Empowering change, realising potential, transforming communities Change Works is our new, innovative programme designed to meet the need of adult males with a history or pattern of violent offending.
Change Works simultaneously addresses their criminal behaviour while also providing a range of employment focussed training packages. These packages were developed based on identified gaps within the labour market and following consultation with employers. To maximise contact hours, clients are offered training packages related to a particular employment area,
RESOLVE is an intensive treatment intervention programme for violent offenders that aims to reduce their aggressive/violent behaviour and to help them live a more satisfying and pro-social life.
All clients on our Change Works programme must complete the RESOLVE programme, as part of their Probation bond conditions, before progressing on to further education or employment.
The Probation Service Alcohol and Offending Programme is delivered over eight two hour sessions held weekly. The programme is designed to be delivered by Probation Service staff on their own, by Probation Service staff in conjunction with staff from Probation funded Community Based Organisations (CBO).
This course is designed for Probation Service clients whose alcohol use has been identified as a significant contributory factor to their offending behaviour and where it has been established that there is a pattern of such behaviour alongside the presence of pro-criminal or anti-social attitudes.
The overall aim of the Alcohol and Offending programme is to facilitate change in the clients’ thinking and behaviour in relation to alcohol use and its link to offending, utilising a group work process. It aims to reduce the likelihood of the client committing further alcohol related offences.
The Probation Service Choice and Challenge Programme is delivered over 12 two hour sessions held weekly. The programme is designed to be delivered by Probation Service staff on their own, by Probation Service staff in conjunction with staff from Probation funded Community Based Organisations (CBO).
This new programme, has a central focus on the reduction in risk of reoffending through ensuring that there is a challenge to existing negative beliefs and attitudes, that prosocial attitudes and behaviours are promoted and that individual problem solving capacity is enhanced, alongside personal growth and development.