Reducing offending in Lincolnshire is fundamental to our local communities and generates significant benefits because:
- Appropriate diversion away from the criminal justice system is recognised as a viable option in creating safer communities and fewer victims
- Effectively tackling offending reduces pressures on the resources of all of the key agencies working within the Safer Lincolnshire Partnership and wider health services
- Improving the life chances of individuals must be our aspiration, but in doing so where offending impacts upon children and families, we create improved outcomes for children and start to break the inter-generational cycle of offending
Around half of all crime is committed by people who have already been through the Criminal Justice System.
The purpose of the Reducing Reoffending Core Priority Group is to coordinate agencies in Lincolnshire to deliver the Safer Lincolnshire Partnership’s Strategy to reduce reoffending. This group meets on a quarterly basis and reports to the Safer Lincolnshire Partnership’s Strategic Board.