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Building VCS Involvement in IOM: Supplement 3 - Glossary of acronyms

Version: Tk/C/12/1.0

Author: Clinks

April 2012

Glossary of Acronyms1

 

 Acronym:  Full Name:
 AUR
 Automatic Unconditional Release
 BCST
 Basic Custody Screening Tool
 BAME
 Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic
 CARATs
 Counselling Assessment Referral Advice and Through-care Services
 CIC
 Community Interest Company
 CJA
 Criminal Justice Act
 CJS
 Criminal Justice System
 C-NOMIS
 Computerised National Offender Management Information System
 CPS
 Crown Prosecution Service
 CSO

 

 Civil Society Organisation

(alternative term for Voluntary & Community Sector organisation)

 CSP
 Community Safety Partnership
 CVA
 Croydon Voluntary Action
 CVS
 Council for Voluntary Service
 DOM
 Director of Offender Management
 DIP
 Drug Interventions Programme
 FDR
 Fast Delivery Report
 G4S 
           
 formerly Group 4 Securicor
 GAVCA
 Gloucestershire Association for Voluntary and Community Action
 HDC
 Home Detention Curfew
 HMPS 
           
 Her Majesty's Prison Service
 HOM/HOOM
 Head of Offender Management
 IOM
 Integrated Offender Management
 IPP
 Indeterminate Public Protection (sentence)
 KPI
 Key Performance Indicator
 KPT
 Key Performance Target
 LIDS
 Management Local Inmate Database System
 LOM
 Layered Offender Management
 LSDO

 

 Local Support & Development Organisation

(e.g. Council for Voluntary Service)

 MAPPA
 Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements
 MoJ
 Ministry of Justice
 NACRO 
           
 National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders
 NOMM
 National Offender Management Model
 NOMS
 National Offender Management Service
 OASys
 Offender Assessment System
 OCA
 Observation Classification Allocation
 OM
 Offender Manager/Management
 OMU
 Offender Management Unit
 OS
 Offender Supervisor
 PCC
 Police and Crime Commissioner
 PNOMIS
 Prisons National Offender Management Information System
 PO
 Probation Officer
 PO
 Principal Officer
 PSI
 Prison Service Instruction
 PPO
 Prolific and other Priority Offender
 PPU
 Public Protection Unit
 PPUD
 Electronic system for parole process - all indeterminate sentences
 PSO
 Probation Service Officer
 PSO
 Prison Service Order
 PSR
 Pre Sentence Report
 RJ
 Restorative Justice
 ROTL
 Release on Temporary Licence
 SE

 

 Social Enterprise

(a business with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are principally reinvested for that purpose)

 SFC  
 SMT
 Senior Management Team
 SO
 Senior Officer
 SPO
 Senior Probation Officer
 SOTP
 Sex Offender Treatment Programme
 TS

 

 Third Sector

(alternative term for Voluntary & Community Sector)

 VCS
 Voluntary and Community Sector
 VISOR
 Violent and Sex Offender Register
 YOI
 Young Offender Institution
 YOT
 Youth Offending Team

 


 

Footnote

1 Please note: This resource draws heavily on the practice learning from the evaluation of Building Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Involvement in Integrated Offender Management, undertaken by the Hallam Centre for Community Justice at Sheffield Hallam University: Kevin Wong, Caroline O’Keeffe, Linda Meadows, Joanna Davidson, Hayden Bird, Katherine Wilkinson & Paul Senior. 2012. Increasing the voluntary and community sector’s involvement in Integrated Offender Management. Online: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/science-research-statistics/research-statistics/crime-research/horr59/  [Last accessed 14/03/2012]