As well as physical harm, Gina experienced continuing emotional and mental distress as a result of the offence.Through a Probation Service Victim Liaison Officer, Gina was put in contact with an independent sector support organisation, who arranged for her to be offered counselling.The work of MAPPA operates according to national guidance and national standards.Gina was subjected to a serious sexual assault and the offender was arrested and charged.Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements, or MAPPA, are the means by which agencies in Derbyshire work together to best protect communities from the serious harm that some offenders may still present after being convicted of a crime.Established in England and Wales in 2001, the arrangements allow different organisations to share information about sexual, violent and other dangerous offenders, assessing and managing their risk of re-offending.
Gina was kept informed of the stages of sentence and consulted about conditions she would want to see included in a release licence.
Planning for the offenders' eventual release takes place through MAPP meetings, but the offender will only be released once the parole board has decided that this should happen.
The board reviews how effectively the systems are working through regular audits, disseminates good practice and sets objectives for the year ahead in an annual business plan.
A MAPPA report, which details performance, statistics, future developments and local MAPPA contacts, is published annually.
Derbyshire Constabulary, the national probation service and HM Prison Service (East Midlands Area) work together to monitor offenders through MAPPA.
They are collectively known as the responsible authority.