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.

ESCAPE Family Support

Emily Davison house
93 bondicar Terrace
NE24 2JR
United Kingdom
01670 544055
Opening hours:

9 am - 5pm

Organisation Aims/Missions:

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ESCAPE has been established in Northumberland for 17 years and provides support, counselling and educational information for substance users, their families and carers. We mediate between the family and user to alleviate the problems experienc

Overview of the services offered:

ESCAPE provides Tier 2 (advice, advocacy, information, 24 hour crisis support) and Tier 3 services (including Person Centered Counseling and CBT, Structured Care Programmes and therapies) for substance users and ESCAPE’s Family Team provides specialist

ESCAPE Family Support Ltd

Emily Davison House
93 Bondicar Terrace
NE24 2JR
01670 546 340
Opening hours:

Mon - Fri 9 - 5 24 hours helpline number 07702 833 944

Organisation Aims/Missions:

ESCAPE has been established in Northumberland for 17 years and provides support, counselling and educational information for substance users, their families and carers. We mediate between the family and user to alleviate the problems experienced and distress caused by substance use. ESCAPE provides advice, advocacy, information, 24 hour crisis support, Person Centred Counselling and CBT, Structured Care Programmes and therapies aimed at recovery; and move on services such as housing support; support to employability, volunteering and mentoring. Our core aim is to move people through treatment and into long term stable recovery. ESCAPE works with some of the most excluded individuals in Northumberland with often complex issues, including Child Protection; Domestic Violence and Abuse; Housing; Debt; Offending and Social Exclusion; unemployment; mental health; dual diagnosis. Some of our trustees are ex service users and we involve them in the development, delivery and evaluation of our work at all times

Overview of the services offered:

ESCAPE is the only County based organisation that works holistically to support the recovery of the “whole family” from addiction.
ESCAPE provides Tier 2 (advice, advocacy, information) and Tier 3 services (including Person Centred Counselling and CBT, Structured Care Programmes, Therapies, Support to Employability, Brief Interventions and 24 hour help line support). Escape's ethos is to work with individuals and their families at all stages of their treatment journey or their involvement with the Criminal Justice System モ pre-arrest, at arrest, pre-sentencing, imprisonment and on release.

EVA Womens Aid

The Innovation Centre
Vienna Court
Kirkleatham Business Centre
TS10 5SH
01642 490677
Opening hours:

Office

Organisation Aims/Missions:

support services for survivors or domestic and sexual violence. Training. Advocacy. Counselling. Childfrens Outreach.

Overview of the services offered:

see above

Family Lives

15-17 The Broadway
AL9 5HZ
United Kingdom
02075533080
Organisation Aims/Missions:

Will be working in partnership with Grandparents plus starting in November 2012 / Currently manage Parentline phoneline / Awaiting funding to do previous work; work with offenders and their partners doing Family Learning courses in Durham Prison. In the Visitors' Centres at Durham and Low Newton we have given support to the families of offenders for the past four years. We now have started to work with ex-offenders and their partners offering support when they first come out of prison.

Overview of the services offered:

Parentline operates a free, confidential 24 hr helpline offering all families help and support. A free textphone for people who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech impairment. Email support. Parenting groups and workshops, information leaflets and an interactive website.

Fi: niks Mentoring Project (also k/a Phoenix)

C/o NERS
19 Bigg Market
NE1 1UN
United Kingdom
01912457301 or 07584233385
Opening hours:

Monday to Thursday 11 am to 6 pm, Friday 1 pm to 6 pm, Saturday or evenings by arrangement

Organisation Aims/Missions:

Fi: niks Mentoring Project is working towards the holistic support of young people, including their social, educational, spiritual and physical well being. Fi: niks Mentoring Project prioritise those who are of an asylum seeker or refugee background. Fi: niks Mentoring Project trains volunteer mentors to support young people.

Overview of the services offered:

Fi: niks provides holistic mentoring ie one-to-one support to young people aged 16-25 years (occasionally we may be able to accept a 15-year-old with parental/carer consent) we prioritise those of an asylum seeking or refugee (or refused) background at the current time. Fi: niks provide trained, and vetted volunteer mentors who we match with young people who work towards enabling young people to be more aware of the options available to them, so they can make informed choices.

