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Out Of Court Disposals

Alcohol Related Violent Offences

Cranstoun & Swanswell

For offenders who commit low level violent offences (verbal or physical) when under the influence of alcohol (eg D&D, Public Order, Criminal Damage, Common Assault). Not suitable for dependant drinkers. Addresses drinking habits and how alcohol can lead to aggressive behaviour.

Consists of 1/2 hour initial assessment, then four 1 hour evening sessions over two weeks (two in one day) and an exit assessment (takes place at last session or over phone).

Locations available

Across the West Midlands

Referral process

Can be referred as part of Conditional Caution or Community Resolution

Access booking portal at https://swanswell.simplybook.it/index/about to book initial assessment. Provider will supply subsequent course dates.

Phone: 0121 553 1333

Email: wmpenquiries@cranstoun.org.uk.cjsm 

Accessibility

Translators available for non-English speakers. Not suitable for individuals with severe mental health issues or severe learning disabilities. Provider will assess and make alternative referral if unsuitable for course.

Cost

Free

ADAIS

Aquarius

For offenders who commit low level domestic abuse which is related to or triggered by alcohol. Not suitable for dependant drinkers. Addresses drinking habits and abusive behaviour using motivational interviewing.

For low severity and either standard or medium risk offences against an intimate partner (current or ex) and wider family.

Consists of 1 hour initial assessment, then six 2 hour evening sessions over six weeks and an exit assessment (takes place at last session or over phone).

Wrap around victim support available from the provider.

Locations available

Across the West Midlands

Referral process

Can be referred as part of Community Resolution or on a voluntary basis. Victim and offender must consent

Referrals can be made via the booking portal: http://www.adais-booking.org.uk/ 

Password: aquarius123

Phone: 0300 4564 299 

Accessibility

Translators available for non-English speakers. Not suitable for individuals with severe mental health issues or severe learning disabilities. Provider will assess and make alternative referral if unsuitable for course.

Cost

Free

CARA

The Hampton Trust

For offenders who commit low level domestic abuse against intimate partners (current or ex). Proven success in reducing reoffending when run in Hampshire.

Standard to medium risk and low severity.

Consists of two Saturday sessions (10 – 3) which take place 4 – 5 weeks apart.

Locations available

Across the West Midlands

Referral process

Can only be referred as part of Community Resolution.

Any English speaking individual must be randomised to check whether can be referred. This can be done here: https://cct.sp.wmpad.local/SitePages/Home.aspx (select ‘CARA Randomiser’). If successful a course can be booked through online calendar accessed through above link.

Phone: 02380 001 061 or 02380 009 898 

Accessibility

Not suitable for individuals with severe mental health issues or severe learning disabilities.

Course can be delievered in the following languages: English, Polish and Punjabi.

Cost

Free

VAC Victim Awareness Course

Victim Support

The Victim Awareness Course is a short rehabilitative course for individuals who have committed low level offences such as theft, criminal damage, public order and minor assault.

The VAC is designed to contribute to a reduction in reoffending by improving attitudes and thinking towards crime. The VAC aims to increase victim empathy by placing the voice of the victim at the heart of the course.

The course covers values around crime, gains and consequences of crime, the impact of crime on victims, responsibility and choice. It helps people understand the impact of their behaviour and allows them to identify alternative choices they can make in the future.

3 hour course

Locations available

Across England

Referral process

Can only be referred as part of a conditional caution or community resolution.

If you would like more information on the course and how to make a referral please contact your local PIPT:

Perry Barr              845 6070

Eastern                  831 3299

Western                 815 6094

PIPT Duty Mobile    07393 142164

Accessibility

Suitable for individuals aged 18+

Please also refer to our guidance on the suitability of VAC

Cost

£60 paid in full by attendees to Victim Support, any surplus money is reinvested back into the charity

Consider (Inappropriate sexual behaviours)

Rise Mutual and Victim Support

  • To raise awareness of inappropriate sexual behaviours
  • To give participants an increased awareness of the effects of inappropriate sexual behaviours on others
  • To help participants identify and manage risky behaviours and recognise warning signs

Single session (3 hr workshop)

For offences such as:

  • Non-DA harassment of a sexual nature (ie cat calling, workplace sexual harassment, unwanted emails etc)
  • Mal comms
  • Sexting
  • Revenge porn
  • Outrage public decency
  • Indecent exposure incl. urinating in public
  • Unwanted touching/groping
  • Inappropriate sexual conversations or behaviour (including via electronic communications)

Locations available

Across the West Midlands

Referral process

Follow the Conditional Caution or Community Resolution process, stipulating ‘Consider’ as a requirement (see pre-filled forms)

Email referral form to nj_project@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk

We will compile and send register to Drivetech who will contact the offenders, scheduling attendance and securing payment.

We’ll update following breach/completion

Accessibility

Suitable for:

  • Adult males aged 18+
  • Low severity and standard to medium risk
  • No significant prior history of sexual offences
  • First time or early offenders, who do not have an entrenched history of inappropriate behaviour
  • Victim consents

Not suitable for:

  • Harassment of an ex-partner
  • An offence where a level of grooming has taken place
  • Sexual offences involving penetration, force, coercion or rape
  • Stalking behaviours
  • Any offence connected to domestic abuse or intimate partners
  • Vulnerable victims

Cost

£85 fee to attend (payable in instalments)

New Chance

Sandwell Womens Aid

The New Chance Project can be offered both as an out of court disposal and on a voluntary basis.

New Chance is a specialist project for women in Sandwell and Dudley. New Chance is run by BCWA, a regional charity which supports women with a variety of needs across the Black Country. We are here to support you to overcome difficulties and move forward in your life. It doesn’t matter what your problems are, we are here to help.  

Locations available

West Bromwich and Dudley (only availabe to Sandwell and Dudley residents)

Referral process

Email to request a referral form. Return referral forms via secure email newchance.referrals@sandwellwa.cjsm.net 

Call the New Chance Early Intervention Worker on 0121 553 0090 for any queries.

Accessibility

The New Chance Project can be offered both as an out of court disposal and on a voluntary basis. The project can be offered to any woman who has been arrested and who the police identify as someone who may benefit from support in order to prevent reoffending as long as they are:

  • Over the age of 18
  • Residents of Sandwell or Dudley
  • Suitable for an out of court disposal or agree to receive support on a voluntary basis

Cost

The project is funded by the West Midlands Police and Crime Commisioner and is free to access.

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