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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: wmpref@swanswell.org.uk

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

Phone: 0300 4564 299 to make a referral

Email: ADAIS.Referrals@aquarius.cjsm.net

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

DIP Anger Management 

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust

Anger Management course for individuals who have committed violent offences.

The DiP Course focuses on recognizing the underlying causes of anger, identifying what triggers anger and why, developing skills to manage and cope with anger without using violence and aggression, understanding how our environment and our personal experiences influences how we react to our anger and learning how to develop and achieve life goals without using violence or aggression.

10 week course

Locations available

Birmingham and Solihull

Referral process

Can be referred as part of a Conditional Caution

To refer somebody you are working with please email the Diversion in Place secure email account where you will be sent a referral form to complete and return.

Bsm-tr.diversioninplace@nhs.net

Phone: 0121 301 3110

Accessibility

Suitable for individuals aged 18+

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

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

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