The OMI2 programme started in September 2009. Over a three year period we visited all NOMS areas and Probation Trusts. Our primary purpose was to assess the quality of offender management, both in custody and the community, against HMI Probation’s published criteria. We assessed the quality of work in relation to assessment, interventions and outcomes by examining a selected sample of cases. The team of inspectors and assessors included staff from the Probation Trust itself, who had been trained as ‘Local Assessors’. After reading each case, we conducted an interview with the offender manager. The inspection of cases was the primary source of evidence for OMI2.

The link below provides good practice examples from all OMI2 reports published.

Good Practice Examples (PDF, 611.63 kB)