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Delivering better housing and employment outcomes for offenders on probation

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Publication details

DatePublished - 2009
Number of pages86
PublisherDepartment for Work and Pensions/Ministry of Justice
Place of PublicationLondon
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Print)9781847126481

Publication series

NameDepartment For Work and Pensions Research Reports
PublisherDepartment for Work and Pensions


The research was focused on the delivery of Public Service Agreement 16 (PSA
16) for offenders. There is research evidence that when offenders are in settled
and suitable accommodation and are in paid work they are significantly less
likely to reoffend and PSA 16 is designed to deliver better accommodation
and employment outcomes. The research was particularly focused on
understanding the extent to which information sharing, including the role of
the data protection legislation, influenced the delivery of accommodation and
employment outcomes. The research involved interviews and focus groups with
95 service providers in six probation areas and a national conference with 97
participants from central government and local agencies. Interviews and focus
groups were also conducted with 37 offenders.

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