HC 1456 Home Affairs CommitteeWritten evidence submitted by London Criminal Justice Partnership

I am writing in response to your letter dated 31st October 2011.

I have made enquiries of the Daedalus programme director, Monica Sharma and it would appear that the figure of 19% was informal management information and not a formally calculated rate of re-offending. The figure was based upon anecdotal information monitored at the time and since then has varied from month to month, from 19% to 32% as the programme continued.

It would appear there has been a mis-understanding in the use of the figure. This 19% figure was not intended to be used publically or to be used as a formal rate of re-offending for the Daedalus programme and was intended to be used for the purposes of programme development only, particularly at the early stages of programme implementation.

The London Criminal Justice Partnership have commissioned Ipsos Mori to carry out a full reconviction analysis of the Daedalus programme in line with MoJ research standards. Formal findings are expected in spring 2012 and we will send the findings to you.

The informal monitoring information in relation to offending has now ceased to be collated as this could be misleading.

As per your request, I have attached the informal management information report for the Daedalus programme which was produced in the first year of the programme.

10 November 2011

Prepared 22nd December 2011