Criminal Justice Directory

Welcome to the Criminal Justice Directory, the place to find out information and contact details on a range of voluntary and community sector organisations working across the criminal justice system. The former NEON directory has been rebranded to include organisations working with victims, preventionary activities, community safety activities as well as those working with offenders in the North East.

A Way Out

The Gate
1 - 2 Castle Gate Quay
The Riverside
TS18 1BZ
01642 655 071
Organisation Aims/Missions:

Our vision is to educate, support and empower the most vulnerable and at-risk women and young people in society, to live healthy, happy and whole lives, free from poverty, addiction, abuse and harm.

A4e

First Steps to Employment
1st Floor, Technopole
Kings Manor
NE1 6PA
Organisation Aims/Missions:

A4e (Offender Management) runs the Education departments in 32 Prisons nationally where we deliver Education and Training services to Prisoners. We also run a number of Community based programmes for offenders both ‘through the gate’ (for those on release from Prison) and via Probation for those on Community orders.

A4e is the Country’s biggest provider of Welfare to Work services through which we deliver mainstream employment services to many thousand offenders. A4e also runs specialist programmes assisting those with health and incapacity barriers access work again where we deliver to those with offending backgrounds or life styles.

A4e also delivers Welfare to Work programmes in many other countries including Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australia.

Overview of the services offered:

(1) Provide skills accreditation in partnership with Probation (Regionally) for offenders on Community Payback orders and assisting progression to work and/or further ETE activity.

(2) To assist offenders in the community and those at risk of offending (via Probation and community agencies) to successfully access ETE activity through 1:1 support, motivational programmes, technical work certificates and legal driving.

Acumen Community Enterprise Development Trust Ltd

1 Palmer Road
15 Church Street
SR7 7HQ
0191 5814623
Opening hours:

Monday to Friday 9am - 4.30pm

Organisation Aims/Missions:

Our aim is to support Social and Economic Regeneration in East Durham through Learning, Enterprise and Employment, supporting local residents to reach their true potential and improve their employment prospects. Linking local people to local jobs

Overview of the services offered:

We provide a wide range of services to support local unemployed individuals move closer to the labour market and secure sustainable employment and local employers to fulfil their recruitment needs. Services include: Impartial information advice and guidance, CV preparation, supported jobsearch, employability, digital skills and personal development training, post employment support, job matching and screening, employer engagement and recruitment support.

Addictions North East

PO Box 182
DH2 1ZZ
0845 450 3960
Opening hours:

24 hours

Organisation Aims/Missions:

Work in addictions support

Overview of the services offered:

Addictions Support work, Volunteer development Work in HR Depts / the workplace / training etc

Addictions UK

PO Box 182
Chester-Le-Street
DH2 1ZZ
0845 4567 030
Opening hours:

24 hour

Organisation Aims/Missions:

Addictions UK, a Social Enterprise, are the leading provider of Home-based Addictions Treatment based in the North East of England but working throughout the United Kingdom. We offer a 24/7 treatment service, that deals with alcohol and drug addiction problems including Medical Detox and talking therapies.

We provide daily treatment sessions – delivered over the telephone – usually for thirty minutes duration. We operate two 24/7 help lines for clients and their family / friends. These are separately managed to ensure confidentiality. Our treatment staff members are all trained counsellors, who have personal experience of addictions – with a minimum of five years of continuous sobriety. Our methodology includes aspects of CBT, 12-Steps, Person-Centred Counselling and Daily Coaching. All our work is on a one-to-one basis evaluated through the CORE and independent outside evaluation and our staff members receive regular outside supervision.

Addictions UK seek to serve those people who cannot attend community meetings such as AA or attend residential rehab such as the elderly, disabled, ethnic minorities, great and the good / professionals and LGBT community members. For us, Alcohol problems present a health problem - and not just a crime prevention issue.

For details of our policies and services, please see www.addictionsuk.com or write to info@addictionsuk.com. Addictions UK are linked to Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin – you can link to us via our website. Additionally, we offer a blogging site at www.addictionfocus.com or telephone us on 0845 4567 030.

Overview of the services offered:

We provide daily treatment sessions delivered over the telephone usually for thirty minutes duration. We operate two 24/7 help lines for clients and their family / friends. These are separately managed to ensure confidentiality. Our treatment staff members are all trained counsellors, who have personal experience of addictions – with a minimum of five years of continuous sobriety. Our methodology includes aspects of CBT, 12-Steps, Person-Centred Counselling and Daily Coaching. All our work is on a one-to-one basis evaluated through the CORE and independent outside evaluation and our staff members receive regular outside supervision.

Addictions UK seek to serve those people who cannot attend community meetings such as AA or attend residential rehab such as the elderly, disabled, ethnic minorities, great and the good / professionals and LGBT community members. For us, Alcohol problems present a health problem - and not just a crime prevention issue.

For details of our policies and services, please see www.addictionsuk.com or write to info@addictionsuk.com. Addictions UK are linked to Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin – you can link to us via our website. Additionally, we offer a blogging site at www.addictionfocus.com or telephone us on 0845 4567 030.

ADDvance

Waverley Buildings
Mainsforth Terrace
TS25 1TZ
01429 288 113
Opening hours:

Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Organisation Aims/Missions:

We are a support group for people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and associated behavioural disorders, including addictive behaviour and mental health problems. We offer support to ADHD sufferers and to their families in the form of practical and emotional support and activities for families and children. If not medically diagnosed and treated, ADHD sufferers may turn to drugs and/or alcohol in an attempt to self-medicate to try and settle their restless brain. With early intervention, strategies can be put into place to help the sufferer understand and cope with their condition.

Offer support to 10-25 year olds in farm based project.

Overview of the services offered:

We offer practical and emotional support to young people up to the age of 25, with ADHD or behavioral needs.
We offer a number of actives to suit our clients such as
A Track group which young people have made and designed their own race track and have built remote control cars to race round.
Street dancing were our young people are offered a pickup service to a dance studio with a dance teacher and youth workers at the center.
A youth club which offers a flexible pick up service, delivered at our farm based project, actives include cooking, playing in our music area, pool, wii, animal barn and trips out.
Bee group were our young people learn bee keeping and make their own honey!
Girls group which is self-lead by the young people on the actives their like to do.
1.1 support is also available on our farm site or at the young persons home.
We also run a grandparents' respite group, were grandparents, who have sole custody of their grandchildren because of parental drug/alcohol problems, can access our Outreach Worker support whoメs aim is to support the grandparents as well as our weekend respire sessions for their grandchildren.
We have also just set up alternative provision for young people excluded from mainstream school offering a more personalized style of teaching.

After Adoption

Unit 110, Design Works, William Street
Felling
William Street
NE10 0JP
United Kingdom
0161 839 4932
Opening hours:

9am-8pm Mon-Fri

Organisation Aims/Missions:

After Adoption provides support to those affected by adoption.

Overview of the services offered:

We provide support services to birth parents and families who have lost their children to adoption, to adopted adults and children and support to adoptive families.

Age UK County Durham

Age UK House
Belmont Business Park
DH1 1TW
0191 386 3856
Organisation Aims/Missions:

To promote the well-being of all older people and to help make later life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience

Overview of the services offered:

Bogus Caller & Beat the Scammers awareness raising. A variety of physical activity classes, IT classes, social groups, user/carer consultation, lunch clubs, healthy eating and intergenerational work. We provide an Information and Advice service (which is free, confidential and impartial). Age UK Insurance products

Age UK North Tyneside

Bradbury Centre
13 Saville Sreet West
North Shields
NE29 6QP
United Kingdom
1912808484
Organisation Aims/Missions:

offering services to older ex-offenders that have been released to the North Tyneside area.

Age UK North Tyneside

Age UK North Tyneside
Bradbury centre
NE296QP
1912808484
Organisation Aims/Missions:

offering services to older ex-offenders that have been released to the North Tyneside area.

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