Our extensive experience and knowledge enables us to work with offenders in the courts, whilst on probation, in prison and in the community, and successfully support ex-offenders in sustaining long term accommodation, which in turn reduces the risk of re-offending.
ARKRS’s specialist offender Resettlement Officers develop individual support plans which address:
- Alcohol and substance misuse
- Employment needs
- Mental ill health
- Developing positive social networks and community re-integration
- Restorative Justice
- Using health services
- Acquiring independent move-on accommodation
- Complying with statutory orders, e.g. ASBOs
- Getting on with flatmates and neighbours
- Contributing to the community (e.g. ARKRS house meetings, forums, social events, voluntary work, mentoring)
ARKRS work closely with both the probation service and the police, in managing and reducing risk of reoffending amongst our service users.
ARKRS works in partnership with statutory and local community agencies and particularly with the probation service and the police at the various custody centres, engaging with ex-offenders on point of release from prison and thence in managing and reducing risk of reoffending.
ARKRS staff work collaboratively with clinical care teams, notably Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs) and Forensic Community Mental Health Teams (FCMHTs) to ensure that clients are offered person-centred support in a therapeutic environment and that services are ‘joined-up’ and not duplicated.
We work closely with Team London who have currently placed two of our residents in local volunteering opportunities and who will also supply volunteers to work with ARKRS.
How are clients referred to us?
Offenders who access our supported housing services are referred via Probation or the Haringey Local Authority, Haringey Vulnerable Adults, Haringey National Probation Service (NPS) and Haringey Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC). Clients include those managed under Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) and Integrated Offender Management (IOM) clients. ARKRS will work with clients who have been given a custodial sentence or a community order.
Residents must have been drug-free for 6 months or in treatment and on licence and prove that they are addressing their behaviour. ARKRS work with our clients to understand their psychological and emotional needs, and to enable them to develop the resources to live independently and achieve personally meaningful goals.