We work with a wide variety of organisations who enhance the services we provide to address areas vital to reducing reoffending and protecting the public.
We see the development of key relationships with providers and employers as an important and continual part of our work.
Our partners from across the public, voluntary and community sectors span a range of services and specialisms including:
Through the Gate resettlement prison services
Catch22, a not for profit social business, works with us to support people about to leave prison and resettle back into the community. The work they deliver, reduces an individual’s likelihood of reoffending in the community by providing them with tailored support such as help finding a job or a place to live. For further information, see our Through the Gate service page.
Through the Gate mentoring
PACT Futures, a national charity with over 120 years’ experience of providing prisoners with a range of rehabilitation and resettlement services, works with us to deliver a mentoring service to people about to leave prison. Their mentors provide tailored support, including:
- Intensive, individualised and targeted information
- advice and guidance
- signposting to additional support
- access to specialist interventions
- ongoing support to help individuals engage and comply with their licence requirements.
We recognise there is a connection between homelessness and crime. In 2018, around a quarter of our service users left prison without accommodation. We are working with police and crime commissioners, local authorities and other agencies to improve service user access to housing across Bristol, Gloucstershire, Somerset and Wiltshire, including exploring co-commissioning opportunities.
We work with The Nelson Trust, a charity who provide our woman service users with emotional and practical support and give them access to longer-term support and guidance. They also deliver group and one-to-one work with women who are on licence with us and whose partner is on Building Better Relationships, our domestic violence programme.
Integrated Offender Management
We work with the police and the National Probation Service to deliver Integrated Offender Management (IOM) through co-located teams. We target intensive multi-agency management and support where it can be most effective in reducing reoffending and creating safer communities. Substance misuse and housing agencies along with Jobcentre Plus are involved in local schemes.
Drugs and alcohol
We work in partnership with locally commissioned substance misuse treatment providers so service users with either a court ordered treatment requirement or an alcohol or drug issue can access appropriate treatment. Our treatment partners deliver a range of group-work and psychosocial interventions.
Children and families
We recognise the role children and families play in helping service users to make positive changes in their lives. We work closely with the police and social services to safeguard children and adults, where we, the National Probation Services or the criminal justice agencies identify a risk of harm.
If you’d like to explore opportunities to work in partnership with KSS CRC, contact us today: