To reduce re-offending, West Yorkshire Police Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, asked the people who commit crime. Utilizing and valuing their experience, West Yorkshire PCC commissioned User Voice to ask service users what it takes to reduce crime in West Yorkshire.
We asked over 300 people in prison and on probation what they thought. Homelessness, mental health, education and addiction: these cause people to offend.
Armed with this information, West Yorkshire PCC have developed a reducing re-offending strategy that targets the causes of crime.