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Our Criminal Justice services and Drug Intervention Programmes offer support and stability to people with drug and alcohol misuse problems who are involved in the criminal justice system. People in this situation need expert advice from a source they feel they can trust and relate to, our outreach workers provide this in a comfortable and supportive environment.
DISC’s criminal justice programmes are tailored to individual needs, every person in this situation has unique challenges to overcome. DISC can ensure that each participant receives the treatment and support that is relevant to them.
Working in partnership with other organisations, DISC provides support to individuals in staying drug free and offers guidance as they rejoin their communities. Sponsored by the Government, the Drugs Intervention Programme offers easily accessed services to drug users with the goal of crime prevention. Our provision put a strong focus on programme completion, we don’t give up on people once they have engaged with our services and we provide invaluable long-term support.
We also offer signposting to further services, such as employment, training, education, housing support and benefits as well as providing assistance for families and family members.
The range of services we offer currently constitute:-
- Relapse prevention programmes (one-to-one and group-work)
- Life skill training
- Harm reduction
- Needle exchange
- Peer support and mentoring
- Counselling (extends to family members)
- Prison gate pick up on release
Our partners include:
- Social, Health and Probation services
In April 2009 there were 11623 young people held in custody. The Prison Reform trust believes that over thirds of those held are likely to re-offend within two years.
DISC has a number of projects that can help young offenders to reintegrate with society, offering training, education, peer mentoring and housing services.