The court can sentence individuals to a maximum number of rehabilitation activity days, which involves the service user attending a combination of appointments and activities aimed at helping them avoid reoffending. Activities can include one-to-one support or group-work our trained staff deliver, or appointments with our supply chain partners who specialise in areas such as working with women, finding people a place to live, giving practical support, or assistance from a mentor.
Below is a list of the rehabilitation activities we offer:
A group-work programme designed to enable participants to understand and develop strategies to manage their anger and avoid aggressive behaviour.
Believe and Succeed (Women’s Group):
A women’s group based on the ‘good lives model’ which improves self-confidence and self-esteem, while addressing factors linked to offending behaviour such as addiction, relationships and lifestyle choices. We run groups in a woman-only environment, where possible, in external venues.
Changing Alcohol and Drug Use:
A cognitive behaviour programme that supports participants to address the substance misuse linked to their offending behaviour.
Compulsive and Obsessive Behaviour:
We developed this programme in response to national concerns regarding the gap in treatment for stalkers and evidence from local criminal justice data that this type of offending was increasing. Trained staff deliver bespoke one-to-one sessions using a dialectical behaviour therapy approach to help individuals manage the difficult emotions that trigger harmful behaviour linked to stalking. Our clinical psychotherapist oversees the delivery of sessions and our research unit evaluates the effectiveness.
Domestic Abuse (group or one-to-one):
For people who do not meet the Building Better Relationships accredited programme criteria or cannot go on a group, these sessions provide service users with the skills to manage emotions and learn how to develop healthy relationships.
Group sessions aim to help participants secure employment and develop their confidence, communication and social engagement skills to suit the work place. Service users receive valuable advice on overcoming barriers, one-to-one support with disclosure, CV writing and applying for suitable jobs. We also explore interview techniques and work with local employers to enhance the experience and opportunities available.
Participants identify positive changes they need to make to avoid future reoffending. To help them succeed, individuals learn how to problem-solve and stay motivated during the cycle of change.
Group-based sessions that help to increase participant’s awareness of the impact of their behaviour and develop empathy with victims.