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Engaging People, Protecting Communities:. DCI Mabs Hussain (West Yorkshire Police) HMP Governor Andy Johnson (Prison Service Strategic Lead). Why work together: criminal justice & health. Crime has both direct and indirect effects on health: Direct – through violence, injury, rape

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engaging people protecting communities

Engaging People, Protecting Communities:

DCI Mabs Hussain

(West Yorkshire Police)

HMP Governor Andy Johnson

(Prison Service Strategic Lead)

why work together criminal justice health
Why work together: criminal justice & health

Crime has both direct and indirect effects on health:

  • Direct – through violence, injury, rape
  • Indirect – psychological consequences of injury, victimisation and isolation
  • As a determinant of illness
  • Reduce effectiveness of health systems – violence against staff
  • By preventable health burdens – alcohol related crime, drug dependency and motor vehicle accidents.
why work together criminal justice health1
Why work together: criminal justice & health
  • Strong correlation between poor health, high levels of crime and poverty.
  • Estimated that 15% of incidents dealt with by the police on a daily basis are mental health related.
  • Estimated that the NHS spends over £1 billion on treating the victims of crime each year.
why work together the police as a public health placement
Why work together: the police as a public health placement
  • Build partnerships – police, NHS, LA, VCS;
  • Bring a public health perspective and approach;
  • Bring public health skills;
  • Develop skills across the Public Health Curriculum;
  • Improve health and reduce health inequalities;
  • Tackle the wider determinants of health;
  • Reduce crime and reoffending
how have we been working together
How have we been working together?
  • Learning disabilities prevalence study
  • Section 136 – Mental Health Act
  • Custody health needs assessment
  • Appropriate adults
  • Missing persons with mental health problems
west yorkshire prison iom hub
West Yorkshire prison IOM hub
  • 2009 vision of Chief Constable and Director of Offender Management
    • Closer to home
    • Intelligence informs resettlement
  • Seconded Prison Governor
cultural change
Cultural Change

Turning the Tanker !!

Prison and police partnership.

why a prison hub
Why a prison hub?
  • Create a communication portal
  • Close the communication gap – Nominal disappearing act !!
  • Prioritisation of most prolific
  • Co-ordination of support services
  • Manage golden 24 hour period “Hands on”
who s in the prison hub
Who’s in the Prison Hub.
  • A Prison officer-linked in to offender management and security
  • IOM Police officers-linked into community IOM teams
  • Probation officers-managing under 12 month offenders
  • VCS-Housing experts
  • Police intelligence researchers
how does it work a new vision
How does it work - A New Vision
  • Significant nominals of concern are tracked through custody – Prison IT system
  • Intelligence and information relating to significant nominals is shared on admission and release.
  • Release plans for all nominals of concern including intelligence packs.
  • Bespoke intelligence packages include significant information on an offenders associates, Security information etc.
  • Enhanced Intelligence inform Offender Management/Security in custody.
recent developments
Recent Developments
  • A multi agency hub at HMP Wealstun focusing on longer term nominals of concern.
  • A West Yorkshire hub – Building on the HMP Leeds model. Linking, sharing information and forging relationships with any prison which houses PPO/IOM nominals who will return to West Yorkshire on release.
new territory and innovation
New Territory and Innovation
  • Prisons and Police in partnership – PbR.
  • Identification of aspiring nominals in custody.
  • Hubs at HMP New Hall and YOI Wetherby to close the communication gap in the juvenile and female prison estate.
  • A prison hub in each force in the region, linking the prison and police region.
  • Satellite tracking of nominals of concern.
west yorkshire lessons learnt the hard way
West Yorkshire: Lessons Learnt the Hard Way
  • Don’t underestimate the cultural differences.
  • Don’t underestimate the pace of change !