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What Works in Local Commissioning (Archived)

This report summarises four pieces of research commissioned by Clinks to establish how a variety of services are commissioned for those leaving prison and serving sentences in the community. In order to give a ‘360’ degree view of the issues identified, each service is illustrated by case studies, giving perspectives from staff delivering the services, users of each service and those who commission the offender.

The first is based on research into services provided by Adfam to support people affected by family members’ drug use and crime.

The second illustrates services for people with a dual diagnosis of mental health problems along with drug or alcohol dependency. This research was done by the Revolving Doors Agency.

The third looks at how a variety of housing services are commissioned for prison leavers. This research was carried out by Homeless Link.

The fourth examines training and employment opportunities, with a focus on young Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) offenders. This was carried out by Race on The Agenda (ROTA), in partnership with Independent Academic Research Studies (IARS).

Published: 2009