peer mentoring an approach to recovering from crime and punishment

PEER MENTORING
• AN APPROACH TO RECOVERING
FROM CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT:
THE RECIDIVIST
• TWO MAJOR INFLUENCES FOR
DESISTING FROM CRIME:
AGEING OUT OF CRIME
SOCIAL BONDS:
– FAMILY, FRIENDS/BUDDIES,
EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION
FIRST SENTENCE
*INTERVENTION
*SEX OFFENDERS
*IPPs and LIFERS
REFORMED V RECOVERY
• BEING REHABILITATED VIA AN
OFFENDER PROGRAMME OR
SUPPORT/TREATMENT BY AN
AGENCY OR PROFESSIONAL IS NOT
THE END – ONLY THE BEGINNING
• RECOVERY – AN INDIVIDUALISTIC
AND PERSONALISED PROCESS
RECOVERY
• A PERPETUAL PROCESS OF ARRIVAL
RATHER THAN AN END STATE WHEN
LICENCE PERIOD IS COMPLETED
• FIRST STEP: INITIATING CHANGE
• STEP TWO: MAINTAINING CHANGE
AND ACQUIRING NECESSARY SKILLS
RESTORE SUPPORT
NETWORK
• A PEER BUDDY/BEFRIENDING (LOWLEVEL MENTORING) ‘THROUGH THE
GATE’ INITIATIVE FOR OLDER EXOFFENDERS
• A SENSE OF ACHIEVEMENT AND
SOCIAL INTERACTION
• CHALLENGES: CHARGE OF
‘COLLUSION’ AND RISK OF RELAPSE
RESTORE SUPPORT
NETWORK
• FORMAL LAUNCH IN DORSET,
SOMERSET, WILTS AND HANTS
• PARTNERSHIPS WITH OTHER
AGENCIES SEEKING TO INVOLVE EXOFFENDERS, INC VIOLENT AND SEX
OFFENDERS (FOOTPRINTS)
• RELEASE RECOVERY PROGRAME
RESTORE SUPORT
NETWORK
• CONTACT DETAILS
DORSET, SOMERSET AND WILTS:
STUART WARE
HANTS, SOUTHAMPTON AND
PORTSMOUTH; CHRISTINE GRAHAM
* 3 NORTH SQUARE, DORCHESTER DT1 1HY (07742 377744) OR
EMAIL [email protected]