Decision Log 034/2021 – Reducing Reoffending Fund (RRF) Applications July 2021

Decision Log 034/2021 – Reducing Reoffending Fund (RRF) Applications July 2021

Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey – Decision Making Record

Report Title: Reducing Reoffending Fund (RRF) Application July 2021

Decision number: 034/2021      

Author and Job Role: Craig Jones – Policy & Commissioning Lead for CJ

Protective Marking:                   OFFICIAL

Executive Summary:

For 2021/22 the Police and Crime Commissioner has made available £270,000 of funding to reduce reoffending in Surrey.

Background

In July 2021 the following organisation submitted a new application to the RRF for consideration:

Transform HousingSurrey OPCC & Probation supported housingsum requested £44,968

The accommodation provides secure and supportive housing in which clients are encouraged to recognise the triggers behind their previous offending, to make changes to reduce the risk of re-offending in the future and to build a life away from crime.
Each client they support has a named Transform keyworker who meets them at least weekly and develops in partnership with the individual an individualised person-centred support plan. Through keywork and the support plan each client is helped to gain greater insight into what changes they need to make to reduce their risk of re-offending and what support they need to achieve their goals and aspirations.

Recommendation:

That the Police & Crime Commissioner awards the amounts requested to the above-mentioned organisation totalling £44,968 (£24,000 already committed by the Probation Service)

Police and Crime Commissioner Approval

I approve the recommendation(s):

Signature: Lisa Townsend (wet signature copy available in OPCC)

Date: 19th August 2021

All decisions must be added to the decision register.

Areas of consideration

Consultation

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.

Financial implications

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

Legal advice is taken on an application by application basis.

Risks

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.

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