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.

Mental Health Matters

Avalon House St Catherines Court
SR5 3XJ
0191 516 3500

MOBEX North East

Unit 3 - 5
Stoddart Street
Shieldfield Industrial Estate
NE2 1AN
0191 230 2830
Opening hours:

0900 - 1700

Organisation Aims/Missions:

The Charity’s objects are:
a) To deliver development learning programmes for young and/or disadvantaged people – in particular but not exclusively - those who are at risk of:
• long-term unemployment
• offending
• mental distress
• learning an

Overview of the services offered:

Pre-employment training through:
Personal and Social Development
Analysing, understanding and managing risks
Communication skills development
Understanding group and team work
Leadership development
Problem solving
Constructive outdoor activities includin

Monumental Music CIC

The Bunker
29 Stockton Rd
SR2 7AQ
United Kingdom
1915671777
Opening hours:

9am - 10pm 7 days

Organisation Aims/Missions:

We engage hard to reach learners and run music related projects for people from minority groups or problematic backgrounds, who may otherwise not consider education/training as a route to employment. We aim to provide advice and support to build confidence and help people use music towards a positive outcome, whether this results in a career in the arts or other vocations.

We aim to raise awareness and tackle cultural barriers through interactive music projects, and explore the usage of music in helping the recuperation or treatment of people suffering illness or disabilities. Free rehearsal and recording facilities are available for people from Sunderland who otherwise would not be able to afford to use our services.

Overview of the services offered:

Rehearsal & recording facilities, music workshops and projects, tuition, advice & guidance, accreditation, work experience, events, instrument & equipment hire.

My Sister's Place Women's Advice Centre

123 Borough Road
TS1 3AN
01642 241864
Opening hours:

9 -5

Organisation Aims/Missions:

To deliver quality services that are valued by our beneficiaries. To prioritise the needs, safety and protection of women affected by domestic violence.

Overview of the services offered:

Independent Advocacy
Legal Advice
Counselling
Property security & Outreach support
Women\\\'s Groups
Training and Awareness Raising

My Sister's Place Women's Advice Centre

123 Borough Road
TS1 3AN
01642 241864
Opening hours:

9 -5

Organisation Aims/Missions:

To deliver quality services that are valued by our beneficiaries. To prioritise the needs, safety and protection of women affected by domestic violence.

Overview of the services offered:

Independent Advocacy
Legal Advice
Counselling
Property security & Outreach support
Women\\\'s Groups
Training and Awareness Raising

Nacro

29 Welbeck Road
Byker
NE6 2HU
United Kingdom
0191 265 8164
Organisation Aims/Missions:

Crime prevention
Nacro works with young people to stop them becoming involved, or further involved, in crime. We do this by giving them the opportunity to turn their lives around by getting them back into education, training or employment, working to address substance misuse problems, providing stable accommodation, challenging negative attitudes and behaviour, and providing positive role models.

Working with offenders
We work with people who have either been arrested, are in prison or are serving community sentences, challenging their behaviour and addressing the factors that led them to crime. As well as tackling negative attitudes and substance misuse problems, we provide education and training that leads to employment. Nacro also works towards ensuring people with mental health problems are diverted from the criminal justice system.

Resettlement
After serving a prison sentence, there are a number of factors which lead to reoffending on release. Many prisoners lose their home, their job and contact with their family while they are serving a prison sentence. They may also build up debts, have substance misuse problems, and find solving everyday problems difficult. Nacro works with people to address these problems by challenging their behaviour, supporting them to find and keep settled accommodation, and enabling them to find a way back into education or employment.

Overview of the services offered:

Resettlement, mentoring, Trainning and education

Nacro - The Pyramid Project

Hutchinson Street
Stockton-on-Tees
TS18 1RW
01642 615 071
Opening hours:

9.00am to 5.00 pm - Monday to Friday

Organisation Aims/Missions:

Nacro is the leading charity in England and Wales dedicated to making society safer by reducing offending. Our practical services give offenders and those at risk of offending the skills, support and motivation they need to change their lives for the better. We combine services with campaigning: lobbying for better ways to reduce offending, while demonstrating how this can be done in practice. Each year Nacro helps 80,000 people through our 200 projects across England and Wales. Nacro provides: 1)Activities for young people living in deprived and disadvantaged areas or excluded from school, designed to divert them from crime and antisocial behaviour and rekindle their interest in learning.2) Training and employment services for offenders and people at risk, creating new opportunities to participate in society. 3) Services for offenders in the community to prevent reoffending, such as surveillance programmes, restorative justice and bail support projects. 4) Accommodation for ex-offenders and others to give them a stable foundation for building new life. 5) Resettlement services for people in prison and on release to enable them to make a fresh start. 6)Consultancy, training and research designed to assess and promote effective approaches to reducing offending. 7) A prominent and constructive voice in the policy and media debate on crime and disorder.

