This report examines the crisis of reoffending which was occurring at the time of the report being written. Identifying 67% of those leaving prison as being re-convicted within two years, the report called for a significant shift in policy, to manage this problem. It partly blamed this on a process by
which the third sector was being squeezed out of the provision of rehabilitation services. For a variety of reasons, including their ability to innovate and focus on prevention, charities are well suited to the effective provision of rehabilitation services. In order for the third sector to demonstrate these abilities, the report called for structural change, coming from the Government.