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  1. Making the links Dr Marcus Roberts Director of Policy and Membership, DrugScope

  2. MAKING THE LINKS: POLICING AND CRIME PREVENTION

  3. ‘The clue is in the name. These will be Police AND CRIME Commissioners … now is the time for local authorities and the voluntary, private and public sectors to begin considering how they can play their part as a critical partner to the PCC in cutting crime’ Nick Herbert, then Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice, 2011

  4. MAKING THE LINKS: DRUGS AND ALCOHOL

  5. The urban area of Norwich has a population of 194,839.

  6. Violence costs NHS £2.9 billion a year • Around half of violent offences are thought to be alcohol related (44% in 2010-11) • In around a fifth of violent crimes, the victims perceive the perpetrator as having been under the influence of drugs

  7. "Women experiencing domestic violence are up to fifteen times more likely to misuse alcohol and nine times more likely to misuse other drugs than women generally“ WOMEN’S AID

  8. MAKING THE LINKS: A PERIOD OF RADICAL CHANGE

  9. PCCs PLUS …. • Localism • NHS reform • Health and Wellbeing Boards • Public Health • Offender Health (NHS Commissioning Board) • Work programme • Transforming Rehabilitation • Payment by results ….

  10. A complex picture • DsPH and HWB in upper tier and unitary local authorities • 15 local Public Health England Centres • 27 local offender health teams • 41 (and London) Police and Crime Commissioners • Plus work programme, Transforming rehabilitation, Troubled Families

  11. IMF Public spending projections

  12. Community safety funding • Fall in community safety funding from 2010-11 to 2012-13 – 60% (Incorporation of DIP money from 2013-14) • Allocation of CSF for 2013-14 is £90m for 2013-14 (reduced from £123m in 2012-13) • CSF for Norfolk is £700,000

  13. MAKING THE LINKS: VCSE and PCCs

  14. We have the right relationships • We know what works • We provide value for money • We have strong community links • We involve local people in change • We represent people outside the mainstream • We understand what works with victims as well as offenders

  15. A (really big) example of effective partnership work

  16. DIP results Home Office figures for 2010-11 show that DIP: • helped manage over 62,000 offenders into drug treatment; • Led to 8,530 restrictions on bail requiring drug users to attend treatment; • Led to 667 DIP conditional cautions diverting people from the criminal justice system and into treatment; and • ensured that 9,647 short sentence prisoners were picked up on release and managed into treatment.

  17. Contact Details E-mail: marcusr@drugscope.org.uk Tel: 020 7520 7556 Website: www.drugscope.org.uk