Source: (2004) London: Youth Justice Board for England and Wales. Downloaded 29 April 2005.

The Intensive Supervision and Surveillance Programme (ISSP) is the most robust community programme available for young offenders in England and Wales. It is targeted at persistent young offenders and those who have committed more serious offences, and can be used on young people on community sentences or on bail, or for those in the second part of a Detention and Training Order (DTO). ISSP is multi-modal, including a variety of components such as assessment, close monitoring, education and training, tracking (regular contact), tagging and restorative justice. It is also highly intensive, combining supervision with surveillance in an attempt to ensure programme completion, and to bring structure to young people’s lives. The goal is to ensure that the risks young offenders pose are managed, and that their needs are met and continually reassessed. (excerpt)


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