Working as part of the Manchester Integrated Offender Management Team since 2013, CLI have proudly evidenced how effective mentoring can sit alongside and complement enforcement led partners. Manchester Integrated Offender Management is delivered in partnership with Greater Manchester Police, National Probation Service, Cheshire and Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company and the Manchester City Council Community Safety Partnership. Those individuals we mentor need intensive supervision by Police and Probation and have complex needs. Together we can provide the support to those people who have reached a point of change in their life whilst making sure our communities remain safe.
Long term, quality, collaborative relationships coupled with a belief in people’s ability to change, when given the opportunity and support to do so, is the key to success of this IOM project. An independent evaluation by the Manchester Metropolitan University demonstrates how the CLI approach works in action: