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.

newcastle college

Rye Hill Campus
Scotswood Road
NE4 7SA
0191 200 4765
Organisation Aims/Missions:

Newcastle College leads the Offender Learning and Skills Services contract in the Northumbria and Durham Units. We deliver a wide range of vocational, functional and personal and social development courses in: HMP Acklington HMYOI Castington HMP Durham HMP Frankland HMYOI/HMP Low Newton HMYOI Deerbolt We deliver Essential Skills provision to people supervised by Probation from Durham to Darlington. We have lead and currently lead ESF Offender Learning projects.

Overview of the services offered:

We are a large further and higher education college, based in Newcastle with a regional and national profile. Our provision is planned and delivered to meet the needs of employers and learners. We work with a large number of learners, young people and adults both on our college campuses, prisons and young offender institutions and in the work place across the country.

Newcastle CVS

Higham House
Higham Place
NE1 8AF
01912327445
Organisation Aims/Missions:

Support and networking for voluntary and community organisations;
Representation with statutory agencies
Host for Advocacy Centre North: advocacy for individuals
Host for Healthwatch Newcastle; patient and user voice on health and social care issues
Ellison Services including payroll and auto enrolment, book-keeping, preparation of year end accounts and independent examinations, financial support training, tax returns for CICs and social enterprises
Delivering support and development services in Gateshead

Overview of the services offered:

Newcastle CVS works to support, develop, promote, connect and represent voluntary and community organisations in Newcastle and Gateshead.

Newcastle CVS

Higham House
Higham Place
NE1 8AF
01912327445
Organisation Aims/Missions:

Support and networking for voluntary and community organisations;
Representation with statutory agencies
Host for Advocacy Centre North: advocacy for individuals
Host for Healthwatch Newcastle; patient and user voice on health and social care issues
Ellison Services including payroll and auto enrolment, book-keeping, preparation of year end accounts and independent examinations, financial support training, tax returns for CICs and social enterprises
Delivering support and development services in Gateshead

Overview of the services offered:

Newcastle CVS works to support, develop, promote, connect and represent voluntary and community organisations in Newcastle and Gateshead.

Newcastle CVS

High House
Higham Place
NE1 8AF
0191 232 7445
Organisation Aims/Missions:

Support and networking for voluntary and community organisations;
Representation with statutory agencies
Host for Advocacy Centre North: advocacy for individuals
Host for Healthwatch Newcastle; patient and user voice on health and social care issues
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Newcastle Futures Limited

Cathedral Square
1st Floor
1 Cloth Market
NE1 1EE
United Kingdom
0800 587 0478
Opening hours:

9-5.00pm Mon to Fri

Organisation Aims/Missions:

Newcastle Futures works with other organisations across the city of Newcastle upon Tyne to help, and support unemployed people get the right training or employment. They have a team of 15 Customer Coordinators working in community premises, divided (in general) into East and West of the city. Meeting with people to talk about finding training, employment, volunteering work and host of other opportunities, meeting where the individual feels comfortable, and moving forward at their pace.

Overview of the services offered:

One to One advice and guidance. Newcastle Futures will help people in their community who are just considering starting out on training or looking for work and will support them throughout their journey to employment or qualification, and in those early days of starting a job. They have dedicated Customer Coordinators in the community who will listen to peoples needs and help work out where to find opportunities that will best suit the individual and help them move forward. For further information or to book an appointment with a customer coordinator please contact the below Free Phone number. Newcastle Futures, a new approach to finding a job.

Newcastle Skills for Life Service

Heaton Centre
Trewhitt Road
Heaton
NE6 5DY
United Kingdom
0191 278 2824
Opening hours:

Various (please ring 0191 278 2824)

Organisation Aims/Missions:

Help with any aspect of Literacy or Numeracy from beginner levels to level 2 (GCSE equivalent). Range of accreditation available. Main base in Heaton, but classes held right across the city. Dyslexia screening and support available. Customised courses for specific groups

Overview of the services offered:

All groups of 16+ learners. Please ring 0191 278 2824 to arrange an appointment

Newcastle upon Tyne CAB

St Cuthbert Chambers
35 Nelson Street
NE1 5AN
United Kingdom
0191 229 2750
Opening hours:

Office: 9.00am - 5.00; Advice Sessions: check website

Organisation Aims/Missions:

Newcastle CAB provides free, confidential and impartial advice for people who live or work in the City. We also campaign to improve the policies which affect people's lives

Overview of the services offered:

Staff and volunteers are specially trained to advise on:
Welfare benefits, money, debt, credit problems, employment, consumer, housing, neighbourhood disputes, education, healthcare, immigration, family and personal issues

Northern Learning Trust

Cheviot House
Beaminster Way East
Kingston Park
NE3 2ER
0191 2710131
Opening hours:

9.00 to 17.00

Organisation Aims/Missions:

To improve the potential and raise the aspiration of vulnerable and disadvantaged people through learning. We will achieve this trough the provision of :
Outstanding bespoke community learning
A responsive and high quality mentoring service

Overview of the services offered:

Reaching Out Project :
We provide volunteer mentors to support men and women who have completed their order with Northumbria Community Rehabilitation Company. The project aids the resettlement of ex-offenders back into the community ,and aims to reduce rates of re-offending and build positive lives.
Veterans Support Service
We work with Armed Forces Veterans who are in the criminal justice system who are referred by Northumbria CRC and are eligible for CFO contact . We Support these offenders who have served in the armed forces to overcome behavioural and attitudinal difficulties which affect their lives .

Northern Pinetree Trust

Pinetree Centre
Durham Road
DH3 2TD
0191 492 8219
Opening hours:

9-5 Mon-Fri

Organisation Aims/Missions:

We offer a range of programmes designed to build confidence and self esteem, leading into self employment awareness and then business start up advice training, mentoring and counselling enabling individuals to evaluate the concept of working for themselves and thereafter to obtain help and support to evaluate the possibility of working for themselves and to make an informed choice as to whether this is something for them. We provide additional support identifying specialist sources of finance which may be required to get the business up and running.

Overview of the services offered:

Business ideas generation/evaluation
Enterprisze awareness and coaching
Business planning-start up
Business finance

Northumberland Domestic Abuse Services (NDAS)

Unit 3, Waterhouse, Burn Lane
NE46 3HN
01434608030
Opening hours:

9 - 5 weekdays

Organisation Aims/Missions:

We provide practical and emotional support to women in Northumberland who have experienced domestic abuse at any time in their lives.

Overview of the services offered:

Risk assessment and referral of high risk victims to the Northumberland MARAC
(Multi-agency Risk Assessment Conference) which is led by the Police.
Representation of victims at the conferences.
 Safety Planning and support to make homes safe
 Accompanying to court, tribunals, child protection meetings and other appointments
 Assistance with accessing legal, financial, benefits, medical and housing advice
 Help with childcare and travel costs where necessary when accessing our support
 One-to-one support and counselling
 Informal groups to provide peer support
 Structured courses in order to move on from abuse and to achieve improved
parenting skills, further education and/or enter the job market
 Advocacy, referral and signposting to other sources of help
 Outreach appointments and home visits
 Supporting letters and reports for court, child protection and housing applications
 Poste-restante service to receive mail for women in situations where it is not safe for
them to receive any post

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