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.

Baseline Project Depaul Uk

Simonside House
54-58 Simonside Tce
United Kingdom
0191 2096705
Opening hours:

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9am - 5pm

Organisation Aims/Missions:

Mentoring Service for 16-25 year olds making a transition into independent living.

Overview of the services offered:

One to one support given by the mentor is tailored to the individual needs of each young person.

Blyth Resource & Initiative Centre

The Eric Tolhurst Centre
3-13 Quay Road
3 - 13 Quay Road
NE24 2AS
United Kingdom
01670 542845
Opening hours:

9.30 - 4pm

Organisation Aims/Missions:

BRIC is an unemployed Peoples Centre whose aim is to support vulnerable people in need through the early stages of job seeking by providing all aspects of employability, training, education, enhanced reading, writing and numeracy and a variety of flexible work experiences to provide transferable skills every individual can take to a potential employer.

Overview of the services offered:

A full employment support programme covering all aspects of employability and enterprise. A wide education programme providing accredited, non accredited and vocational training. Group activities and volunteer opportunities at the centre and our two allotment areas. Support with social issues that prevent entry into empoyment, education or training and a drop in facility to utilise the centres facilities invcluding telephone, fax, computer, photocopier and printers.

British Red Cross

Croft House
Western Avenue
0191 2737961
Overview of the services offered:

The Red Cross supports refugees in a wide number of ways, from providing emergency provisions for those facing severe hardship to giving orientation support and friendly advice to the most vulnerable.

The British Red Cross international tracing and messa

Cedarwood trust

43 Avon Avenue
Meadow Well
NE29 7QT
0191 259 0245
Opening hours:

10-4 Monday - Friday

Organisation Aims/Missions:

General pastoral care, including that of some of the people in prison who originate in Meadow Well, and their families: visiting, receiving phone calls, corresponding, facilitating families\' and friends\' contact, writing letters of support, liaising with Probation and prison staff etc., attending review meetings if invited by prisoners. In 2010 we had contact with twenty-four prisoners.

Overview of the services offered:

Being alongside people in the ordinariness of life, offering them a welcome and the opportunity to bear witness to value of their lives (partly via a drop-in): prisoner-related work is one of several expressions of this ethos. We can help tenants faced with eviction; claimants at benefit tribunals; applicants for personal grants; and with a wide range of people\'s personal problems. CAB and others run sessions at Cedarwood.


Centrepoint Durham
Miners hall
United Kingdom
0191 3844033
Opening hours:

9am - 5pm

Organisation Aims/Missions:

Youth homelessness charity, offering accommodation and support services.

Overview of the services offered:

Accreditated life skills programme.
Peer education on homelessness and offending working with the secure estate.
Rent deposit scheme.
15 bed accomadation service in Sunderland.

Children North East

89 Denhill Park
NE15 6QE
United Kingdom
Opening hours:

Office Mon-Fri 9-5pm; Outreach Mon- Sun 7.30am - 10.00pm

Organisation Aims/Missions:

Our Vision: Every child has a happy and fulfilling childhood, and every young person has the chance to develop their full potential.
Our Mission and Aims:To promote the rights of children and young people; and counter the effects of inequality on them.

Overview of the services offered:

Children North East provides support for children's social care, schools and health services to combat the effects of poverty and neglect on children, young people and families.
A practical, evidence-based approach improves the resilience; well being and future outcomes


2 gooch avenue
NE22 7DQ
United Kingdom
Opening hours:

Mon-Fri 08:30-17:00

Organisation Aims/Missions:

To support and empower young people to take advantage of life's opportunities

Overview of the services offered:

We support young people who have been identified as being in need of additional guidance and support to gain recognised qualifications, make positive decisions and take advantage of life's opportunities.

Community Campus '87 (Cleveland) Ltd

76 Brunswick Street
TS18 1UU
01642 355618
Opening hours:

Mon-Fri 9.00-5.oo Drop in Mon, Tues, Thurs 1-3.00

Organisation Aims/Missions:

Supported Housing for up to two years for young people aged 16-25 who are homeless or in housing need. Support to help them develop the skills and confidence to live independently.

Overview of the services offered:

Young People aged 16-25 who are homeless or in housing need who need support to manage a tenancy.

Community Counselling Cooperative

23 Ripon Gardens
United Kingdom
Opening hours:

8:30am - 6pm

Organisation Aims/Missions:

Community Counselling Cooperative Limited (CCC) is set up to provide high quality counselling to adults and children in deprived areas of Tyne & Wear. Our aims are to improve the well-being and esteem of our communities, enhance social cohesion and help reduce crime. We encourage local communities to become stakeholders in our organisation and as with our statutory agency partners, help to shape the areas of work we undertake. We are a not-for-profit organisation.

Overview of the services offered:

One to one emotional wellbeing counselling
Group work around specific issues/mental health
Workshops around emotional resilience

County Durham Community Foundation

Victoria House
Whitfield Court, St John's Road
Meadowfield Industrial Estate
United Kingdom
Opening hours:

9:00-17:00 Mon - Fri

Organisation Aims/Missions:

Bringing people together to achieve their potential, fulfil their aspirations and build thriving communities.
County Durham Community Foundation promotes lasting charitable giving, by bringing together donors with their chosen causes, through well targeted grants in County Durham and Darlington.

Overview of the services offered:

Our goal is to give something back to the community by building a long-term endowment to support the people of County Durham and Darlington in the future. We manage charitable funds donated by local individuals, families, businesses and trusts, building up a source of long-term support for the community and acting as the vital link between donors and local needs, enabling people to achieve far more than they could by themselves.