Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey – Decision Making Record
Report Title: Reducing Reoffending Fund (RRF) Applications June 2021
Decision number: 032/2021
Author and Job Role: Craig Jones – Policy & Commissioning Lead for CJ
Protective Marking: OFFICIAL
For 2021/22 the Police and Crime Commissioner has made available £270,000 of funding to reduce reoffending in Surrey.
In June 2021 the following organisations submitted either a new application to the RRF for consideration or sought continuation of multi – year funding;
Circles South East – Surrey Reducing Sexual Harm Circles Project – sum requested £30,000
Circles South East (SE) is a leading provider of services that address the harm to society and individuals caused by sexual abuse. It is a Public Protection Charity whose purpose is, ‘To relieve the need and promote the rehabilitation, treatment, education and care of persons who have or are likely to commit offences, particularly sexual offences, against others, and the families of such persons and others affected by such offences’. Circles South East will provide tailored support networks( Circles) and a range of interventions programmes designed to support people who are at risk of abusing others and people who have been convicted of sexual offences in their recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration, recognising that each person has a unique set of personal circumstances and therefore will need a tailored response in order to progress.
The York Road Project – Criminal Justice Homeless Navigator – sum requested £40,000
The funding requested is to provide continuation to the Rough Sleeper Navigator service approved for 3 years funding in 2020. York Road Project has been using the funding to provide a high level of support to rough sleepers who have a history of offending.
The service includes accessing accommodation, reducing offending behaviour, access to mental health and substance misuse services (if appropriate), re-engaging with family, skills training, health and any other aspect which the client needs support with. It will also focus on the impact of the offending and look at restorative justice supporting the clients to make amends and understand how offences perceived as victimless, can affect the wider community.
That the Police & Crime Commissioner awards the amounts requested to the above mentioned organisations totalling £70,000
Police and Crime Commissioner Approval
I approve the recommendation(s):
Signature: wet signature copy available in OPCC
Date: 12th July 2021
All decisions must be added to the decision register.
Areas of consideration
Consultation has taken place with appropriate lead officers depending on the application. All applications have been asked to supply evidence of any consultation and community engagement.
All applications have been asked to confirm the organisation hold accurate financial information. They are also asked to include the total costs of the project with breakdown where the money will be spent; any additional funding secured or applied for and plans for on-going funding. The reducing Reoffending Fund Decision Panel/criminal Justice policy officer considers the financial risks and opportunities when looking at each application.
Legal advice is taken on an application by application basis.
The Reducing Reoffending Fund Decision Panel and policy officers consider any risks in the allocation of funding. It is also part of the process to consider when refusing an application the service delivery risks if appropriate.
Equality and diversity
Each application will be requested to supply appropriate equality and diversity information as part of the monitoring requirements. All applicants are expected to adhere to the Equality Act 2010
Risks to human rights
Each application will be requested to supply appropriate human rights information as part of the monitoring requirements. All applicants are expected to adhere to the Human Rights Act.