Thank you for supporting 10 years of Empowering-Communities

It was the year of the News of the World phone hacking scandal, the rebuilt Wembley Stadium opened to the public for the first time and Celebrity Big Brother was launched on Channel 4.  2007 was also the year that Empowering-Communities was founded by CEO Gary Pettengell, following a successful 20 year career involved in[…]

National 
E-CINS Forum and Working Groups Launched

Several schemes and users have identified the need for a National E-CINS Forum and I am now in the process of setting one up. I have listed some of the areas of business E-CINS is used to manage below. It therefore makes sense to have a number of working groups under the Forum umbrella. Each working group can[…]

Managing risks around offenders

Of the 750 serious acquisitive crimes, youth violence and gang offenders managed by Staffordshire’s Integrated Offender Management (IOM) scheme, around 35 per cent are in prison. This means communication is an essential part of the management of risk, and Staffordshire’s IOM team is now using E- CINS (Empowering Communities Inclusion and Neighbourhood Management System) to[…]

Speaker Summaries: Martin Steventon – Sergeant, Staffordshire Police with Richard Bell, Resettlement Officer – HMP Stafford

Martin Steventon – “As one of the Deputy Managers in the IOM programme we focus on serious inquisitive criminals. We’ve been using E-CINS for 2 years and now manage approx 720 serious criminals on the system.  On a daily basis all information that comes in from our police and partner systems is put on to E-CINS[…]

Speaker Summaries: Martin Steventon – Sergeant, Staffordshire Police with Richard Bell, Resettlement Officer – HMP Stafford

Martin Steventon – “As one of the Deputy Managers in the IOM programme we focus on serious inquisitive criminals. We’ve been using E-CINS for 2 years and now manage approx 720 serious criminals on the system.  On a daily basis all information that comes in from our police and partner systems is put on to E-CINS[…]

IOM Team shares information with Prisons

Issue: Stafford and Dovegate Prisons wanted to improve the information-flow and communication between themselves and Staffordshire’s IOM Team. Approach: Their usual process was to provide verbal updates over the telephone about IOM managed offenders but they wanted a more effective way to securely share and log information about the offenders and to also improve the[…]

Providing a Seamless Approach to Managing Offenders

Staffordshire’s IOM Programme uses E-CINS to case manage priority offenders across Staffordshire. In August this year Stafford Prison agreed to sign up to E-CINS so that it could be used to update the IOM Programme directly in relation to the offenders it had in custody that were subject of IOM supervision. The IOM Team already had[…]

Using E-CINS in the Prisons

Heather Ette from Empowering-Communities had an interview with HMP Stafford’s Resettlement Officer Richard Bell and Senior Officer John Wood. As you know there is a proven link between IOM and Troubled Families and the IOM vision always was for the IOM journey to continue in prison. As you will see from the interview below that vision is now[…]