Reducing Offending in Partnership (ROP), a Northern Ireland wide approach to managing priority or prolific offenders.
The partnership between the Probation Board for Northern Ireland, the Police Service of Northern Ireland, the Northern Ireland Prison Service and the Youth Justice Agency aims to tackle prolific offenders who commit crime such as robberies, burglaries or thefts and who impact most upon the community.
There are three main strands to Reducing Offending Partnership;
- Prevent and Deter
- Catch and Control
- Rehabilitate and Resettle
Reducing Offending in Partnership has over 58 stakeholders, both statutory and non-statutory.
Across Northern Ireland nine Reducing Offending Units deal with approximately 400 offenders.
Reducing Offending Units make over 2,000 arrests per year in relation to those who continue to offend. The programme also offers offenders the opportunity to stop offending and enter into rehabilitation both in Prison and the community.