The mentoring relationships are regularly supervised by qualified and experienced staffs that are also on call before, during and immediately following a mentoring meeting and during normal office hours.

Volunteer mentors are trained via the in-house training programme: \'Mentoring with Young People\' level 2, 6 credits accredited via the Open College Network.

Travel expenses for volunteers and young people are reimbursed and a small allowance is made towards refreshments purchased at the mentoring meetings.

Fi: niks is actively seeking referrals for young people (16-25 years) to participate, and from volunteers (aged 21+) who wish to be trained, with a view of being matched with a young person.

Please contact the project for more information for the referral criteria, and details of the application process for potential volunteers.

Finchale Training College

Finchale Training College
DH1 5RX
0191 386 2634
Organisation Aims/Missions:

The initiative helps disabled ex-offenders to resettle back into the community, using a range of vocational training, support and IAG. We have an holistic view to our work, using a multi-agency approach, having a strong commited partnership alongside Nacro.

Overview of the services offered:

The referral process is easiest through myself or Sara Thompson my colleague from Nacro. We then hopefully do all the hard work for both the client and his/her key worker, leading them through the paperwork. We aim to help if need be through each of the 7 pathways to resettlement, however our main goal is that of employment as we see this as the key to good solid resettlement. However employment is pointless without the basics, housing, health and dealing with addiction. Due to this we work closely with NECA, Housing agencies and both the probation and prison services. For further information we are always available to discuss our work in person, one to one or to a group.

Finchale Training College

Finchale Training College
DH1 5RX
0191 386 2634
Organisation Aims/Missions:

The initiative helps disabled ex-offenders to resettle back into the community, using a range of vocational training, support and IAG. We have an holistic view to our work, using a multi-agency approach, having a strong commited partnership alongside Nacro.

Overview of the services offered:

The referral process is easiest through myself or Sara Thompson my colleague from Nacro. We then hopefully do all the hard work for both the client and his/her key worker, leading them through the paperwork. We aim to help if need be through each of the 7 pathways to resettlement, however our main goal is that of employment as we see this as the key to good solid resettlement. However employment is pointless without the basics, housing, health and dealing with addiction. Due to this we work closely with NECA, Housing agencies and both the probation and prison services. For further information we are always available to discuss our work in person, one to one or to a group.

First Contact Clinical

Centre for Change
NE334BA
01914329838
Organisation Aims/Missions:

First Contact Clinical is a Social Enterprise. We are experts in Deprivation Medicine. Our focus is on health problems that are more commonly found in disadvantaged areas and communities. We create opportunities for positive behaviour change that reduces the impact of deprivation. We use a range of skills and tools: Education and training; Research and development (including peer-based research); Service delivery, development and redesign; Innovative tools.
By positively changing behaviour, we can improve wellbeing and reduce health inequalities, which will result in a reduction in the use of health and social services.

Overview of the services offered:

South Tyneside Substance Misuse Service; A range of Substance Misuse and Behaviour Change Training; Carers Drug and Alcohol Network as well as non-susbtance misuse training and research.

First Contact Clinical

Centre for Change
NE334BA
01914329838
Organisation Aims/Missions:

First Contact Clinical is a Social Enterprise. We are experts in Deprivation Medicine. Our focus is on health problems that are more commonly found in disadvantaged areas and communities. We create opportunities for positive behaviour change that reduces the impact of deprivation. We use a range of skills and tools: Education and training; Research and development (including peer-based research); Service delivery, development and redesign; Innovative tools.
By positively changing behaviour, we can improve wellbeing and reduce health inequalities, which will result in a reduction in the use of health and social services.

Overview of the services offered:

South Tyneside Substance Misuse Service; A range of Substance Misuse and Behaviour Change Training; Carers Drug and Alcohol Network as well as non-susbtance misuse training and research.

First Stop Darlington

32 Houndgate
DL1 5RH
United Kingdom
01325 254463
Opening hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9.30 am - 4.30pm Closed 12.45pm - 1.30pm

Organisation Aims/Missions:

We are a homeless charity, supporting people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and people who are excluded.

Overview of the services offered:

We help people find appropriate accommodation and support them from losing their existing accommodation. We offer information, advice, guidance and support to help people look at the issues that are going on in their lives at to find ways of gaining the support they need to address these issues. To gain self confidence and motivation to live the life and dreams they aspire to.

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