Location: Peterborough, United Kingdom
Date outcome contract signed (launch date): 2010
Duration: 84 months
Capital raised: total investment amount committed: £5,000,000
Intermediary or advisor(s): Social Finance
Policy area: Criminal justice
Outcome payers: Ministry of Justice (Central government), The National Lottery Community Fund
Service Provider(s): St. Giles Trust (charity number: 801355), Ormiston Children and Families Trust (charity number: 1015716), YMCA (charity number: 212810), SOVA (charity number: 1073877)
Investor(s): Barrow Cadbury Charitable Trust, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Friends Provident Foundation, The Henry Smith Charity, Johansson Family Foundation, Lankelly Chase Foundation, The Monument Trust, Panaphur Charitable Trust, The Tudor Trust, Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Advisor: Social Finance
Impact bond structure: Managed
Target population: Adult males (aged 18 or over) who received custodial sentences of less than 12 months and who had been discharged from HMP Peterborough
Size of cohort: 1802
Outcome validation method: Quasi-experimental
The Peterborough SIB is intended to reduce the reconviction rates of short-sentence male prisoners leaving HMP Peterborough. The One Service contracted four organisations, St. Giles Trust, Ormiston Children and Families Trust, YMCA and SOVA, to deliver its core activities. St. Giles Trust and Ormiston Children and Families Trust focus on the immediate needs of an o ender and his family before and after he is released from prison. These needs include accommodation, medical services, family support, employment and training, bene ts and nancial advice.Participants voluntarily refer themselves into 'The One Service'. St Giles Trust workers interviewed offenders to assess their needs. supported offenders before release, at the point of release, and into the community. The Ormiston Children and Families Trust supported offender's children and families in that time. SOVA and YMCA provided longer-term, lower-intensity support.
Black box approach: Social Finance were to be accountable for the reoffending rates of offenders subject to the intervention they prescribed, but the intervention was not specified by the Ministry of Justice.
Reduced reoffending (1)
Reduced reoffending (2)
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