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					                        Report to SLP Reducing Reoffending Board
    Report Title             Drug Testing Pilot Review
    Author                   Rachel Harper, DIP Strategic Manager
                             Simone Adan, Data Officer
    Date of meeting          Friday 27th May 2011



1     Purpose of Report

1.1 To update the DAAT Board on the outcomes of the Drug Testing Pilot for the months
    since its commencement on 1st November 2010.

2     Recommendations

2.1 For members to note the report.

2.2 For members to agree the planned actions to drive performance.

2.3 Lewisham DIP’s continued participation in the pilot.


3     Met Police Data Collection- Wk-1-13 (1st November 2010- 31st January 2011)

                             Trigger Arrests         456



               Drug Tests as PPOs                    15
               Normal
                             Drug worker not         108
                             available




                             Non-resident in         95
                             borough



               Pilot         Eligible                239

                             Suitable to Exclude   168
                              No evidence of
                                recent specified
                                Class A drug use
    LEWISHAM




                              Known intelligence
                                about arrestee
                              No known history of
                                drug use

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3.1    During the pilot the data shows that there were 108 occasions when a drug worker
       was not available. The below table shows a break down of these occasions:

                            Reasons for no Cover                  Total
                            Out hours Wkday ( 10pm-8am).
                            Wkends (Sat 4pm-8am Mon)                  102
                            Bank Holiday                                9
                            Should be Cover                             7
                            Early start cover (8.15am)                  1
                            Should be cover however Late
                            (9.45pm)                                    1
                                                                      120

3.2    It is envisaged that DIP will look to increase coverage at the Police Station to
       capture those clients missed.



4      Drug Test – Results

4.1    The drug test results outlined below are based on the Drug Test Recorder (DTR)
       which is maintained by the Custody Support Manager and submitted to the Home
       Office. It is noted there are some discrepancies between the weekly pilot data
       above and the drug tests undertaken on the DTR. For example, on occasions
       incorrect DAAT of residence is recorded on the DTR, so the DIP Data Officer goes
       through each entry at the Police Station to rectify this. This has been highlighted to
       the Custody Support Manager who has addressed these issues.

4.2    The following table is a breakdown of the drug test results according to who was
       included in the pilot and those who were not eligible (No Cover, PPO, OOB),
       1st November – 31st January 2011:

                                         Pilot        No
                                         Over-        Cover              Total      Total
                                 Pilot   turned       (BTR)   PPO    OOB Positive   Negative

 Week 1-13
 1st Nov - 31st Jan 2011         52      10           28      2      39     131     207

Source Data: Drug Test Recorder, DIP Police Log



4.3    The following chart compares the number of drug tests undertaken and results over
       the period from November 2009 – January 2011:




                                                  2
    180
    160
    140
    120
    100                                                                                       Positive
      80                                                                                      Negative
      60
      40
      20
       0
            Nov- D Jan- F Mar- Apr- M Jun- Jul- A                 S Oct- Nov- D Jan-
             09 ec- 10 eb- 10 10 ay- 10 10 ug-                   ep- 10 10 ec- 11
                 09     10          10          10               10           10

      Source Data: Drug Test Recorder



4.4        The above chart reveals a significant drop in the amount of negative drug tests,
           thus achieving one of the main purposes of the pilot. This has resulted in saving
           approximately £2,700. The chart also reveals reduction in the amount of positive
           tests in the period since August 2010 which follows a trend over the months of
           September and October. December saw a slight increase, whilst in January there
           was a slight decrease.


5          Clients taken onto caseload

5.1        The following table provides a breakdown of clients who were taken onto the DIP
           caseload from Lewisham Police Station, via the required assessment process and
           voluntary engagement, 1st November 2010 – 31st January 2011.