Overview of the services offered:

Nacroメs Pyramid Project works with offenders in the Tees Valley, both in prison and on release. We provide truly integrated resettlement - continuing support for prisoners making the transition from prison into the community. Prison-based staff work as part of an integrated resettlement team within HMPHolme House and HMP and YOI Low Newton. They provide needs assessments for prisoners, as well as information, guidance and assistance with accommodation, a rent arrears scheme, and support and advice on many issues, such as employment and benefits. A community resettlement team, based in the Tees Valley, offers innovative ways of making first contact with people still in prison, followed by holistic, intensive support on their release into the community. Support is provided to individuals leaving HMPHolme House, HMP and YOI Low Newton and HMP Kirklevington Grange, as well as those referred from other prisons and returning to Tees Valley. Offender-tailored training programmes are provided to equip individuals with the skills to secure and maintain a tenancy and to have the competencies to find and keep employment. We work with local and national employers in order to provide project participants with sustainable work placements and job experience. Volunteer mentoring programmes provide practical and emotional support for individuals, both pre- and post- release. Working across the whole resettlement process from prison through probation supervision, to engaging with specific projects, mentors are OCN accredited. They offer impartial and confidential support that extends into the community, aimed at helping individuals achieve their goals.

National Victims Association

PO Box 111
NE32 5TU
United Kingdom
0191 4232210 / 0777 5646193
Opening hours:

10am-10pm - 365 days per year

Organisation Aims/Missions:

To relieve people who are conditions of need, hardship and distress, who have suffered or who are suffering as a result of murder and manslaughter, by provision of assistance, advice, respite care, counselling and support.

Overview of the services offered:

Advocacy
Respite Care
Childrens holidays
Peer Support
Counselling

NECA

Derwent Point
Clasper Way
Swalwell
NE16 3BE
United Kingdom
0191 4146446
Organisation Aims/Missions:

Provide services for people with addictions problems.

Overview of the services offered:

Services include treatment services, housing support (fixed accommodation and floating support), Information, Advice and Guidance, Health and Social Care Training including apprenticeships, Employability services.

Nepacs

20 Old Elvet
DH1 3HW
United Kingdom
0191 3757278
Opening hours:

9am-5pm

Organisation Aims/Missions:

NEPACS is an independent community based charity. It specialises in supporting a positive future for prisoners and their families. Its stated aims are: To support and assist families and friends of prisoners in their visits to the prison; To ensure that children visiting relatives in prison will feel welcome and find the experience as pleasant as possible; To relieve hardship due to the poverty of some offenders and their families; To support the education and training of offenders and other processes which may assist their rehabilitation; To collect and publish information relating to Criminal Justice matters and to the prevention of crime.

Overview of the services offered:

Nepacs operates in the regions prisons and young offender institutions (Northumberland, Deerbolt, Durham, Frankland, Holme House, Kirklevington and Low Newton). Their staff and volunteers offer support to adults and children visiting family and friends in prison in a variety of ways. They include the provision of visitors' centres which can offer information, informal advice and support to visitors, children's play areas and a specialist youth project. We also operate tea bars in the prison visits rooms which enable families to share refreshments and enhances the quality of the visit. In addition to staffing the play areas within the prison visits room, Nepacs facilitates special children's visits where children enjoy on-to-one contact with their imprisoned parent in a relaxed situation. These visits provide vital contact time. Nepacs also provide holidays for families at their caravans on the Northumberland coast, primarily for those where a family member is serving a custodial sentence. There is also a small grants scheme to support families and prisoners and for training and rehabilitation.

The Nepacs support at court team also provide support to families of defendants at courts in Durham and Teesside.

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