Contracted services

Some services have never been provided directly by the Department and have always been procured. In addition, the Department has renewed and renegotiated a number of contracts for areas of work that were outsourced prior to the creation of the Ministry of Justice. At any one time there are over one hundred procurement projects underway. Some examples of major procurement projects undertaken by the department include but are not limited the following:


Contracted services overview

Electronic monitoring

At March 2019 (source).

BASS referrals by type

At March 2019 (source).


BASS referrals by organisation

Prisons

86%

Courts

9%

At March 2019 (source). Percentages are rounded so may not sum to 100%. CRCs: 3%. Young Offender Institutes (YOIs): 1%.


Electronic monitoring was introduced in 1999 to support the police, courts, prisons and wider justice system in England and Wales.

It is a way of remotely monitoring and recording information on an individual’s whereabouts or movements, using an electronic tag which is normally fitted to a subject’s ankle. The tag transmits this information, via a base unit installed in a subject’s residence, to a monitoring centre where it is processed and recorded in case management systems. Staff in the monitoring centre review this information to see whether an individual is complying with the conditions of their curfew or other electronically monitored requirement. Where a subject is not complying, the electronic monitoring provider either acts on this information themselves or provides it to the relevant authority to take the necessary enforcement action.

The figures for 31 March 2019 include details of those on location monitoring tags, which were introduced in November 2018.

Electronic monitoring caseload

10,772

31 Mar 2019

Bail

2,572

31 Mar 2019

Court sentence

4,835

31 Mar 2019

Post release

3,093

31 Mar 2019

Immigration

233

31 Mar 2019

Specials

39

31 Mar 2019


Electronic Monitoring Service Performance of service level measures – national performance.

Note performance relates to the service delivery of radio frequency tags only. It does not include the delivery of the GPS service.


Bail Accommodation and Support Services (BASS) provide accommodation to offenders from courts, offenders from custody and offenders referred by Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs). These offenders are placed in BASS-owned properties when they do not have a permanent place to live.

All referrals

4,522

2018-19

Bail

716

2018-19

Home detention curfew

3,533

2018-19