Integrated Offender Management

Integrated Offender Management meeting taking place

Integrated Offender Management (IOM) is the term we use to describe a multi-agency approach to tackling persistent offenders who commit a lot of crime, causing damage and nuisance to communities.   

The approach recognises that repeat offenders have multiple problems which contribute to their offending which cannot be addressed by a single agency.  Agencies involved in IOM include probation, police, local authorities, drugs and alcohol services and health providers. 

Under IOM we also seek to work with offenders who have been released from prison.  These offenders often pose a high risk of offending because they will usually require support to get their lives back on track and address issues which contribute to their criminal lifestyle such as drug and alcohol addiction, homelessness, unemployment, health problems and access to state benefits.

How does IOM work?

Offenders who are part of the IOM scheme will be allocated an offender manager, either a probation officer or a police officer for cases who have been released from prison without probation supervision. Since February 1 2015, all prisoners sentanced to custody will be supervised by either the NPS or CRC for a period of 12 months after their release.

We then work to:

  • Limit offenders’ criminal activity through the sharing of information and robust oversight by police.

  • Work to address the issues which contribute to their offending, involving other agencies where required.