Interventions

Our programme of Interventions can contribute to community and suspended sentence orders. The constiutent parts of the order are agreed in collaboration with the service user because it’s ‘my problem and my solution’ and this makes up their engagement plan.

Our Accredited Programmes are as follows:

  • Building Better Relationships is a structured programme based around both group and one-to-one work. It is aimed at male perpetrators of domestic abuse who are medium to high risk of harm
  • Thinking Skills Programme is a group-based programme that addresses general offending behaviours
  • Resolve is a group-based programme designed to reduce aggression and violence in male service users who are classed as medium to high risk of harm
  • Drink Impaired Drivers is a group-based programme that aims to change attitudes and behaviour surrounding drinking, and to promote safer
    driving
  • Building Skills for Recovery is a group-based programme for men and women whose substance abuse increases the chance of them committing new offences. 

Rehabilitation Activity Requirement

This new court requirement was established by the Offender Rehabilitation Act 2014 and can be given to anyone serving a community sentence. The requirement is a prescribed number of days of activities that promote rehabilitation. Our approach places the servicer user at the heart of their own rehabilitation journey by providing a suite of interventions that can be targeted at a range of needs and causes of offending. We select from these as well as our other services when we build a programme of 'activities' for people sentenced to a Rehabilitation Activity Requirement (RAR). The constituent parts of the order are agreed in collaboration with the service user because it's 'my problem, my solution' and this makes up their engagement plan. Our suite of Interventions are outlined briefly below.

  • Domestic Abuse Programme is for those at risk of committing domestic abuse to a known or former partner but is below the threshold for Building Better Relationships
  • Domestic Abuse One-to-One is for service users who may meet the threshold for Building Better Relationships, but due to specific needs or circumstances, cannot undertake thee work in a group
  • Preparation to Work increases motivation and employability through training opportunities and advice on disclosure, interview practice and job search
  • Women’s Group sessions are founded on the principle that women have different pathways into offending and require a different approach to support desistance
  • Changing Alcohol and Drug Use is a structured, creative, cognitive behavioural therapy group aimed at supporting service users to address their substance misuse problems
  • Anger Management aims to understand anger and its causes and develop skills and strategies for managing it
  • Victim Awareness aims to increase victim empathy and reflection on the impact of offending behaviour
  • Restorative Interventions aims to reduce reoffending by enabling service users to recognise the harm they have done 
  • Routeways out of offending are designed to challenge existing attitudes and help people to think differently about their lifestyle and behaviour
  • Positive Futures is a group-work programme focusing on the cycle of change, motivation, goal setting, problem solving, victim work, emotional awareness, handling difficult situations, substance misuse and lifestyle choices.