Intensive Community Order Evaluation (ICO)

PERU have been commissioned by the Police and Crime Commissioner to evaluate the Greater Manchester Intensive Community Order (ICO) Programme. The ICO programme is part of the GM Transforming Justice and Public Service Reform (PSR) programmes, and offers an intensive community disposal as an alternative to short custodial sentences. The programme, based on the Intensive Alternatives to Custody (IAC) and has been operating across all of Greater Manchester since June 2014. The key elements of the programme are;

  • Offender Management
  • Family Support
  • Offender Transport & Compliance
  • Learning, Skills and Employment (LSE) Support

PERU will undertake implementation and impact evaluations of the overall programme and monitor programme intermediate and final outcomes including reconviction.

What are the timescales?

2014-2017

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