                                                                 Not Pilot
                     Wk 1-13                         Pilot                   Voluntary    Total
                                                                  (BTR)
 1st November 2010 - 31st January 2011         25            8               13          46

Source Data: Drug test Recorder, Mi-case



5.2        The above data does not include clients taken onto the DIP caseload via other
           referral pathways, i.e. prison referral, other DIP referral, self referral and other
           referral. Its purpose is to ascertain whether the pilot has had an impact on the
           numbers of clients taken onto the DIP caseload via Lewisham Police Station.

5.3        The following graph compares the number of clients taken on the DIP caseload via
           Lewisham Police Station from November 2009 – January 2011.




                                                 3
  50
  45
  40
  35
  30
                                                                                        Vol
  25
                                                                                        RA Taken onto caseload
  20
  15
  10
   5
   0
       Nov- D Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- D Jan-
        09 ec- 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 ec- 11
            09                                                       10

Source Data: Mi-case



5.4     The chart in 5.3 shows a reduction in the number of people being taken onto the
        DIP caseload that originated from Lewisham Police Station. It was expected that
        numbers would decease during the pilot as less arrestees were drug tested. In
        order to improve numbers taken onto the caseload, DIP staff are offering bus tickets
        for clients to attend their appointments and are taken to CRI open access straight
        after their FU assessment.

        Number
        tested
        positive                          DNA
        and RA to    Taken                Attended
        attend       onto    DNA IA       IA but DNA         In         Attended IA-FUA               Unfit
        (Pilot and   Casel   BTR          FUA          On    Custody/   does not want DIP     Data    to
        BTR)         oad     (Breached)   (Breached)   DRR   Remand     intervention          Error   assess   Total
WK 1         4          0         1            2         0       0               1              0        0        4
WK2          4          3         1            0         0       0               0              0        0        4
WK3          7          5         1            0         0       0               1              0        0        7
WK4          6          2         0            1         2       1               0              0        0        6
WK5          2          2         0            0         0       0               0              0        0        2
WK6          7          4         0            1         1       1               0              0        0        7
WK7          8          5         0            1         1       0               1              0        0        8
WK8          6          3         0            0         3       0               0              0        0        6
WK9          6          0         1            2         0       2               1              0        0        6
WK10        11          5         2            1         2       0               1              0        0       11
WK11        10          2         0            1         3       2               1              0        1       10
WK12         5          1         1            0         1       1               1              0        0        5
WK13         3          1         0            1         0       0               0              1        0        3
            79         33         7           10        13       7               7                       1       79
Source Data: DTR, mi-case




                                                        4
                                                                   Taken onto Caseload
                              Clients tested positive and
                                       RA results                  DNA IA BTR (Breached)

                                                                   DNA Attended IA but DNA
                                                                   FUA (Breached)
                     9%      1%
                            1%
                                                                   On DRR
           9%
                                                     42%
                                                                   In Custody/Remand


       16%                                                         Attended IA-FUA does not
                                                                   want DIP intervention
                    13%              9%                            Data Error

                                                                   Unfit to assess

Source Data: DTR, mi-case



6      Summary and Recommendations

6.1    The analysis of the three months of the pilot reveals a significant reduction in the
       amount of negative tests undertaken. In October 2010 being the most amount in
       that year.

6.2    The pilot has resulted in a 40% of all completed tests (118) with a positive result in
       November, 37% of 116 tests in December and 40% of 102 tests in January.

6.3    The pilot has had an impact on the number of clients taken onto the DIP caseload
       from Lewisham Police Station from October 2010 to January 2011, however,
       caseload trends are varied over the year therefore, this reduction can not entirely be
       attributed to the commencement of the pilot.

6.4    The pilot has received a positive response from both custody staff and DIP workers.
       Essential to the pilot is the good communication between Sergeants, DDO’s and
       DIP Workers.

6.5    It is recommended, that DIP continue to work in line with this model. In order to
       avoid any further reductions in positive tests and caseload numbers, discussion
       have been had with the police around:

              Consistency with the vetting process;
              Maintaining good communication particularly with new Sergeants/custody
               staff;
              DIP providing custody staff support in recognising the signs of drug use;
              DIP staff looking at improved methods of voluntary engagement.




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