Reduction in crime and public protection cannot be achieved without partnership working between criminal justice agencies and local communities.

Wales Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) works in partnership with the National Probation Service (NPS), courts, police, prisons, local authorities, substance misuse action teams and housing and advice organisations and with many voluntary and charitable organisations.

All of these organisations contribute to putting in place plans, services and actions to ensure the victims and the community are protected from any risk posed by offenders living in the community and contribute to changing the behaviours of offenders so they do not reoffend.

Examples of our partnership working include:

Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA)

MAPPA protect the public, including previous victims of crime, from serious harm by sexual and violent offenders.

This requires police, probation, the prison service and other bodies dealing with offenders to work together in partnership to share information and to develop a joint risk management plan for dealing with such offenders.

Not all MAPPA offenders present an immediate risk of harm to others and in most cases the offender will be managed under ordinary arrangements, however, a number do require active multi-agency management.

Other agencies which could be involved include:

  • Children’s social care
  • Adult's social care
  • Youth offending teams
  • Health service providers
  • Local housing authorities
  • Registered social landlords who accommodate MAPPA offenders
  • Jobcentre Plus
  • Electronic monitoring providers
  • UK Border Agency

Integrated Offender Management (IOM)

IOM is a multi-agency approach to managing persistent offenders who commit a lot of crime, causing damage and nuisance to communities.

The approach recognises that repeat offenders have multiple problems which contribute to their offending which cannot be addressed by a single agency.

IOM Cymru spans across Wales CRC, police forces, community safety partnerships, Welsh Government, prisons and local health boards.

Women’s Pathfinder

The Pathfinder has been specially designed to meet the needs of women. It brings together existing services such as domestic abuse support, drug abuse agencies and housing in a way that makes best use of the services and steers women away from further offending.

The Diversion Scheme is designed to divert women away from the criminal justice system at arrest stage by giving them support for needs

For more information on working with us, please visit the Working Links website.