Step
Beyond’ Community Justice sector
Ensuring service user voice
WEST MERCIA PROBATION TRUST :
DELIVERING THROUGH CO-OPERATIVE ADVANTAGE
Where we want to be
- Hold the Budget,
grow the provision
Provision in Community
West Mercia Budget
UNDERLYING PRINCIPLES
 Public good, not public monopoly
 Not everything needs to be done by “us”
 Others have expertise
 Others have access to resources
 Others can add value
 “think global, act local” i.e. systemic change driven locally
Dependence – Probation lead agency
VCS dependent on funding risks distorting
aims
Independence – VCS are the experts,
alliances with private sector, bids for OM
work etc.
Interdependence – we all have a place at the
table, we hold money for the public good; it
needs to be brought together with wider
sector skills, experience, aims.
INTERDEPENDENCE
NOMS
VCS
Private
CIC
WMPT
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VCS
YSS
Private
private
Public
VCS
Local CJS sector
TRANSFORMING REHABILITATION
http://www.justice.gov.uk/news/
press-releases/moj/transformingrehabilitation-less-crime,-fewervictims,-safer-communities
NATIONAL OFFENDER MANAGEMENT
MINISTRY OF JUSTICE (MOJ)
Reserved Public Probation services
For
High Risk and Public Protection.
Court work, Pre sentence reports,
breaches and enforcement for all or
only high risk of harm?
Commissioned Services including
short sentenced prisoners.
14 geographic areas in UK.
Could be a prime sub contractor
model or partnership of ex
probation/ YSS/ Clarent/ Willowdene
and other partners
Or a Special Purpose Vehicle
THE 1 STEP BEYOND COMMISSIONING
MODEL FROM THE “BOTTOM UP”
 No ring fenced pot of cash or a developed specification to go to the ‘market’
 Identify the business needs of Probation first - invite innovate solutions from the VCS
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and other partners – multiple outcomes
‘Dragons den’ style meeting of stakeholders with the relevant VCS agency/agencies
involved
Identify initial resources to pilot an activity
Resources could be a wide mix of cash, seconded staff, contracts, income generation
activity, grants, equipment, office space, volunteers, matched funding, etc.
Agree a service specification and include in a standard contract template
Evaluation model built in at the start (action research) to use as a business case for
attracting resources, sustaining the service or scaling up investment from Probation
and/or other stakeholders
KEY FEATURES
 Access to strategic forums including LCJB partners, IOM strategy
groups, PCC
 Shared research and evidence base
 Redesign of services - Influence local commissioners and policy makers
 Joint business development activity with YSS and WMPT who have
access to the ‘target groups’ i.e.YSS Bradley Mental Health project
 Multiple income streams that are strategically aligned
 Enterprise/Commercial approach using activity to generate income
wherever possible
KEY FEATURES
 Access to strategic forums including LCJB partners, IOM strategy
groups, PCC
 Shared research and evidence base
 Redesign of services - Influence local commissioners and policy makers
 Joint business development activity with YSS and WMPT who have
access to the ‘target groups’ i.e.YSS Bradley Mental Health project
 Multiple income streams that are strategically aligned
 Enterprise/Commercial approach using activity to generate income
wherever possible
SUMMARY - A NEW PARADIGM
 A big claim
 WMPT – core Offender Management (Courts, Reports, Risk, Breach,
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Enforcement)
Community Justice Partners do majority of ‘Offender Supervision’
Bottom up commissioning arrangements
Joint business development activity & policy influencing
Building a virtual ‘networked community justice organisation’
Win/win/win - funding pots aligned, local priorities met, social
enterprises established,VCS capacity enhanced
HOW DO WE
MAKE IT HAPPEN
1. West Mercia
area wide event
6. Business
proposal
11. Scale up (if
appropriate)
new proposal
2.Local LDU
event s
7. 1 Step
Beyond
approval
3. Expression of
Interest
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Implementation
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Implementation
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4. SIFT
9.Monitoring
13. Review and
evaluate
5. Joint
development
meeting
10.Review and
evaluation: self
assessment ,
peer review,
research and
SROI
14. Recommission
SOME OF 1 STEP BEYOND
CURRENT PARTNERS :
YSS and West Mercia Probation Trust are already
working with :
ASHA
BES, Barrow Cadbury Trust
Bournville College, CRI, FPP, Clarent
ESG( Employment and Skills Group), Fry Housing
Lloyds TSB
PPDG( Pertemps People Development Group)
Shift Care Farm
The Fold CIC
Ubique
Willowdene and Rite social Enterprise
YMCA( Redditch and Worcester)
Women’s Aid
Willowdene
THE 7 PATHWAYS TO REDUCE REOFFENDING
 Accommodation and support
 Education , employment and training
 Health
 Drugs and Alcohol
 Finance , benefits and debt
 Children and families
 Attitudes , thinking and behaviour
CONTACT DETAILS
 [email protected] 07968 991124 – CEO YSS
 [email protected][email protected] 07792 749086 – Director of Operations and
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Development
[email protected] 07548 632123 – Operations Director
[email protected] 07989 304695 – Senior Operational Manager
[email protected] 01299 252304 -Executive P.A. and Business
Support
[email protected] 07974153798
www.yss.org.uk
www.clinks.org VCS Criminal Justice infrastructure organisation
www.westmerciaprobation.org.uk – Head Office 01562 748375

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